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The Sparrow
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Format:
Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
01-11-1997
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
512
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'The Sparrow is one of my favourite science fiction novels and it destroyed me in the best way when I read it. It is so beautifully written and the construction of the narrative is masterful.' Emma Newman, acclaimed author of PlanetfallSet in the 21st century - a number of decades from now - The Sparrow is the story of a charismatic Jesuit priest and talented linguist, Emilio Sandoz, who - in response to a remarkable radio signal from the depths of space - leads a scientific mission to make first contact with an extraterrestrial culture. In the true tradition of Jesuit adventurers before him, Sandoz and his companions are prepared to endure isolation, suffering - even death - but nothing can prepare them for the civilisation they encounter. Or for the tragic misunderstanding that brings the mission to a devastating end. Once considered a living saint, Sandoz returns alone to Earth horrifically maimed, both physically and spiritually, the mission's sole survivor - only to be blamed for the mission's failure and accused of heinous crimes.Written in clean, effortless prose and peopled with memorable characters who never lose their humanity or humour, The Sparrow is a powerful, haunting fiction - a tragic but ultimately triumphant novel about the nature of faith, of love and what it means to be 'human' and widely considered to be a classic of the genre.

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Udgivelsesdato:
01-11-1997
ISBN13:
9780552997775
Vægt:
346 g
Dybde:
127 mm
Bredde:
127 mm
Højde:
198 mm
Format:
Paperback
Forfattere
Bibliotekernes beskrivelse Combining elements of science fiction and spiritual philosophy, this novel is a tale of the devastating consequences of a scientific mission to make contact with an extraterrestrial culture.PRIZES:Winner of Arthur C. Clarke Award 1998Winner of Arthur C Clarke Award 1998

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