Father Ramon Ruiz-Sanchez S.J., is a part of a four man scientific commission to the planet Lithia, there to study a harmonious society of aliens living on a planets which is a biologist's paradise. He soon finds himself troubled: how can these perfect beings, living in an apparent Eden, have no conception of sin or God? If such a sinless Eden has been created apart from God, then who is responsible?
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James Blish's seminal treatment of religion in SF, an award winning precursor to The SparrowAbout the Author:
SALES POINTS * #30 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. * Winner of the Hugo Award in 1959 * ¿Brilliants as fireworks¿ J. D. Scott, Sunday Times * ¿Blish brings to this case of conscience one of the most powerful intellects ¿ and one of the most diverse stories of knowledge, I would say ¿ ever to apply itself to science fiction¿ Brian Aldiss
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Book Description Firebird Distributing, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1857989244