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The Resource A Case of Conscience, James Blish, (electronic resource)

A Case of Conscience, James Blish, (electronic resource)

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A Case of Conscience
Title
A Case of Conscience
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James Blish
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Language
eng
Summary
The author of the Cities in Flight saga explores the conflicting demands of science, faith, and human feeling in this Hugo Award-winning novel. Father Ruiz-Sanchez is a dedicated man, a Jesuit priest who is also a scientist, and a scientist who is also a human being. He doesn't feel any genuine conflicts in his belief system-until he is sent to Lithia. The reptilian inhabitants of this distant world appear to be admirable in every way. Untroubled by greed or lust, they live in peace. But they have no concept of God, no literature, and no art. They rely purely on cold reason. But something darker lies beneath the surface: Do the Lithians pose a hidden threat? The answers that unfold could affect the fate of two worlds. Will Ruiz-Sanchez, a priest driven by his deeply human understanding of good and evil, do the right thing when confronted by a race that is alien to its core? The Science Fiction Encyclopedia lauds A Case of Conscience as "one of the first serious attempts to deal with religion [in science fiction], and [it] remains one of the most sophisticated. It is generally regarded as an SF classic." Readers of Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, Mary Doria Russell's The Sparrow, or Walter M. Miller Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz will find this award-winning novel a gripping, compelling exploration of some of the most intractable and important questions faced by the human species. Includes an introduction by Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Greg Bear
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CtWfDGI
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3503.L64
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
A Case of Conscience, James Blish, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
frd00012641
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unknown
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ebook
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9781504042444
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Label
A Case of Conscience, James Blish, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
frd00012641
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ebook
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504042444
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
frd00012641

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