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The Sparrow (The Sparrow #1)
by Mary Doria Russell

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The Sparrow (The Sparrow #1) by Mary Doria Russell Overview

In 2019, humanity finally finds proof of extraterrestrial life when a listening post in Puerto Rico picks up exquisite singing from a planet that will come to be known as Rakhat. While United Nations diplomats endlessly debate a possible first contact mission, the Society of Jesus quietly organizes an eight-person scientific expedition of its own. What the Jesuits find is In 2019, humanity finally finds proof of extraterrestrial life when a listening post in Puerto Rico picks up exquisite singing from a planet that will come to be known as Rakhat. While United Nations diplomats endlessly debate a possible first contact mission, the Society of Jesus quietly organizes an eight-person scientific expedition of its own. What the Jesuits find is a world so beyond comprehension that it will lead them to question what it means to be "human".

Mary Doria Russell

About The Sparrow (The Sparrow #1) Description

Mary Doria Russell is an American author. She was born in 1950 in the suburbs of Chicago. Her parents were both in the military; her father was a Marine Corps drill sergeant, and her mother was a Navy nurse. She holds a Ph.D. in Paleoanthropology from the University of Michigan, and has also studied cultural anthropology at the University of Illinois, and social anthropology at Northeastern Univer

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Original Title The Sparrow ISBN 0449912558 (ISBN13: 9780449912553 ) Edition Language English Series The Sparrow #1 Characters Emilio Sandoz, Jimmy Quinn, Vincenzo Giuliani, John Candotti, Johannes Voelker...more , Edward Behr, Sofia Mendez, Anne Edwards, George Edwards, Alan Pace, Felipe Reyes, D.W. Yarbrough, Marc Robichaux, Supaari, Askama, Hlavin Kitheri...less setting Borgo Santo Spirito, Rome, 2059 (Italy) Arecibo, 2019 (Puerto Rico) Naples, 2060 (Italy) …more San Juan, 2019 (Puerto Rico) Rakhat, 2039 …less Literary Awards Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel (1998), Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis for Foreign Novel (2001), British Science Fiction Association Award for Novel (1997), John W. Campbell Memorial Award Nominee for Best Science Fiction Novel (1997), James Tiptree Jr. Award (1996) ...more Puddly Award for Science Fiction (2001) ...less (45)