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Case of Conscience
Case of Conscience
Author: James Blish
ISBN-13: 9780099063704
ISBN-10: 0099063700
Publication Date: 11/3/1975
Pages: 208
Edition: n.i.
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Publisher: Arrow Bks.
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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This is a great Sci Fi book, winner of the Hugo award way back in the day, that is unfortunately no longer in print.

The book is about Father Ruiz-Sanchez, a priest and a biologist, who is part of a UN commission to study the planet Lithia to determine its future. The Lithians are reptilian aliens that act like a perfectly moral race except that they have no conception of faith or belief--they are purely rational. This theological issue is the driving force behind the book.

In the end, I think the author shies away from making some bold claims about religion and human society in general. But still, it's well-written and a worthy read for anyone interested in Sci Fi. It really packs a lot into 181 pages.
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