The Sparrow

By Mary Doria Russell

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Jesuits. In. Space. Enough said.

Emilio Sandoz, a Jesuit linguist who has returned from the planet, Rakhat, is emotionally and physically traumatized: how did things go so wrong on his mission? Science-fiction meets anthropology / religious studies in this intelligent and surprising novel about humans’ first contact with extraterrestrials.

Perfect for:

  • Readers usually uninterested in sci-fi.
  • Those who enjoy pondering the BIG questions about life and humanity.
  • Lovers of fiction set in space.
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