Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Science Fiction + Fantasy, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Ballantine Reader's Circle
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Author: Mary Doria Russell
Street Date: October 1, 1997
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1259
The sole survivor of a crew sent to explore a new planet, Jesuit priest Emilio Sandoz discovers an alien civilization that raises questions about the very essence of humanity, an encounter that leads Sandoz to a public inquisition and the destruction of his faith. Reader's Guide included. Reissue. 12,500 first printing.