Speculations Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Group

 

As the literature of ideas and imagination science fiction and fantasy make excellent fodder for engaging discussion. Speculations celebrates the genre by exploring the whole arc from hard science to fantastical fiction and anything in between. Readers of all interests are invited to join us as we explore new realms. The Speculations Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Group is currently on hiatus. For further questions please send an email to BOOKCLUB@ELLIOTTBAYBOOK.COM.

 

The Sparrow: A Novel (The Sparrow Series #1) By Mary Doria Russell Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780449912553
Availability: Ships in 2-10 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - September 8th, 1997

February 2022

The Sparrow

A visionary work that combines speculative fiction with deep philosophical inquiry, The Sparrow tells the story of a charismatic Jesuit priest and linguist, Emilio Sandoz, who leads a scientific mission entrusted with a profound task: to make first contact with intelligent extraterrestrial life. The mission begins in faith, hope, and beauty, but a series of small misunderstandings brings it to a catastrophic end.

About the Author


Mary Doria Russell has been called one of the most versatile writers in contemporary American literature. Widely praised for her meticulous research, fine prose, and compelling narrative drive, she is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Sparrow, Children of God, A Thread of Grace, Dreamers of the Day, Doc, and Epitaph. Dr. Russell holds a Ph.D. in biological anthropology. She lives in Lyndhurst, Ohio.

 

Meeting Virtually on Tuesday, February 15th at 6:30 PM