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By James Blish

ISBN-10: 0345438353

ISBN-13: 9780345438355

Father Ruiz-Sanchez is a devoted man--a priest who's additionally a scientist, and a scientist who's additionally a individual. He has stumbled on no insoluble conflicts in his ideals or his ethics . . . till he's despatched to Lithia. There he comes upon a race of extraterrestrial beings who're admirable in each manner apart from their overall reliance on chilly cause; they're incapable of religion or belief.Confronted with a profound medical riddle and moral challenge, Father Ruiz-Sanchez quickly reveals himself torn among the lessons of his religion, the lessons of his technology, and the interior promptings of his humanity. there's just one answer: He needs to settle for an historic and unforgivable heresy--and chance the futures of either worlds . . .

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Ruiz-Sanchez took advantage of the delay to look around once more at the near margins of the forest. At once, he saw Chtexa. The Lithian was standing at the entrance to the path the Earthmen themselves had taken from the city to reach the ship. He was carrying something. Cleaver swore under his breath and undid something he had just done to do it in another way. Ruiz-Sanchez raised his hand. Immediately Chtexa walked toward the ship, in great loping strides which nevertheless seemed almost leisurely.

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