Case of Conscience (S.F. Masterworks)

Blish, James

Editore: Firebird Distributing, 2000
ISBN 10: 1857989244 / ISBN 13: 9781857989243
Usato / Quantità: 0
Copie del libro da altre librerie
Mostra tutte le  copie di questo libro

Libro

Purtroppo questa copia non è più disponibile. Di seguito ti proponiamo una lista di copie simili.

Descrizione:

Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Codice inventario libreria

Su questo libro:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads):
3,66 valutazione media
(4.119 valutazioni)

Riassunto: Father Ramon Ruiz-Sanchez S.J., is a part of a four man scientific commission to the planet Lithia, there to study a harmonious society of aliens living on a planets which is a biologist's paradise. He soon finds himself troubled: how can these perfect beings, living in an apparent Eden, have no conception of sin or God? If such a sinless Eden has been created apart from God, then who is responsible?

Recensione: The citizens of the planet Lithia are some of the most ethical sentient beings Father Ramon Ruiz-Sanchez has ever encountered. True, they have no literature, no fine arts, and don't understand the concept of recreation, but neither do they understand the concepts of greed, envy, lust, or any of the sins and vices that plague humankind. Their world seems darned near perfect. And that is just what disturbs the good Father.

First published in 1959, James Blish's Hugo Award-winning A Case of Conscience is science fiction at its very best: a fast-paced, intelligent story that offers plenty of action while at the same time explores complex questions of values and ethics. In this case, Blish has taken on the age-old battle of good vs. evil. Lithia poses a theological question that lies at the heart of this book: is God necessary for a moral society? The Lithians are nothing if not moral. Not only do they lack the seven deadly sins, they also lack original sin. And without any sort of religious framework, they have created the Christian ideal world, one that humans would be eager to study and emulate. But is it too perfect? Is it in fact, as Father Ruiz-Sanchez suspects, the work of The Adversary? And what role does Egtverchi, the young Lithian raised on Earth, play? Is he an innocent victim of circumstance, or will he bring about the Dies Irae, the day of the wrath of God, upon the earth? The fate of two worlds hinges on the answers to these questions, and will lead to an ancient earth heresy that shakes the Jesuit priest's beliefs to their very core.

A Case of Conscience is a brilliant piece of storytelling, and it packs a lot into a scant 242 pages. Most readers will probably finish the book in one sitting, unable to stop until the spectacular denouement. But the questions posed by this little-known gem will stay with you for days afterward. --P.M. Atterberry

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Dati bibliografici

Titolo: Case of Conscience (S.F. Masterworks)
Casa editrice: Firebird Distributing
Data di pubblicazione: 2000
Condizione libro: very good

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

James Blish
Editore: Gollancz (2000)
ISBN 10: 1857989244 ISBN 13: 9781857989243
Usato Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
Greener Books
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Gollancz, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Codice libro della libreria mon0001544269

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 3,44
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,55
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Blish, James
ISBN 10: 1857989244 ISBN 13: 9781857989243
Usato Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
PreLoved ltd
(AYLESBURY, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria PL01478028B

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra usato
EUR 0,93
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,90
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi