Author: Mary Doria Russell

Book Review: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

Posted April 26, 2014 in Reviews / 13 Comments
Book Review: The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

In 2019, a listening post in Puerto Rico picks up a transmission that confirms the existence of extra terrestrial life. The otherworldy music is coming from a planet near Alpha Centauri, which comes to be called Rakhat. Secretly, the Society of Jesus launches an expedition to Rakhat to make the first contact with the Singers. A team of eight, both Jesuits and non-Jesuits, land on Rakhat and make contact with a village of peaceful vegetarian Runa, who allow the aliens […]