Case of Conscience

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Ballantine Books, Aug 1, 1987 - Fiction - 240 pages
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The sin of reason...
Father Ruiz-Sanchez was a dedicated man--a priest who was also a scientist, and a scientist who was also a human being. He found no insoluble conflicts in his beliefs or his ethics until he was sent to Lithia. There he came upon a race of aliens--reptilian in form--who were admirable in every way except for their total reliance on cold reason; they were incapable of faith and belief.
On Lithia, Father Ruiz-Sanchez also found a scientific riddle, and he was presented with an ethical problem that reached across two worlds!
Father Ruiz-Sanchez was then torn in a struggle between the teachings of his faith, the teachings of his science, and the inner promptings of his humanity., There was only one solution. He had to accept an ancient and unforgivable heresy--and in accepting that heresy, he risked the futures of both worlds!
HUGO AWARD WINNER!

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Review: A Case of Conscience (After Such Knowledge #4)

User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

It's a monstrous thing to let the fate of an entire people hang on a piece of religious or political casuistry itself covering for fear of the Other. But as our history suggests, it's also a very ... Read full review

Review: A Case of Conscience (After Such Knowledge #4)

User Review  - Kelsey Cretcher - Goodreads

I'll do my full review later, But for my short review: My next stop in my Hugo read through, I was a little worried about Blish's A Case of Conscience. I'm not a religious person, and I have a hard ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1987)

James Benjamin Blish was born on May 23, 1921 in East Orange, N.J. Blish trained as a biologist at Rutgers and Columbia University, and spent 1942 - 1944 as a medical technician in the United States Army. After the war he became the science editor for the Pfizer pharmaceutical company. His first published story appeared in 1940, and his writing career progressed until he gave up his job to become a professional writer. From 1962 to 1968, he worked for the Tobacco Institute. Between 1967 and his death from lung cancer in 1975, Blish wrote authorized short story collections based upon the 1960s TV series Star Trek. He wrote 11 volumes adapting episodes of the series. He died midway through writing Star Trek 12. Perhaps Blish's most famous works were the "Okies" stories, known collectively as Cities in Flight, published in the science-fiction digest magazine Astounding Science Fiction. Some of James Blish's other works include The Vanished Jet, And All the Stars a Stage, The Quincunx of Time, and Flight of Eagles.

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