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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 man or woman. He has chanced on no insoluble conflicts in his ideals or his ethics . . . until eventually he's despatched to Lithia. There he comes upon a race of extraterrestrial beings who're admirable in each means aside from their overall reliance on chilly cause; they're incapable of religion or belief.Confronted with a profound medical riddle and moral hindrance, Father Ruiz-Sanchez quickly unearths himself torn among the lessons of his religion, the lessons of his technology, and the internal promptings of his humanity. there's just one answer: He needs to settle for an old and unforgivable heresy--and danger the futures of either worlds . . .

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English intro
Perry Rhodan is the identify of a technological know-how fiction sequence released when you consider that 1961 in Germany, in addition to the identify of its major personality. it's a area opera, facing all significant topics of technological know-how fiction. Having bought over billion copies in pulp publication layout world wide, it's the such a lot winning technological know-how fiction publication sequence ever written.
Perry Rhodan Neo is a reboot of the storyline beginning within the yr 2036 rather than 1971.
For additional info at the subject material, see the English Wikipedia article on Perry Rhodan and/or the corresponding German Wikipedia article.

Deutsche Einführung
Perry Rhodan ist der Titelheld der gleichnamigen deutschen Science-Fiction-Serie, die seit dem eight. September 1961 ununterbrochen wöchentlich in shape von Heftromanen mit einer Druckauflage von etwa eighty. 000 Heften (Stand: Jahr 2011) erscheint. Insgesamt sind bisher 2700 Hefte mit run a hundred and sixty. 000 Seiten erschienen, deren Geschichten einen Zeitraum von über 3000 Jahren umfassen (Stand: Mai 2013).
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My vote, if anybody is still in any doubt about it, is to keep the planet closed. " "Ramon," Michelis said, "do you want to speak next? You're certainly entitled to it, on a point of personal privilege. " "No, Mike. " "I'm not ready to speak yet either, unless the majority wants me to. " "Sure," Agronski said. "Speaking as a geologist, and also as an ordinary slob that doesn't follow rarefied reasoning very well, I'm on Cleaver's side. I don't see anything either for or against the planet on any other grounds but Cleaver's.

Evidently you thought that I 14/06/2008 07:23 A Case Of Conscience, by James Blish 31 of 102 file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Floop/Desktop/Downloads... wouldn't know what you were talking about. If you hadn't hit the 'pineapple,' you would have given yourself away to me before now by talk like that. " "Of course it's easy, when the other man is helping you," Ruiz-Sanchez said. "But I think that your view of Lithia as a potential cornucopia of hydrogen bombs is only the beginning of what you have in mind.

I should have thought that you'd know there's lots of lithium on Earth's own moon, too—and it isn't economical to fly it back to Earth even over that short a distance, less than a quarter of a million miles. Lithia is three hundred and fourteen trillion miles from Earth; that's what fifty light-years comes to. Not even radium is worth carrying over a gap that great! "No more would it be economical to ship from Earth to Lithia all the heavy equipment that would be needed to make use of lithium here.

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