Author(s): Mary Doria Russell
Combining elements of science fiction and spiritual philosophy, this novel is a tale of the devastating consequences of a scientific mission to make contact with an extraterrestrial culture.
This title won the 1996 James Tiptree award. Mary Doria Russell was awarded the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Writer in 1998.
Winner of Arthur C Clarke Award 1998 and James Tiptree Award 1996.
Mary Doria Russell was awarded the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Writer in 1998.
Mary Doria Russell is a former anatomist and lives in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband and their son. She has studied six languages, trained as a paleoanthropologist and is the author of scientific papers ranging from bone biology to cannibalism, Mary Doria Russell's first novel, THE SPARROW, won the 1996 James Tiptree Award, the 1998 BSFA Award and the 1998 Arthur C. Clarke Award. Dr Russell has also won the Cleveland Arts Council Prize for Literature and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer of Science Fiction. Her second novel, CHILDREN OF GOD, is the sequel to THE SPARROW.