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Bright Messengers: A New Novel Set in the Rama Universe

Gentry Lee, Arthur C. Clarke (Introduction)

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ISBN 10: 0553573292 / ISBN 13: 9780553573299
Published by Bantam, 1996
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Title: Bright Messengers: A New Novel Set in the ...

Publisher: Bantam

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Acceptable

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To Sister Beatrice, a priestess of the global Order of St. Michael, the cloud of tiny white particles is a message from God.  To Johann Eberhardt, a German systems engineer, it is an anomaly of physics.  But to the Rama society, it may; be the long-awaited proof of nonhuman intelligence.  On Mars, Johann and Beatrice will meet, drawn together by a fabulous account of a vast city lost beneath the red planet's harsh landscape.  Joined by none Martian colonists, the mystic and the skeptic will board a strange craft that will hurtle them toward the truth behind the mysterious bright messergers and a startling journey into the heart of the unknown.

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Lee's first solo mission (his collaboration with Arthur C. Clarke yielded the three latest Rama novels: Rama II, The Garden of Rama and Rama Revealed) continues in the Rama universe, beginning on Earth in 2141 during a depression called the Great Chaos. Using visits by the bright messengers (who may be angels or aliens), Lee brings together the lives of agnostic engineer Johann Eberhardt and Sister Beatrice, a devout nun of the order of St. Michael of Siena. The ensuing venture to Mars, to the messengers' ship and to the beyond is classic SF?a tale that exhibits Lee's firm control of character and dialogue and, in the best tradition of the genre, one in which love and sex play major roles. Although the resolution of Sister Beatrice's struggle with chastity lacks any unique insight, she is otherwise a remarkable religious figure, both admirable and accessible. And in solidly fleshing out Johann's professional, filial and uxorial roles, Lee may well have created a new hero.
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