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A Case of Conscience

(The first book in the After Such Knowledge series)
A novel by

2004 Retro Hugo Award for Best Novella
1959 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Father Ramon Ruiz-Sanchez S.J., is a part of a four man scientific commission to the planet Lithia, there to study a harmonious society of aliens living on a planets which is a biologist's paradise. He soon finds himself troubled: how can these perfect beings, living in an apparent Eden, have no conception of sin or God? If such a sinless Eden has been created apart from God, then who is responsible?

Genre: Fantasy

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