Winner of the 2001 Philip K. Dick Award.
Home to generations of humans, the starship Argonos has wandered aimlessly throughout the galaxy for hundreds of years, desperately searching for other signs of life. Now an unidentified transmission lures them toward a nearby planet-and into the... read more
“But I admit I did not know what to make of true believers like Father Veronica. Her belief, her faith, was both profound and real. Her faith disturbed me.”Bartolomeo
“When God created human beings, He bestowed upon us the greatest gift besides His love. Out of His love. Two gifts, really, but so interconnected they are like one. First, the capacity to do anything, good or evil, wise or unwise, loving or hateful. And second, true freeHighlighted by 6 Kindle customers
There is no real free will if God intercedes to protect us or save us from the consequences of our own or other people’s actions and choices. We have to face those consequences ourselves. That is the price we pay for free will.”Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
When He created us, and gave us free will, He effectively canceled out His foreknowledge of the future.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
taken in the guidance and understanding that are there for us, and then they act, they live their lives and view their lives informed by that, in such a way as to essentially answer their own prayers.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
He has His own guilt. And sacrificing His Son, Himself, was a way to help expiate that guilt.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers