The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber


Peter, a Christian minister,  goes where no missionary has gone before. He travels to a colony on a new planet as an employee of a rather mysterious, stock corporation called USIC. His work is to preach to the native population who had asked for a replacement minister. “The Book of Strange New Things” is what they call the Bible. Peter becomes obsessed with his mission, yet tries to stay in communication with his wife, Bea, who writes of increasingly worrying societal and environmental issues back home. This book has been called genre-defying. It’s like getting to read literature-worthy science fiction. I loved the writing, especially about the native language, and the communication between Peter and Bea.

Gwenamon says: Pretty incredible


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