Mary Doria Russell
A scientific expedition organized by the Society of Jesus discovers proof of extraterrestrial life on a planet named Rakhat, a world so extraordinary that it challenges their understanding of humanity.
2021-12-21T20:23:56.000Z@gallant_dimwit I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this book since I read it. – source
2022-06-26T18:24:40.000Z@DavidDLaCroix a great recommendation! this book is what prompted the question—it's so breathtaking that I couldn't believe I'd never heard of it before and i wonder what other gems I'm missing – source