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The Sparrow

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"A NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT . . . Russell shows herself to be a skillful storyteller who subtly and expertly builds suspense."
--USA Today

"AN EXPERIENCE NOT TO BE MISSED . . . If you have to send a group of people to a newly discovered planet to contact a totally unknown species, whom would yo...

  • Author: Mary Doria Russell
  • Publish Date: 1997-09-08
  • Book Awards

    Won 2 awards in total (2 unique awards)
  • 1 British Science Fiction Association
  • 1 Arthur C. Clarke

  • Nominated for 1 (1 unique awards)
  • 1 John W. Campbell

  • Book Award Years
    1998 Authur C. Clark Award Winner: The Sparrow
    1997 British Science Fiction Association Award Winner: The Sparrow
    1997 John W. Campell Award Nominated: The Sparrow

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