Mary Doria Russell


Iam having trouble understanding question number 9 in the back of the book, I can't seem to see the relasionship between this and star trek, except for the finding of new worlds and the constant fear of the unknown.

>>By nikole buller   (Friday, 21 Mar 2003 02:28)

I am having some trouble writing a paper about this book. I am thinking about doing my paper is on the following questions.
Did God lead the explorers to Rakhat--step by step--or was Sandoz responsible for what happened? If God was responsible for bringing the explorers to Rakhat, does that mean that God is vicious?
I would really appreciate any feedback that anyone could give me about this.

>>By natalie751   (Sunday, 7 Dec 2003 20:05)

The book does not answer those questions - the book asks them.

SAndoz blames both himself and God for what happened.

In the preface of the book, it states "They meant no harm."

In the 2cnd boo Children of God, Hlavin Kitheri discusses his point of view and also meant no harm.

..the road to hell is pave with good intentions....

A good question is what faith means to each character in the book? How did their perspective of faith serve them? How did they deal with the tragedies in their lives? Did anyone else blame God, or only Sandoz?

Another good question is the impact we have on other cultures when we intrude, with the best of intentions, and do harm. ie: missionary work. The Poisonwood Bible.

would be interested to know what you wrote

>>By elysealice   (Friday, 19 Dec 2003 16:47)

two of the most interesting and captivating books I've ever read --The Sparrow and Children of God. Russell asks the ultimate questions of the meaning of the universe and of human existence against a backdrop of science fiction. I don't think she gives us answers...just a starting point.

>>By suzyq   (Friday, 10 Sep 2004 04:37)

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