"There were armed soldiers in Father Joshua's church again." An aging priest in the near future becomes one of the first humans allowed to interact with the alien Wannoshay -- creatures whose ships have crash-landed on the Great Plains of America and Canada. Father Joshua finds his faith tested as well as his own beliefs about humanity. Part of The Wannoshay Cycle (also an ebook)."Also quite impressive is 'Redemption, Drawing Near,' in which the US military calls in a Catholic priest to help interrogate aliens who have landed on Earth, apparently seeking refuge, but who remain dangerously inscrutable, expressing a cultural complex requiring deep moral scrutiny." - Nick Gevers, Locus"As with the other stories in this issue of Interzone, 'Redemption, Drawing Near' effectively cast me into a science-fiction reading haze… I felt like I was reading genuine, gosh-wow science-damn fiction and enjoying it." - Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column
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May 03, 2011
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