The team makes it to Rakhat, only to suffer an unexpected loss. Questions of faith, and faithfulness, are raised and … answered? And we begin to learn a little more of what may have happened to Emilio, pre-rescue. Let’s discuss The Sparrow. Spoilers follow for chapters 12 through 19.
In the first part of Mary Doria Russell’s SF classic, we’re dropped in the aftermath of an intergalactic… tragedy? Disaster? Horrific crime? The pieces are disparate, spread over dovetailing timelines, but the closer they are to being put together, the more unsettled this reader becomes… Let’s discuss The Sparrow. Spoilers will follow for the prologue/chapters 1 through 11.