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Eifelheim
Eifelheim | Michael Flynn
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Tom, a modern-day historian, and his girlfriend Sharon, a theoretical physicist, search for the truth about the 1349 disappearance of the small German town of Eifelheim as the Black Death strengthens its grip on medieval Europe, unaware that Father Deitrich, the village priest in 1348, became the first contact between humankind and a mysterious alien race. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
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Eifelheim | Michael Flynn
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First contact in an unexpected setting!

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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“Any #fool can hope when success lies plainly in view. It wants genuine strength to hope when matters are hopeless.”

#QuotsyFeb18

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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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Not so much #PrayingToTheAliens as praying WITH the aliens, but it‘s the first book I thought of.

When a ship of insectoid aliens crashes in Germany in 1349, the creatures slowly incorporate themselves into the small village of Oberhochwald. They help with the crops, make friends and enemies, and many convert to Christianity. Then the Black Death hits.

A fascinating look at faith, plus aliens with jet packs. #Recommendsday #NuYear

DrexEdit Wow! 😨😨 Stacked! 😊 5y
Cinfhen Aliens with jet packs❣️❣️In the 1300's ❣️❣️awesome 5y
TrishB Wow 😮 so many new books for this post! 5y
Laura317 This sounds right up my alley. Stacked! 5y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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“For what purpose have you prayed?"
"For thanks. If I must die, at least I have lived. If my companions have perished, at least I have known them. If the world is cruel, at least I have tasted kindness. I had to cross to the far side of the sky to taste it but, as you say, the world is full of miracles.”

#aQuoteaDay from a conversation between the priest of a small European village in 1348, and the insectoid alien who crash-landed there.

saresmoore Yep, this definitely sounds awesome. 6y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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“Jesus said the weeds would grow with the wheat until the Judgement," Dietrich answered, "so one finds both good men and bad in the Church. By our fruits we will be known, not by what name we have called ourselves. I have come to believe that there is more grace in becoming wheat than there is in pulling weeds.”

#aQuoteaDay

saresmoore That's a great quote and this book sounds pretty awesome! 6y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @saresmoore It is even cooler than the Litsy summary makes it sound. Most of the book is about insectoid aliens integrating themselves into a small isolated European village in the 1300s. Really well written and strangely beautiful. Gonna post another quote from this one tomorrow. 6y
Zelma Ooh, weird. A friend just recommended this very book to me this evening. 6y
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