The Bishop’s Mission

Yes No What

The Bishop realized that sooner or later we’d be able to contact and perhaps communicate with other civilizations throughout our own Milky Way. His vision, his Mission was for us to prepare for that time. If it turned out that we could actually communicate with aliens from other worlds, his burning question, “Are we alone?” would be answered with that first contact. But, that’s not all he wanted to know.

Follow this intriguing journey through the decades of debate and discoveries the Mission demanded. From ecumenical views to space exploration technology, from the practical to the fanciful; Collins tells his tale with words that will evoke and provoke.

The Bishop’s Mission is listed as General Fiction, but it includes enough Sci-Fi to be given that description, as well.  But, the Sci-Fi is limited to what’s possible today; rendering it more believable.  A Bishop with stars in his eyes takes it upon himself to initiate a search for other civilizations in our galaxy. He has a particular question he wants to ask of aliens.  The book describes how he goes about that self-imposed mission.  The ending will be unsatisfactory to some, but thought-prodding throughout the book, will linger.  It’s an easy read in spite of its lengthy technical passages.  At only 119 pages, you can finish it in one sitting.