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Bruno's Relic: A Novel of Science and Religion

Bruno's Relic: A Novel of Science and Religion

by Mark Davis


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Maleficos non patieris vivere.
"Thou shall not suffer a witch to live."

History's greatest heretic, burned at the stake in 1600. How did he trigger a message from 253 light-years away? More importantly...why?

The Vatican's astronomer-priests train instruments on an alien planet 253 light-years distant ... only to receive a message about Giordano Bruno, a Dominican friar the Roman Inquisition condemned to burn at the stake in 1600.

From the Vatican Secret Archives to a space observatory, spies and agents of the Church, governments and the New Atheism Movement engage in a deadly competition to be the first to decode Bruno's long-held secret!


"Darwin's Arrow is that rarest of all animals - a first-rate thriller that also manages to be a provocative novel of ideas."
- Josh Gilder, author of Ghost Image

"Darwin's Arrow is hard science fiction with an intensely human touch. Davis's writing is vivid, smart and memorable. A tremendous read."
- Michael Dobson, co-author of MacArthur's War and Fox on the Rhine

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ISBN-13: 9781539616979
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/21/2017
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Mark Davis is a novelist, blogger, opinion journalist and co-author of the non-fiction book, Digital Assassination, (St. Martin's Press/Macmillan), about the dark side of the online world.

He is also the author of the science fiction novel Darwin's Arrow, also available from The Canal Press.

Mark, a former White House speechwriter and recovering politico, divides his time between Austin, Texas, and New York City.

You can learn more about his other writings on his blog,, about the maddening, mesmerizing and provocative ideas posed every day by new science, fresh philosophy and dumb politicians.

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