(Found) Illogically genocidal species

TomMazanec

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Mid-late Nineties novel. Race from Alpha Centauri comes to Earth, looking for the species created in the Image of God. Said species would have no evolutionary imperfections. They consider all evolved sapient species to be abominations to be exterminated. They also have imperfections showing them to be evolved, but do not commit racial suicide. They realize humans are evolved and plan to eradicate us. We are rescued by an alliance of other nearby species.
The novel features the British total solar eclipse of a couple decades ago. The freak coincidence of the eclipse is compared to the one of the aliens homeworld, which switches back and forth between Alpha Centauri A and Alpha Centauri B.
 

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Possibly Illegal Alien by Robert J. Sawyer

From an article on the author's website where he discusses the book (many spoilers!) Robert J. Sawyer: Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer:

"The Tosok religion had originally held that Tosoks were created by their God; their studies of evolution shattered their faith in that. Clearly, they had evolved — but their religion held that God must have divine children somewhere. Hask and Seltar belonged to an underground who opposed the policy of sterilizing other worlds"
 

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Um... strange as it may seem, mods aren't on here 24/7, and when we are here our priorities are dealing with spammers and such like, not patrolling Book Search for possible "founds". In any event, it's now marked.
 

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I thought I saw a couple founds marked after I posted.
That just means that one or, possibly, two mods read those particular threads -- and perhaps some others** -- and saw in them that the book had been correctly identified.


** - Note that a thread with unread posts in it is marked thus based on when the individual reading the list of threads (New, Watched or a sub-forum listing) last visited it (or had never done so). Someone (mod or otherwise) might look at the Book Search sub-forum and see dozens -- or perhaps many hundreds -- of threads with unread posts in them. Frankly, if someone was expected to look at every thread in there containing posts that they had not read, many of them would keep well away from that sub-forum, as it could demand time that they simply do not have.
 

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