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Oceanic (1998) [Novella]
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Summary (From the publisher):

On a distant planet isolated from Earth since its colonization 20,000 years ago, a young boy's religious conviction is put to the test in a bound-and-weighted baptism of endurance beneath the waves of the ocean. He experiences a divine euphoria at the moment his breath gives out, and when he's brought back to the surface, the love of Beatrice, Daughter of God, flows through him with born-again contentedness. Years later as a biology student at the University, his conviction is thrown into turmoil when his own study of aquatic zooytes is used to challenge the source of his beliefs.

Original title: Oceanic

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Genre: FictionScience FictionReligion

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Year's Best Science Fiction: Sixteenth Annual Collection, the (1999) [Anthology]
      Authors: Ursula K. Le Guin , Tanith Lee , Bruce Sterling , Stephen Baxter , Greg Egan , Paul J. McAuley , Robert Reed , Michael Swanwick , Robert Charles Wilson , Howard Waldrop , Ian McDonald , Tony Daniel , William Barton , Jim Grimsley , William Browning Spencer , Rob Chilson , Ian R. MacLeod , Liz Williams , Gwyneth Jones , Cherry Wilder , Ted Chiang , Geoffrey A. Landis , Cory Doctorow , Chris Lawson

Edition #1: Oceanic

Oceanic (1998)
Awards: Hugo: Novella (1999)
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Language: English

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