Philip K. Dick Award winner 2001.
Ship of Fools is also known as Unto Leviathan.
Home to generations of humans, the starship Argonos has wandered aimlessly throughout the galaxy for hundreds of years, desperately searching for other signs of life. Now an unidentified transmission lures them toward a nearby planet-and into the dark heart of an alien mystery.
"Powerful... Anyone who was enthralled by the aliens from the movie Alien will love Richard Paul Russo's latest masterpiece." – Midwest Book Review
"[Russo] is not afraid to take on the question of evil in a divinely ordered universe." – The New York Times
"A tale of high adventure and personal drama in the far future." – Library Journal
Richard Paul Russo (born 1954) is an American science fiction writer.
Richard Paul Russo attended the Clarion Workshop in 1983. His first story, "Firebird Suite", appeared in Amazing Stories in 1981 and his first novel, Inner Eclipse, was published in 1988. His second novel, Subterranean Gallery, won the Philip K. Dick Award for 1989. He won that award again in 2001 for Ship of Fools. Subterranean Gallery was also a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
Richard Paul Russo. Wikipedia.