At first glance the two wouldn’t go together. I’m glad to discover I was wrong.
Eifelheim is a book in two ages. A near-future where a historian tries to puzzle out why a town site was abandoned and never resettled, and a small german town in the 1300’s where the local preist is amazed to discover the most unusual pilgrims.
In and about the story, the typical questions are asked and explored about the nature of humanity, as well a few about faith, religion, and the nature of science and research.
I can definitely say I’m glad I read it.