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A Canticle for Leibowitz (St. Leibowitz #1)
by Walter M. Miller Jr.

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A Canticle for Leibowitz (St. Leibowitz #1) by Walter M. Miller Jr. Overview

Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of twentieth-century literature—a chilling and still provocative look at a post-apocalyptic future. In a nightmarish ruined world slowly awakening t Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel and widely considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a true landmark of twentieth-century literature—a chilling and still provocative look at a post-apocalyptic future. In a nightmarish ruined world slowly awakening to the light after sleeping in darkness, the infant rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of the relics and writings of the blessed Saint Isaac Leibowitz. From here the story spans centuries of ignorance, violence, and barbarism, viewing through a sharp, satirical eye the relentless progression of a human race damned by its inherent humanness to recelebrate its grand foibles and repeat its grievous mistakes. Seriously funny, stunning, and tragic, eternally fresh, imaginative, and altogether remarkable, A Canticle for Leibowitz retains its ability to enthrall and amaze. It is now, as it always has been, a masterpiece.

Walter M. Miller Jr.

About A Canticle for Leibowitz (St. Leibowitz #1) Description

From the Wikipedia article, "Walter M. Miller, Jr.": Miller was born in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Educated at the University of Tennessee and the University of Texas, he worked as an engineer. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a radioman and tail gunner, flying more than fifty bombing missions over Italy. He took part in the bombing of the Benedictine Abbey at Monte Cassino,

Data Book A Canticle for Leibowitz (St. Leibowitz #1)

Original Title A Canticle for Leibowitz ISBN 0060892994 (ISBN13: 9780060892999 ) Edition Language English Series St. Leibowitz #1 Characters Isaac Edward Leibowitz, Benjamin Eleazar bar Joshua Literary Awards Hugo Award for Best Novel (1961), Locus Award for All-Time Best Novel (1975) (120)