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A Canticle for Leibowitz (Bantam Spectra Book)


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In the depths of the Utah desert, long after the Flame Deluge has scoured the earth clean, a monk of the Order of Saint Leibowitz has made a miraculous discovery: holy relics from the life of the great saint himself, including the blessed blueprint, the sacred shopping list, and the hallowed shrine of the Fallout Shelter.

In a terrifying age of darkness and decay, these artifacts could be the keys to mankind's salvation. But as the mystery at the core of this groundbreaking novel unfolds, it is the search itself—for meaning, for truth, for love—that offers hope for humanity's rebirth from the ashes.


The winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for Best Novel, Miller's bestselling work is a true landmark of 20th-century literature--a chilling and still-provocative look at a post-apocalyptic future.

About the Author

Walter M. Miller, Jr. grew up in the American South and enlisted in the Army Air Corps a month after Pearl Harbor. He spent most of World War II as a radio operator and tail gunner, participating in more than fifty-five combat sorties, among them the controversial destruction of the Benedictine abbey at Monte Cassino, the oldest monastery in the Western world. Fifteen years later he wrote A Canticle for Leibowitz. The sequel, Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman, followed after nearly forty years.

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James Whelan, December 29, 2006 (view all comments by James Whelan)
How good is this book? A chance web encounter with a (Parnassus) journal editor, Herbert Leibowitz, gleaned this title from depths of memory. Once you have read this book, it will be forever embedded in 'consummate' zone of your memory. Unforgettable!
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Miller, Walter M
Spectra Books
Miller, Walter M.
Walter M. Miller, Jr.
Miller, Walter
New York :
Science Fiction - General
Science fiction
Science / General
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
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