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A Canticle for Leibowitz

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A Canticle for Leibowitz

Classic Science Fiction Novels, March 2012

The only novel published by Miller during his lifetime, A Canticle for Leibowitz involves humanity attempting to rebuild after the decimation of society following a nuclear war. Tasked with collecting and preserving the scientific insights of mankind before they are lost, the monks of the Albertian Order of Leibowitz set to their work and hold back this knowledge until it is deemed that the re-emerging world is ready for the truths they hold. Initially garnering a mixed reception, A Canticle for Leibowitz has since been re-assessed and the praises for its strength and power and themes have made it a standard-bearer of the genre.

A Canticle for Leibowitz
by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

  • Publication Date: May 9, 2006
  • Genres: Science Fiction
  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Eos
  • ISBN-10: 0060892994
  • ISBN-13: 9780060892999