A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.

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The Flame Deluge was over, the earth was dead and all knowledge has been eradicated. In a desert, a monk unearths a link to 20th-century civilisation, and with his colleagues, vows to preserve the ancient knowledge until mankind is ready to receive it. By the author of SAINT LEIBOWITZ AND THE WILD HORSE WOMAN. First published in 1960.
 

About Walter M. Miller Jr.

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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.
 
Published June 1, 1975 by Ultramarine Pub Co. 320 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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I was wrong (for that story, read Mary Doria Russell’s books), but this background colored the way I read the book, since I kept waiting for the suffering to start.

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The third section, however, really makes the book worth reading as it wrestles with theology, ethics, and suffering.

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Best known for his Hugo Award winning novel, A Canticle for Leibowitz, Miller published very little during his life.

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We also see a very intriguing and rather brilliant instance at the end of the novel of the only female character in the novel (which was puzzling to me as I read the novel), and Zerchi’s and perhaps mankind’s final understanding and realization.

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