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A Canticle for Leibowitz

By Walter M. Miller, 1923-1996

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.

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Publish Date

2006

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9780060892999


Format: Book
Author: Miller, Walter M., 1923-1996
Summary: A masterful achievement that ranks with Brave New World and 1984, this mesmerizing tale of the terrible aftermath of nuclear war has captivated generations of readers since its first publication in 1959.
Title: A canticle for Leibowitz / Walter M. Miller, Jr. ; [with a new introduction by Mary Doria Russell].
Publisher Date: New York : Eos, 2006.
Subject: Monks -- Southwest, New -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780060892999 (pbk.) 0060892994 (pbk.)
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Call Number: SF Miller
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Bib Id: 371349

Format: Book
Author: Miller, Walter M., 1923-1996
Summary: A masterful achievement that ranks with Brave New World and 1984, this mesmerizing tale of the terrible aftermath of nuclear war has captivated generations of readers since its first publication in 1959.
Title: A canticle for Leibowitz / Walter M. Miller, Jr. ; [with a new introduction by Mary Doria Russell].
Edition: 1st Eos pbk. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Eos, 2006.
Description: xiii, 334 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Monks -- Southwest, New -- Fiction.
Other Author: Russell, Mary Doria, 1950- author of introduction, etc.
Notes: "This book was originally published in 1959 by Lippincott and in trade paperback editions in 1961 and 1997 by Bantam, and in 1986 by Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers"--T.p. verso.
Contents: pt. 1. Fiat homo -- pt. 2. Fiat lux -- pt. 3. Fia voluntas tua.
LCCN: 2006046371
ISBN: 9780060892999 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0060892994 (pbk.)
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Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: SF Miller