A Canticle For Leibowitz
Constructed from three short stories Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibotwiz, the winner of the 1961 Hugo for Best Novel, is a true landmark of science fiction literature. Considered one of the most accomplished, powerful, and enduring classics of modern speculative fiction, it is a hauntingly chilling look at a post apocalyptic future.
Awakened after centuries of darkness, the rudimentary 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 that point on, the story spans centuries of ignorance in a nightmarish world through the sharp, satirical eyes of Miller. By examining mankind’s inherent humanness to repeat its grand foibles and grievous mistakes, his novel moves from one century to another to chronicle the violence and barbarism that plague the relentless progression of the human race.
Seriously funny, stunning tragic, absolutely imaginative and timelessly remarkable, A Canticle for Leibowitz retains its ability to enthrall and amaze. It is now, as it always has been, a science fiction masterpiece, worthy of booklegging; a great story that results in lasting contemplation.
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