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A canticle for Leibowitz : a novel

Author: Walter M Miller
Publisher: Philadelphia ; New York : J.B. Lippincott Co., 1960, ©1959.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Here is science fiction of the highest literary excellence and thematic intelligence. A monastery founded by the scientist Liebowitz is discovered decades after an atomic war. In the first part of the book a young novice in the monastery is the protagonist; in the second part we see scholars in a new period of enlightment; and in the final section we observe man's proclivity for repeating mistakes and the apparent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Miller, Walter M., 1923-1996.
Canticle for Leibowitz.
Philadelphia : Lippincott, 1960 [©1959]
(OCoLC)629828573
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter M Miller
OCLC Number: 1451434
Awards: Hugo Award for Best Novel, 1961.
Description: 320 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Fiat homo --
Fiat lux --
Fiat voluntas tua.
Responsibility: by Walter M. Miller, Jr.

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"Here is science fiction of the highest literary excellence and thematic intelligence. A monastery founded by the scientist Liebowitz is discovered decades after an atomic war. In the first part of the book a young novice in the monastery is the protagonist; in the second part we see scholars in a new period of enlightment; and in the final section we observe man's proclivity for repeating mistakes and the apparent inevitability of history's repeating itself." Shapiro. Fic for Youth, 3d edition.

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