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A canticle for Leibowitz

Author: Walter M Miller
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1968, ©1959.
Series: Bantam books science fiction
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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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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter M Miller
ISBN: 9780553273816 0553273817
OCLC Number: 7266361
Notes: A Bantam book ; S2973.
Lippincott edition, October 1959; Catholic edition, September 1960; Bantam edition published February 1961, 9th printing, August 1968.
Parts of this book appeared in a different form in The magazine fantasy and science fiction in 1955 and 1956, by Fantasy House, Inc.
Description: 278 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: Fiat homo --
Fiat lux --
Fiat voluntas tua.
Series Title: Bantam books science fiction
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, 3rd edition.

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