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Miller, Walter M. 1923-1996

Overview
Works: 75 works in 343 publications in 11 languages and 7,721 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Dystopias  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Performer, Other
Classifications: PS3563.I4215, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Walter M Miller
A canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M Miller( Book )
166 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 4,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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
Saint Leibowitz and the wild horse woman by Walter M Miller( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following a nuclear war, the Dark Ages descend on 32nd century America which has split into warring nations. Only the Catholic Church has any influence and the novel follows the travels of its peace envoy, Brother Blacktooth
A canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M Miller( )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A true landmark of twentieth-century literature?a chilling and provocative look at a postapocalyptic future
Beyond Armageddon : twenty-one sermons to the dead ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conditionally human by Walter M Miller( Book )
19 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In CONDITIONALLY HUMAN (February 1952), gene-alteration raises animal intelligence to near human levels, posing ethical and emotional questions for those involved in the animals' care. Miller handles the story's horrifying implications with prescient force and cool detachment. He had only been writing for publication for a little over a year when this story appeared GALAXY, and this, the first of his two contributions to the magazine, showed that he had already achieved full control of his talent. The ethical questions raised here ("Are they therefore human?" "Can we continue to treat them like property"?) are at the center of societal concern and debate sixty years later and are nowhere closer to being resolved. This version of the novelette is significantly shorter than the version which appears in the major 1980 collection THE BEST OF WALTER MILLER, JR. and it is reasonable to speculate that the version published in GALAXY was a reduction by its editor Horace Gold, who was well known to have engaged in that kind of imperious editing. There is no question that this more economical version fits better into GALAXY's format and serves Gold's views of editorial consistency. Miller's own views of the presumed alteration are unknown but the fact that his COMMAND PERFORMANCE appeared in the magazine nine months later suggests that he found this editorial intervention acceptable. (Some of GALAXY's authors did not. Theodore Sturgeon was notably discontented and Isaac Asimov left the magazine and science fiction writing in the late 50's, probably for that reason.)
The science fiction stories of Walter M. Miller, Jr. by Walter M Miller( Book )
4 editions published between 1878 and 1978 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best of Walter M. Miller, Jr by Walter M Miller( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The view from the stars by Walter M Miller( Book )
11 editions published between 1964 and 1973 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Command performance by Walter M Miller( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
COMMAND PERFORMANCE (November 1952) was Miller's second and final contribution to GALAXY and appeared less than two years after his first sale, SECRET OF THE DEATH DOME, to AMAZING STORIES. An uncomfortable speculation on the true nature and penalty of telepathy, it shows his characteristic thoroughness and depth and is in fact a story whose central theme (and conclusion) were appropriated in the decades to come by many writers. Its female protagonist, able to read the minds of others, has always felt herself to be solitary in her gift; she learns that she is not and the consequences of that knowledge are managed with a remorselessness which was always central to Miller's work
Beyond Armageddon ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Beyond Armageddon, the science fictions writers have collected stories that address one of the most challenging themes of imaginative fiction: the nature of life after nuclear war. The twenty-one stories in this collection by masters such as Arthur C. Clarke, Poul Anderson, Ray Bradbury, J.G. Ballard, Robert Sheckley, Roger Zelazny, and Harlan Ellison, explore a variety of possibilities of "life after." These richly imagined stories offer glimpses into a future no reader will soon forget
Dark benediction by Walter M Miller( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saint Leibowitz and the wild horse woman by Walter M Miller( Recording )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following a nuclear war, the Dark Ages descend on 32nd century America which has split into warring nations. Only the Catholic Church has any influence and the novel follows the travels of its peace envoy, Brother Blacktooth
Check and Checkmate by Walter M Miller( )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a world where the Cold War never ended, American president John Smith XVI--who has been selected rather than elected to the office--dares to re-open contact with the East after forty years of the Big Silence. A game of masks ensues
Beyond Armageddon : survivors of the megawar ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Death of a Spaceman by Walter M Miller( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Way of a Rebel by Walter M Miller( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dawn of the Blue Horizon Jazz Band by Blue Horizon Jazz Band( Recording )
1 edition published in 1983 and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Darfsteller and other stories by Walter M Miller( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Conditionally human and other stories by Walter M Miller( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cantico a San Leibowitz by Walter M Miller( Book )
6 editions published between 1969 and 1980 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Miller Jr Walter Michael 1922-1996
Miller, M. W. 1923-1996
Miller, Uolter M. 1923-1996
Miller, W. M. 1923-1996
Miller, W. M. (Walter M.), 1923-1996
Miller, Walter
Miller, Walter M. Jr
Miller, Walter Michael.
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Miller, Walter Michael Jr
Miller, Walter Michael Jr. 1923-1996
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Languages
English (224)
French (26)
Spanish (10)
German (6)
Finnish (3)
Czech (3)
Danish (1)
Portuguese (1)
Catalan (1)
Hebrew (1)
Dutch (1)
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