By Walter M. Miller Jr.
Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for most sensible Novel and broadly one in all the main complete, robust, and enduring classics of contemporary speculative fiction, Walter M. Miller, Jr.'s A Canticle for Leibowitz is a real landmark of twentieth-century literature -- a chilling and still-provocative examine a post-apocalyptic future.
In a nightmarish ruined global slowly awakening to the sunshine after drowsing in darkness, the newborn rediscoveries of technology are secretly nourished by means of cloistered clergymen devoted to the learn and maintenance of the relics and writings of the blessed Saint Isaac Leibowitz. From the following the tale spans centuries of lack of information, violence, and barbarism, viewing via a pointy, satirical eye the relentless development of a human race damned by way of its inherent humanness to recelebrate its grand foibles and repeat its grievous error. heavily humorous, wonderful, and tragic, forever clean, inventive, and altogether outstanding, A Canticle for Leibowitz keeps its skill to enthrall and amaze. it's now, because it continuously has been, a masterpiece.