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A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller

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  • Oct 5, 2010
"Canticle" is considered by many to the the ultimate science fiction work of all time. Count me as one of the many.
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November 03, 2012
Check out The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett. I prefer that post-apocalyptic story line to Canticle.
 
April 29, 2012
I think ultimate SF work is a bit much. It may be one of the best post-nuke war stories. There are lots of different kinds of SF.
 
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review by . April 21, 2012
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Apocalytic Blast from the Past
When reading this book one must remember that some of it was first published in 1955 only ten years after Hiroshima.  It was only two years since the Korean war and the Rosenbergs had just been executed in 1953.  The story is in three pieces and the entirety was not assembled, polished and published until about 1960, though some sources say 1959 and some 1961.      Yes this book is from the dim mists of time.  I certainly have not read it in 30 years.  But …
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