Author(s): Walter M. Miller
In the depths of the Utah desert, long after the Flame Deluge has scoured the earth clean, the rediscoveries of science are secretly nourished by cloistered monks dedicated to the study and preservation of knowledge. By studying the Holy Relics of the past, the Order of St Leibowitz hopes to raise humanity from its fallen state to one of grace. But is such knowledge the key to salvation? Or the certain sign that we are doomed to repeat our most grievous mistakes...?
The HUGO AWARD-winning novel of Earth after the apocalypse.
Walter M. Miller (1923-1996) grew up in the American south. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps a month after Pearl Harbour and spent most of the war as a radio operator and gunner, participating in 55 combat sorties over Europe. After the war he studied engineering before turning to writing. A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ won the HUGO AWARD. His only other novel, LEIBOWITZ AND THE WILD HORSE WOMAN was published posthumously.