Join the HCSF Reading Group to discuss “A Canticle for Leibowitz" by Walter M. Miller
Sunday, February 5, 2023
4:30pm - 6:00pm Pacific
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“A Canticle for Leibowitz"
by Walter M. Miller
Miller served as a tail gunner in a bomber crew in WWII that destroyed the oldest surviving Christian monastery in the Western world, founded by St. Benedict in Monte Cassino, Italy in the 6th Century. A decade later, Miller was still haunted by his role in this tragedy and wrote a brilliant short story that became the basis for this three-part novel, widely considered a science fiction classic.
In the late 20th C, Isaac Leibowitz is a US military electrical engineer who survives a nuclear holocaust and takes refuge in a remote Catholic monastery in the American Southwest near his former base. He dedicates his life to preserving mankind's knowledge by smuggling books to safety, copying them, and memorizing them. Six hundred years and then 1200 years after Leibowitz's death, monks are still preserving his "Memorabilia" archives in the hope they will help future generations reclaim forgotten science.