Thursday, November 29, 2018
Hugo Winner Book Review: A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter Miller
The winner of the Hugo award for best novel of 1961 (the year I was born), I found this an interesting novel that is hard to categorize. Is it post apocalyptic science fiction? Black comedy? Does it make a statement about where the world may have been headed during the cold war (and maybe in the future)? Is it for or against religion?
Written in three parts, each separated by several hundred years but taking place in the same location, it is a long and sweeping novel. I'll need some time to absorb it.
Recommended, even for non-fans of science fiction. But be prepared to look up some Latin words and phrases.