This is the way the world ends…

Review of Canticle for Leibowitz, by Walter MillerBy COYLE NEALThe unthinkable has happened. Civilization has been eliminated by nuclear war. Following the war, the survivors blamed the disaster on intellectuals, and in the “great simplification,” books were burned and the well-educated were lynched. Only in the monasteries did reading and writing live on—and there only in the greatest of secrecy. Canticle for Leibowitz, Miller’s classic work of science fiction, deals with the aftermath o … [Read more...]