Questions tagged [a-canticle-for-leibowitz]

Published in 1960, A Canticle for Leibowitz is a post-apocalyptic novel from Walter M. Miller. It is widely considered one of the "classics" of science-fiction. The tag should be used for questions about the story, background, or adaptations.

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What was Thon Tadeo referring to with the myth of re-creation?

In the "Fiat Lux" section, Thon Tadeo mentions evidence that the humans then-living were not the original humans, but a created servant race who had rebelled. It seems clear from the context that he ...
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Where is the Abbey of the Albertian Order of St. Leibowitz?

Obviously a book set 600 (and 1200, and 1800) years in a post-apocalyptic future isn't necessarily going to have much in the way of noticeable landmarks that are definitively similar to ours. Still, ...
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What is the relationship between Benjamin and Leibowitz?

In Fiat Homo, one of the monks of the Albertian Order of Leibowitz (Brother Fingo) finishes a hand-carved woodcarving of Leibowitz (who had not yet been deemed a saint). The woodcarving was passed ...
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How did the Poet “die for the faith”?

In the section Fiat Voluntas Tua, the Poet receives some mention through the hindsight of history (emphasis mine): the fable had probably arisen out of the story that one of the early Hannegans had ...
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Who did Benjamin think Thon Thaddeo was?

In Miller's A Canticle for Leibowitz, at the end of the Fiat Lux section, Benjamin, the seemingly immortal Jewish hermit, interrupts Thon Thaddeo's farewell dinner. As I recall, he (Benjamin) gets ...