First published in 1960, A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr. is considered a somewhat of a classic of post-apocalyptic science fiction. I’ve wanted to read it for years, thanks to goodreads and its recommendations page. See, goodreads thought that since I intend to read Russel Hoban’s Riddley Walker one day, I would also enjoy A Canticle for Leibowitz. And it wasn’t entirely wrong.
The novel is divided into three parts, with each part taking the reader further and further into the post nuclear holocaust future. The first part opens some centuries after a devastating war and its after effects have destroyed all civilization. In an abbey somewhere in the former United States the monks Albertian Order