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Philadelphia & New York: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1960. Nuclear war brings the new Dark Ages during which the Catholic Church is again the guardian of science and technology. Twelve centuries later the world once more is able to manufacture nuclear weapons, and to carry its wars into outer space. As the bombs begin to fall, the monks of the Albertian Order of St. Leibowitz escape the planet aboard a spaceship, bearing with them St. Leibowitz Memorabilia, to preserve the Christian faith on a world orbiting another star. 1961 Hugo award winner. "Named by many as best SF novel of the modern period." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-287. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 118. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 160. Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels 30. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 275. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 288-93. Tiny spot on title page, else a fine copy in nearly fine white dust jacket with a bit of tanning to spine panel and along flap folds and some mild general dust soiling. A very nice copy of a book seldom found in superior condition. (#136293)
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