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The Best of Walter M. Miller, Jr. [Paperback]

Walter M. Miller


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May 1980
Walter M. Miller Jr is best remembered as the author of A Canticle for Leibowitz, universally recognized as one of the greatest novels of modern SF. But as well as writing that deeply felt and eloquent book, he produced many shorter works of fiction of stunning originality and power. His profound interest in religion and his innate literary gifts combined perfectly in the production of such works as ¿The Darfstellar¿, for which he won a Hugo in 1955, ¿Conditionally Human¿, ¿I, Dreamer¿ and ¿The Big Hunger¿, all of which are included in this brilliant and essential collection.
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¿Tales whose treatment of character [is] effortlessly complex...he transfigured conventional sf themes and instruments...by treating them with a rich ambivalence¿ The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Walter M. Miller Jr (1923-1996) grew up in the American south. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps a month after Pearl Harbor and spent most of the Second World War as a radio operator and gunner, participating in fifty-five combat sorties over Italy and the Balkans, including the assault on Monte Cassino. After the war, he studied engineering, before turning to writing. He won a Hugo Award for A Canticle for Leibowitz. His only other novel, Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horsewoman, was published posthumously. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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