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dangrossman · 2014-07-12 · Original thread
A Canticle for Leibowitz

> In the depths of the Utah desert, long after the Flame Deluge has scoured the earth clean, a monk of the Order of Saint Leibowitz has made a miraculous discovery: holy relics from the life of the great saint himself, including the blessed blueprint, the sacred shopping list, and the hallowed shrine of the Fallout Shelter. In a terrifying age of darkness and decay, these artifacts could be the keys to mankind's salvation. But as the mystery at the core of this groundbreaking novel unfolds, it is the search itself—for meaning, for truth, for love—that offers hope for humanity's rebirth from the ashes.

http://www.amazon.com/Canticle-Leibowitz-Walter-Miller-Jr/dp...

salemh · 2013-07-19 · Original thread
You may enjoy the short novel "A Canticle for Lebowitz", which chronicles the cycles of humanity re-birthing through dark ages post-nuclear war, surpassing prior technology and...

http://www.amazon.com/Canticle-Leibowitz-Walter-Miller-Jr/dp... In the depths of the Utah desert, long after the Flame Deluge has scoured the earth clean, a monk of the Order of Saint Leibowitz has made a miraculous discovery: holy relics from the life of the great saint himself, including the blessed blueprint, the sacred shopping list, and the hallowed shrine of the Fallout Shelter.

In a terrifying age of darkness and decay, these artifacts could be the keys to mankind's salvation. But as the mystery at the core of this groundbreaking novel unfolds, it is the search itself—for meaning, for truth, for love—that offers hope for humanity's rebirth from the ashes.

It follows 3x periods: post nuclear, "rebuild" and discovery, and "surpass" technology.

jseliger · 2012-06-03 · Original thread
It's amazing how quite advanced technologies (for a civilization that thrived from 5000 to 3000 years ago) were mastered only to be lost later over the course of history.

It's actually not (too) hard to imagine something like this happening again: the process (probably) starts with nuclear weapons and ends with something like A Canticle for Leibowitz: http://www.amazon.com/Canticle-Leibowitz-Walter-Miller-Jr/dp...

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