Walter M. Miller, Jr. grew up in the American South and enlisted in
the Army Air Corps a month after Pearl Harbor. He spent
most of World War II as a radio operator and tail gunner,
participating in more than fifty-five combat sorties, among them
the controversial destruction of the Benedictine abbey at Monte
Cassino, the oldest monastery in the Western
world. Fifteen years later he wrote A Canticle for
Leibowitz. The sequel, Saint Leibowitz and the
Wild Horse Woman, followed after nearly forty years.
Terry Bisson is the award-winning author of numerous short stories as well as the novels Talking Man and Voyage to the Red Planet.
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