Walter M. Miller, Jr., was one of the twentieth century's leading science fiction writers, a two-time Hugo Award winner and author of the classic vels A Canticle for Leibowitz and Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman. This comprehensive literary guide provides more than 1,500 alphabetically arranged entries on Miller's life and body of work. It includes summaries of his two vels and all of his shorter works, character descriptions, explanations of the literary, cultural, historical, and religious allusions found in the works, as well and translations of all foreign words and phrases. This guide is meant to inform both scholarly and popular readings of Miller's work.
William H. Roberson is professor and head librarian at the Brentwood Campus of Long Island University. He is the author of a number of books and his articles have appeared in Critique, Great Lakes Review, RQ, and Bulletin of Bibliography.