Walter M. Miller Jr.

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Birthday
23, 1923
Birthplace
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Death Date
Jan 9, 1996 (72)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
23, 1923
Birthplace
New Smyrna Beach, FL
Death Date
Jan 9, 1996 (72)

About

A twentieth-century American author, he is best known for his novel, A Canticle for Leibowitz, which was based on short stories he contributed to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. His numerous short story collections include The View from the Stars and Conditionally Human.

Before Fame

During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as a bomber pilot. He studied engineering at both the University of Tennessee and the University of Texas.

Trivia

He won a Hugo Award in 1955 for his short story, "The Darfsteller."

Family Life

He married Anna Louise Becker in 1945; they had four children.

Associated With

He kept a photo of Ron Kovic in his room.