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26th Dec '15 9:34:47 PM pittsburghmuggle
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[[WMG: ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'' is set in the past of the ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' universe.]]

See the ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' WMG page for details.

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\n[[WMG: ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'' is set in the past of the ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' universe.]]

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takes place about thirty thousand years after ''A Canticle For Leibowitz'']]
The Quo Peregrinatur Grex led to
the ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' WMG page development of FTL and time travel. Eventually the human colonies on Daikuuriku were cut off from the rest in some disastrous war (a third Flame Deluge?), at the same time falling victim to [[Main/{{Gendercide}} Gendercide]]. They harnessed the power of the Spring (see above WMG) to trick some of their bodies into being male to ensure the survival of the species, a Divine boon that, combined with their dim memories of Roman Catholic ritual and space-faring civilisation, led to the creation of the Tempus Spatium religion (through the time loop engendered in the show). This explains, among other things, the GratuitousLatin, the themes of recurrence, the existence and nature of Simulacran civilisation, and possibly even what happened in the past to destroy the [[Main/{{Precursors}} Precursors]].
* Chapter 24 of ''Canticle'' (bold emphasis added): "He spun the globe again until the axial mountings rattled; 'days' flitted by as briefest instants--In a reverse sense, he noticed suddenly. If Mother Gaia pirouetted in the same sense, the sun and other passing scenery would rise in the west and set in the east. Reversing time thereby? Said the namesake of my namesake; ''Move not, O Sun, toward Gabaon, nor thou, O Moon, toward the valley''--a neat trick, forsooth, and useful in those times too. ''Back up, O Sun, et tu, Luna, recedite in orbitas reversas''....He kept spinning the globe in reverse, '''as if hoping some''' '''''simulacrum of Earth''''' '''possessed the Chronos
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unwinding time'''. A third of a million turns might unwind enough days to carry it back to the ''Diluvium Ignis''. Better to use a motor and spin it back to the beginning of Man. He stopped it again with his thumb; once more the divination was wild."
** So...can we declare this confirmed at least as a ShoutOut?
26th Dec '15 9:33:10 PM pittsburghmuggle
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[[WMG: ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'' is set in the past of the '''''Anime/{{Simoun}}''''' universe.]]

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[[WMG: ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'' is set in the past of the '''''Anime/{{Simoun}}''''' ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' universe.]]
26th Dec '15 8:17:19 PM jormis29
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See the ''{{Simoun}}'' WMG page for details.

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See the ''{{Simoun}}'' ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' WMG page for details.
26th Dec '15 1:53:23 AM jormis29
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[[WMG: ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'' is set in the past of the '''''{{Simoun}}''''' universe.]]

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[[WMG: ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'' is set in the past of the '''''{{Simoun}}''''' '''''Anime/{{Simoun}}''''' universe.]]
28th Apr '15 1:09:10 AM msq
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He is the WanderingJew, destined to WalkTheEarth until the return of Christ. Which is why he's still hanging around at the end. And while he claims that Leibowitz is a "distant relative," this is more to keep people from hounding him to the ends of the earth and partly to bury that part of his life with his long-dead wife, Emma/Emily.

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He is the WanderingJew, destined to WalkTheEarth until the return of Christ. Which is why he's still hanging around at the end. And while he claims that Leibowitz is a "distant relative," this is more to keep people from hounding him to the ends of the earth and partly to bury that part of his life with his long-dead wife, Emma/Emily.Emma/Emily.

[[WMG: Not only is Benjamin (aka the Old Jew) Leibowitz, but he also set up his own canonization through the buried shelter Francis "finds."]]

While he likely long reverted to Judaism by the time "Fiat Homo" takes place, he knew that in order to guarantee the survival of both the Memorabilia he started and the abbey protecting it, he (as "Leibowitz") would have to be canonized by the Catholic Church. And what better way to ensure said canonization than to reveal to a young monk named Francis the location of a half-buried shelter containing his "relics."

It's also possible that he did this as well to confirm that the shelter in question really was where Emily, aka Emma Leibowitz finally died, and thus put one ghost of the past to rest.
28th Apr '15 12:44:38 AM msq
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He is the WanderingJew, destined to WalkTheEarth until the return of Christ. Which is why he's still hanging around at the end.

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He is the WanderingJew, destined to WalkTheEarth until the return of Christ. Which is why he's still hanging around at the end. And while he claims that Leibowitz is a "distant relative," this is more to keep people from hounding him to the ends of the earth and partly to bury that part of his life with his long-dead wife, Emma/Emily.
22nd Apr '15 10:30:54 AM Snarf
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Oh, and Benjamin? [[SnarkBait He's dead.]] Atomic blast hit him. Nothing could be done.

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Oh, and Benjamin? [[SnarkBait He's dead.]] Atomic blast hit him. Nothing could be done.done.

[[WMG: Benjamin ''is'' Leibowitz]]

He is the WanderingJew, destined to WalkTheEarth until the return of Christ. Which is why he's still hanging around at the end.
7th Mar '15 2:57:01 AM Morgenthaler
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[[WMG: ''TheBookOfEli'' is set in the past of ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz''.]]

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[[WMG: ''TheBookOfEli'' ''Film/TheBookOfEli'' is set in the past of ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz''.]]
13th Feb '15 10:35:09 PM JasonJD48
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[[WMG: ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'' is set in the past of the ''{{Dune}}'' Universe.]]

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[[WMG: ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'' is set in the past of the ''{{Dune}}'' ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' Universe.]]
1st Dec '12 1:12:07 AM nombretomado
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[[WMG: ''ACanticleForLeibowitz'' is set in the past of the ''{{Dune}}'' Universe.]]

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[[WMG: ''ACanticleForLeibowitz'' ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'' is set in the past of the ''{{Dune}}'' Universe.]]



[[WMG: ''TheBookOfEli'' is set in the past of ''ACanticleForLeibowitz''.]]

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[[WMG: ''TheBookOfEli'' is set in the past of ''ACanticleForLeibowitz''.''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz''.]]



[[WMG: ''ACanticleForLeibowitz'' is set in the past of the '''''{{Simoun}}''''' universe.]]

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[[WMG: ''ACanticleForLeibowitz'' ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'' is set in the past of the '''''{{Simoun}}''''' universe.]]



[[WMG: The world of ''ACanticleForLeibowitz'' is not our future. It's our distant past.]]

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[[WMG: The world of ''ACanticleForLeibowitz'' ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'' is not our future. It's our distant past.]]
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