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Doomsday Book - Connie Willis
Doomsday Book
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For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant... show more
For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received.But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin -- barely of age herself -- finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history's darkest hours.Five years in the writing by one of science fiction's most honored authors, Doomsday Book is a storytelling triumph. Connie Willis draws upon her understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering and the indomitable will of the human spirit.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780553562736 (0553562738)
ASIN: 553562738
Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Pages no: 578
Edition language: English
Series: Oxford Time Travel (#1)
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
4.5 Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
Series: Oxford Time Travel #1 I'm still debating whether I should give this five stars or stick to 4.5. This was a reread for me and I still found it compelling, although I didn't blaze through it in a couple days like I did the first time around. There are, admittedly, some issues with regards to...
CDRBill
CDRBill rated it
So historians in 2054 have time travel tech and use it to travel back and study the past. In this story a young historian, Kivrin, convinces the history department at her college to let her travel back to 1320, but what they don't know is that she has been infected with a new strain of flu. She is a...
Malin
Malin rated it
3.5 #CBR8 Book 57: Doomsday Book by Connie Willis
Kivrin Engle is a young history student at Oxford University, whose dream it is to time travel back in time to the Middle Ages. You see, in the 2050s, historians have the option to travel back in time as a research tool, to truly discover what the past was like. Most historians travel back to the ea...
The Reading Jackalope
The Reading Jackalope rated it
4.0 Doomsday Book
I'm really conflicted with this book. On the one hand I can say that objectively this is an excellent novel. It's well written, the characters are fully fleshed out, the plot is engaging, etc etc. However, while I was captivated by parts of the novel there were other parts that I didn't like and str...
Thoughts of a nerdy feminist
Thoughts of a nerdy feminist rated it
5.0 My favorite of her books so far
I first got introduced to Connie Willis through some of her more light-hearted, humorous books. This is absolutely not one of those. This book was much more serious, frustrating, and heartbreaking. Without getting into spoilers, this book portrays characters experiencing the worst bad luck imagi...
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