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Dooms-day Book

Willis, Connie (Book - 1994 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A grim story of a 21st century academic marooned in a 14th century English village being ravaged by the Black Death. Willis' story is the greatest post-modern time travel story of them all, a novel that combines a genre work with all the required components and a tour de force piece of storytelling.
Authors: Willis, Connie
Title: Dooms-day book
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1994
Edition: Bantam reissue ed
Characteristics: 578 p. ;,18 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Connie Willis
Notes: "Spectra"
"Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awars"--Cover
Summary: A grim story of a 21st century academic marooned in a 14th century English village being ravaged by the Black Death. Willis' story is the greatest post-modern time travel story of them all, a novel that combines a genre work with all the required components and a tour de force piece of storytelling.
Alternate Title: Doomsday book
ISBN: 0553562738
9780553562736
Branch Call Number: SF WILLIS 1994
Subject Headings: Middle Ages Fiction Black Death Fiction Time travel Fiction Europe History 476-1492 Fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Topical Term: Middle Ages
Black Death
Time travel
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A time-traveller is trapped in the Middle Ages, dangerously close to the onset of the Black Plague. Her rescuers in 21st-century Oxford battle their own deadly epidemic to reach her in time.

Kivrin travels to 14th Century England to do research for her history thesis, but lands a few years off the mark. While her professor struggles to bring her back she learns to love a doomed community. Part of Willis’ Oxford history students series.

A crisis linking the past and future, strands an Oxford student in the most dangerous year of the Middle Ages.


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Jul 09, 2014
  • birdsandbones rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fast-paced, fun read. Ending left a bit to be desired, but overall a good read.

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