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For Kivrin Engle, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the ...Show synopsisFor Kivrin Engle, 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. Winner of the Hugo Award 1993 Winner of the Nebula Award 1993 "A tour de force" - New York Times Book Review "Ambitious, finely detailed and compulsivly readable" - Locus "It is a book that feels fundamentally true; it is a book to live in" - Washington PostHide synopsis
Doomsday Book (Turtleback Books) – Hardcover (1993)
Hardcover, Turtleback Books 1993
Turtleback School & Library ed.
ISBN: 0613922557 ISBN-13: 9780613922555
For nearly a decade, Willis has dazzled readers with her short fiction. Her first novel, Lincoln's Dreams, received unanimous high praise and won the John W. Campbell Award. Now she pens a sensational work about human struggle and redemption set in the time of the Black Plague.For nearly a decade, Willis has dazzled readers with her short fiction. Her first novel, Lincoln's Dreams, received unanimous high praise and won the John W. Campbell Award. Now she pens a sensational work about human struggle and redemption set in the time of the Black Plague.Hide
I had a few weeks off from nursing school, and I thought that this would be a great way to unwind. Not so much. For me, there wasn't enough historical input or interesting science fiction. Both seemed lackluster to me. Overall, a very unsatisfying read.
Time travel book with a good twist. Two story lines diverge early in the book and connect by the end. Very descriptive book, with good characters. Recommended for those who enjoy a full story that doesn't rush it's way through the plot.
This book's appeal is the melding of science fiction with an interesting take on history in England in the 14th century. Willis has a style of writing that engagingly pulls one in and holds one's interest.
The science fiction part really is just the device she uses to get us believably into the ...
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