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Doomsday Book

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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 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 Post
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Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 133 x 196 x 40mm | 425g
  • Gateway
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575131098
  • 9780575131095
  • 69,112

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Introduction by Adam Roberts.




A woman travels back through time to complete her doctoral thesis - but, due to an accident, she lands in the middle of the Black Plague of 1348. The Oxford she left behind is laid low by a mysterious strain of influenza and, with no-one willing to risk arranging her rescue, time is running out...




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"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 Post

Bio: Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis (1945-) has won, among other awards, ten HUGO Awards and six NEBULA Awards for her writing. She lives in Greeley, Colorado with her husband Courtney Willis, a professor of physics at the University of Northern Colorado.
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About Connie Willis

Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis has won, among other accolades, ten Hugo Awards and six Nebula Awards for her writing, and was recently named an SFWA Grand Master. She lives in Greeley, Colorado with her husband Courtney Willis, a professor of physics at the University of Northern Colorado.
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