Doomsday Book: A Novel

August 1, 1993|
Doomsday Book: A Novel by Connie Willis
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“A tour de force.”—The New York Times Book Review

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.


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.
Connie Willis has won six Nebula Awards (more than any other science fiction writer), six Hugo Awards, and for her first novel, Lincoln's Dreams, John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Her novel Doomsday Book won both the Nebula and Hugo Awards, and her first short-story collection, Fire Watch, was a New York Times Notable Book. Her other ...
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Title:Doomsday Book: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:592 pages, 6.81 X 4.14 X 1.2 in
Shipping dimensions:592 pages, 6.81 X 4.14 X 1.2 in
Published:August 1, 1993
Publisher:Random House Worlds
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780553562736

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