By Connie Willis
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1992
For Kivrin, getting ready an on-site examine of 1 of the deadliest eras in humanity's heritage used to be so simple as receiving inoculations opposed to the illnesses of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a lady touring on my own. For her teachers within the twenty-first century, it intended painstaking calculations and cautious tracking of the rendezvous place the place Kivrin will be received.
But a problem surprisingly linking previous and destiny strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try out desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and worry, Kivrin--barely of age herself--finds she has turn into an not going angel of desire in the course of one in all history's darkest hours.
Five years within the writing via one in all technological know-how fiction's so much venerated authors, Doomsday Book is a storytelling triumph. Connie Willis attracts upon her knowing of the universalities of human nature to discover the ageless problems with evil, pain, and the indomitable will of the human spirit.
Hugo Award for most sensible Novel (1993)
Nebula Award for top Novel (1992)
Locus Award for top technological know-how Fiction Novel (1993)
Mythopoeic myth Award Nominee for grownup Literature (1993)
Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis for international Novel (1994)
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Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel, Book 1) by Connie Willis