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Doomsday Book
Doomsday Book
Author: Connie Willis
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 r...  more
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780553562736
ISBN-10: 0553562738
Publication Date: 8/1/1993
Pages: 592
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4.2 stars, based on 257 ratings
Publisher: Spectra
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is one of the most inventive tales of time travel I've ever read. The plot is well-researched, giving an incredibly detailed history of The Plague. In addition, it addresses the sticky issue of paradox in a satisfying way.
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A must read by a great author. She really studied her history for this one. I always enjoy her books, but I understand why this was a Nebula Award Winner. Dive into the 578 pages and enjoy this stunning novel. I would never part with this book, but some how I ended up with two copies.
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This is one of the best books I have ever read. I cannot recommend it highly enough. History, suspense and time travel.

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Absolutely fantastic. I could not put it down.
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I found this book to be a little dry. I really didn't like the UK type English spoken by the people of the futuristic side of the book. It does get better towards the end, and I found myself unable to just put it down because I wanted to know what would happen in the end. I have read better science fiction than this one, but this one is O.K.
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As a huge fan of the time travel genre, I loved this book. The descriptions of life in plague times is extraordinary. The interplay between the 1300s and the present is very intriguing. I could not put this book down!

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