- Author:Connie Willis
- Publisher:Science Fiction; Book Club (BCE/BOMC) edition (2007)
- Pages:559 pages
- Subcategory:British & Irish
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Doomsday Book is a 1992 science fiction novel by American author Connie Willis. The novel won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, and was shortlisted for other awards
Doomsday Book is a 1992 science fiction novel by American author Connie Willis. The novel won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, and was shortlisted for other awards. The title of the book refers to the Domesday Book of 1086; Kivrin Engle, the main character, says that her recording is "a record of life in the Middle Ages, which is what William the Conqueror's survey turned out to b.
Doomsday Book, republished as part of the SF Masterworks series by the American author Connie Willis is an amazing, unique, captivating 600-page novel taking place in two times concurrently: near-future Oxford, England and a 14th Century medieval English village. Historian and Great Courses lecturer Teofilo Ruiz recommended this work to me and I’m glad he did – Doomsday Book is a terrific read.
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Doomsday Book by Connie Willis DEDICATION To Laura and Cordelia - my TS My special thanks to Head Librarian Jamie LaRue and the rest of the staff of the Greeley Public Library for their endless and invaluable assistance. And my undying gratitude to Sheila and Kelly and Frazier and Cee, and especially to Marta - the friends I love. Читать онлайн Doomsday Book. To Laura and Cordelia - my Kivrins.
Due to an accident with the time travel device, Kivrin arrives in time to witness firsthand the plague near Oxford, recording her observations as she tries to survive. While husbands philandered with impunity, wives were expected to remain chaste and faithful and, when they failed, they easily became scapegoats for social misfortunes. These domestic elements are what make Willis’s writing particularly compelling.
Winner of the Hugo Award 1993 Winner of the Nebula Award 1993. Ambitious, finely detailed and compulsivly readable" - Locus. It is a book that feels fundamentally true; it is a book to live in" - Washington Post.
Doomsday book begins in Oxford of 2054, a future in which historians do not just study the past, but use a time travelling device (rather confusingly for modern readers), known as "the net" to travel back in time to view the past directly. Professor James Dunworthy, a veteran of several trips to the twentieth century reluctantly sees his star pupil Kivrin Engle off to the year thirteen twenty, three hundred years earlier than anyone had previously travelled to study the Middle Ages, a point in time with which she's fascinated.
To Laura and Cordelia - my Kivrins. BOOK I. "What a ringer needs most is not strength but the ability to keep tim. ou must bring these two things together in your mind and let them rest there forever - bells and time, bells and time. Ronald Blythe, Akenfield.
I read this book out of the need to experience Nebula Award winner Connie Willis more than anything. Willis weaves the two stories together with a loose thread, but the connections are very palpable and hold true
I read this book out of the need to experience Nebula Award winner Connie Willis more than anything. I'd not heard of Willis until recently, and can say that she is a fine, above the fold writer, who can tell a captivating story. Willis weaves the two stories together with a loose thread, but the connections are very palpable and hold true. Read Dooms Day Book with a willingness to experience the failings and hopefulness of the human condition, then go out and do something fun. Скачать (pdf, 852 Kb) Читать. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF.