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The Resource The Doomsday Book

The Doomsday Book

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The Doomsday Book
Title
The Doomsday Book
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Summary
Five years in the writing by one of science fiction's most honored authors, Doomsday Book is a storytelling triumph. 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.Praise for Doomsday Book"A stunning novel that encompasses both suffering and hope. . . . The best work yet from one of science fiction's best writers."—The Denver Post"Splendid work—brutal, gripping and genuinely harrowing, the product of diligent research, fine writing and well-honed instincts, that should appeal far beyond the normal science-fiction constituency."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"The world of 1348 burns in the mind's eye, and every character alive that year is a fully recognized being. . . . It becomes possible to feel . . . that Connie Willis did, in fact, over the five years Doomsday Book took her to write, open a window to another world, and that she saw something there."—The Washington Post Book World
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Willis, Connie
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
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The Doomsday Book
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Publication
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307784445
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Doomsday Book
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307784445
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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      1000 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA, 50309, US
      41.5860906 -93.63119350000001
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