Blackout

Paperback, 528 pages

Published Sept. 14, 2010 by Spectra.

OCLC Number:
567696267

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3 stars (1 review)

In her first novel since 2002, Nebula and Hugo award-winning author Connie Willis returns with a stunning, enormously entertaining novel of time travel, war, and the deeds--great and small--of ordinary people who shape history. In the hands of this acclaimed storyteller, the past and future collide--and the result is at once intriguing, elusive, and frightening.Oxford in 2060 is a chaotic place. Scores of time-traveling historians are being sent into the past, to destinations including the American Civil War and the attack on the World Trade Center. Michael Davies is prepping to go to Pearl Harbor. Merope Ward is coping with a bunch of bratty 1940 evacuees and trying to talk her thesis adviser, Mr. Dunworthy, into letting her go to VE Day. Polly Churchill's next assignment will be as a shopgirl in the middle of London's Blitz. And seventeen-year-old Colin Templer, who has a major crush on Polly, is determined …

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Subjects

  • Literature & Fiction -- Genre Fiction -- Historical
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy -- Authors, A-Z -- ( W ) -- Willis, Connie
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy -- Science Fiction