For Kivrin Engle, 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.
Winner of the Hugo Award 1993
"A tour de force" - New York Times Book Review
"Ambitious, finely detailed and compulsivly readable" - Locus
"It is a book that feels fundamentally true; it is a book to live in" - Washington Post
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Review: Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel)User Review - Herman Gigglethorpe - Goodreads
This was a pretty cool book for the most part, though there are some things that keep it from being a 5. Most of the time-travel rules aren't explained here, so people new to Connie Willis books may ... Read full review
Review: Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel)User Review - Stephan Kinsella - Goodreads
I found it boring and meandering, with uninteresting characters -- except for Kivrin and some of the medieval characters. And barely sci-fi at all. Read full review