The Doomsday Book
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.
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.
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Review: The Doomsday Book (Oxford Time Travel)User Review - Jennifer - Goodreads
I don't know why I didn't add this to GoodReads before now. It was such a nothing little book. Something my husband grabbed at the check-out line because he thought I might like it. I did, and I think ... Read full review
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