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Doomsday (book)

8 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Connie Willis.

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Author: Connie Willis
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Spectra
3 reviews about Doomsday (book)
Quick Tip by . February 22, 2011
posted in SF Signal
   Willis is one of the top earners of the Hugo award and this one will show you why
review by . June 08, 2010
It's 2048 AD and, while time travel is possible, it is closely controlled and subject to severe physical restrictions. Kivrin, a young student in the history faculty of twenty-first century Oxford University will be conducting a clandestine research visit to one of the most perilous and least understood periods of Middle Age England - the early fourteenth century just prior to the onset of the bubonic plage, the Black Death that wiped out entire families and villages and decimated the population …
review by . December 07, 2009
   For those of you who want intricate special effects regarding time travel (ala Michael Crichton's Timeline), you will not find it here.  Instead we are provided a story with time travel elements that has well developed characters, good historical descriptions, and a great deal of suspense.   A student of history is sent back in time to England in the late Middle Ages.  Unknown to the student (by the name of Kivrin – what a great name!), the person who sent her …
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