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Blackout
Willis, Connie.
Adult Fiction WILLIS

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Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
In 2060, at Oxford University, history students know that the best way to study the past is to be there. And thanks to the invention of time travel (via “the net”), getting that first-hand experience has never been easier. Polly, Merope, and Mike are three young historians with an interest in World War II. Mike is observing random acts of heroism during the rescue of British troops at Dunkirk. Merope is a maidservant at a big manor house in the country, caring for children evacuated from London to escape the bombings. And Polly is studying the Blitz, working as a London shop girl during the day and taking cover from bombs in cellars and tube stations at night. But soon our three intrepid historians discover a very big problem—their rendezvous points back to 2060 won’t open. Their only hope is to find each other in London, but nothing is as simple as it’s meant to be—including making sure that what happens is what’s supposed to happen. Author Connie Willis has toyed with time travel before in her gripping, award-winning Doomsday Book and her delightfully comic To Say Nothing of the Dog. Like those books, Blackout hooks the reader from the first page. Willis’ depictions of life during World War I—particularly Polly’s constant near-hits and misses during the Blitz—are pitch perfect. The nail-biting suspense will inspire near-frantic page turning. Blackout’s highly-anticipated sequel, All Clear, is due in October 2010.
posted Aug 3, 2010 at 3:39PM
ConstantReader said:
Warning! This book DOES include nail-biting suspense and near-frantic page turning. Unfortunately, it ends with the notice that to read the riveting ending, you have to read All Clear. No wonder it’s highly-anticipated!
posted Aug 7, 2010 at 5:22PM
Avatar for Jody W. Jody W. said:
Won the 2010 Nebula Award with companion novel All Clear, and the 2011 Hugo Award with companion novel All Clear.
posted Jul 25, 2011 at 12:33PM
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