By Connie Willis
A Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel of plague and time travel by an SFWA Grand Master of Science Fiction.
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
Winner of the Nebula 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
Connie Willis (1945 - )
Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1945. Having earned a BA in English and elementary education from the University of North Colorado, she spent a brief stint in the late 1960s working as a teacher, until she left to raise her first child. During this period she began writing SF, with her first publication, 'The Secret of Santa Titicaca', appearing in Worlds of Fantasy in 1971. Willis is a highly decorated author and has won, among other accolades, ten Hugo Awards and six Nebula Awards for work of all lengths: short stories, novellas, novelettes and novels alike. She was recently named an SFWA Grand Master. Willis currently lives in Greeley, Colorado with her family.
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08 Nov 2012
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