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Doomsday book

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New York : Bantam Books, 1993.
Bantam paperback ed.
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578 pages ; 18 cm.
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. 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. Praise for Doomsday Book "A stunning novel that encompasses both suffering and hope. . . . The best work yet from one of science fiction's best writers." -- The Denver Post "Splendid work--brutal, gripping and genuinely harrowing, the product of diligent research, fine writing and well-honed instincts, that should appeal far beyond the normal science-fiction constituency." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "The world of 1348 burns in the mind's eye, and every character alive that year is a fully recognized being. . . . It becomes possible to feel . . . that Connie Willis did, in fact, over the five years Doomsday Book took her to write, open a window to another world, and that she saw something there." -- The Washington Post Book World
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APA Citation (style guide)

Willis, C. (1993). Doomsday book. Bantam paperback ed. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Willis, Connie. 1993. Doomsday Book. New York: Bantam Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Willis, Connie, Doomsday Book. New York: Bantam Books, 1993.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Willis, Connie. Doomsday Book. Bantam paperback ed. New York: Bantam Books, 1993. Print.

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