Blackout (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
624
Utgivningsdatum
2012-03-08
Utmärkelser
Short-listed for John W Campbell Award 2011 (UK)
Förlag
Gollancz
Dimensioner
197 x 132 x 50 mm
Vikt
405 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780575099289
Blackout (häftad)

Blackout

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Häftad Engelska, 2012-03-08
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BLACKOUT is the opening movement of a vast, absorbing two-volume novel that may well prove to be Connie Willis' masterpiece. Like her multi-award winning THE DOOMSDAY BOOK, this stunning new work marries the intricate mechanics of time travel to the gritty - and dangerous - realities of human history. The narrative opens in Oxford, England in 2060, where a trio of time traveling scholars prepares to depart for various corners of the Second World War. Their mission: to observe, from a safe vantage point, the day-to-day nature of life during this critical historical moment. As the action ranges from the evacuation of Dunkirk to the manor houses of rural England to the quotidian horrors of London during the Blitz, the objective nature of their roles gradually changes. Cut off from the safety net of the future and caught up in the chaotic events that make up history, they are forced to participate, in unexpected ways, in the defining events of the era. BLACKOUT is an ingeniously constructed time travel novel and a grand entertainment. More than that, it is a moving, exquisitely detailed portrait of a world under siege, a world dominated by chaos, uncertainty, and the threat of imminent extinction. It is the rare sort of book that transcends the limits of genre, offering pleasure, insight, and illumination on virtually every page.
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A page-turning thriller - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BLACKOUT depicts the times and the spirit of the British people remarkably vividly, and bits of comic relief leaven any sombreness. Characterisations of the historians and the Brits they become close to are multifaceted and believable, and the ending leaves us keenly primed for the sequel - BOOKLIST (starred review)

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Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis has won, among other awards, ten HUGO Awards and six NEBULA Awards for her writing. She lives in Greeley, Colorado with her husband Courtney Willis, a professor of physics at the University of Northern Colorado.