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Old 01-09-2016, 12:30:35   #1174
jsorense
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Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: In the '60s.
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis (1992)
This is a Hugo and Nebula Awards winner. For some reason I have completely over looked this author in the past. Her series of time travel books should have grabbed my interest a long time ago. It was with a giddy anticipation of finding overlooked classics that I openned this book.
The book chronicals parallel stories of a time traveler who trips back to 14th Century England and the crisis that engulfs her base in Oxford. There are two potentially interesting aspects to this book: the depiction of a near future England and an unvarnished description of the Middle Ages. For me this effort was a total disappointment. 4/10
Go ahead and reread Timeline by Michael Crichton (1999).
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