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Doomsday Book by Connie Willis was the 102nd official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017

How/Why was this book chosen: It was chosen in a poll on Sword and Laser's Patreon page from 4 Connie Willis books.

Votes % Book Author
59 43.7 Doomsday Book Connie Willis
50 37 To Say Nothing of the Dog " "
14 10.4 Blackout/All Clear " "
12 8.9 Fire Watch " "
135

Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of Doomsday Book

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis Edit

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.

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.

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