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Doomsday Book (1992)

de Connie Willis

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Sèrie: Oxford Time Travel series (1)

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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.… (més)
  1. 274
    To Say Nothing of the Dog de Connie Willis (amberwitch, Othemts, Patangel)
    amberwitch: A much lighter story set in the same universe.
    Othemts: To Say Nothing of the Dog is a more light-hearted time travel adventure which is sort of a sequel to Doomsday Book. Both are excellent, enjoyable novels.
  2. 163
    Blackout de Connie Willis (bell7)
    bell7: Some characters return in this story, set in 1944 England, and involving similar themes of how people react in a crisis.
  3. 121
    Year of Wonders de Geraldine Brooks (labfs39)
  4. 102
    Eifelheim de Michael Flynn (Ape)
    Ape: Far from identical stories, but both are sci-fi takes on the black death (Eifelheim: Aliens, Doomsday Book: Time Travel.) There are numerous similarities, and I think if you like one the other might be worth looking into.
  5. 70
    The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century de Ian Mortimer (Sakerfalcon)
    Sakerfalcon: A non-fiction book about everyday life in C14th England, written as though you the reader are there. Kivrin would have found this essential reading to prepare for her journey into the past.
  6. 70
    The Door into Summer de Robert A. Heinlein (Kichererbse)
  7. 51
    Station Eleven de Emily St. John Mandel (Rubbah)
    Rubbah: Both amazing books featuring dangerous flu like viruses and how people cope in emergency situations
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    Replay de Ken Grimwood (Kichererbse)
  9. 30
    Kindred de Octavia E. Butler (Usuari anònim)
  10. 20
    Just One Damned Thing After Another de Jodi Taylor (Aug3Zimm)
    Aug3Zimm: Time travel to the past as part of educational study
  11. 10
    The Years of Rice and Salt de Kim Stanley Robinson (sturlington)
  12. 87
    La Màquina del temps de H. G. Wells (JGolomb)
  13. 10
    The Annals of Ireland de Friar John Clyn (the_awesome_opossum)
    the_awesome_opossum: The Annals of Ireland was referenced and quoted a few times in Doomsday Book
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    11/22/63 de Stephen King (Othemts)
  15. 00
    La pesta de Albert Camus (aulsmith)
    aulsmith: Two books that depict how communities deal with plagues.
  16. 12
    Company of Liars de Karen Maitland (Othemts)
  17. 34
    Rescat en el temps : 1999-1357 de Michael Crichton (labrick)
  18. 02
    The Time Ships de Stephen Baxter (JGolomb)
  19. 13
    Wolf Hall de Hilary Mantel (Usuari anònim)
    Usuari anònim: This is another book that really brings a period of history to life around you.
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    World War Z de Max Brooks (cmbohn)

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I love this book so much. It might be my favorite. ( )
  maryellencg | Jan 8, 2022 |
The Doomsday Book lives up to its name. The book is absolutely devastating.

Kivrin Engle is a historian in a world where historians do field-research by time-traveling. She has sought all her life to be the first historian to go back to the Middle Ages and her dream has come true: she is sent back to the year 1320 to do three weeks of research. But, yet, something goes wrong. Upon her arrival, she is deathly ill. Once Kivrin recovers, the book follows her life in the 14th-century household. And then the other shoe drops. The year is not 1320, but it is 1348, the year that the bubonic plague came to Oxfordshire. Here is the doomsday: Kivrin watches, helplessly, as everyone dies.

The book additionally follows the modern timeline. The technician in charge of Kivrin's "drop" into the past is struck immediately with the same illness that Kivrin faced and from his fevered rantings, it is obvious to Mr. Dunworthy, Kivrin's mentor-of-sorts, that something went wrong. It is among the lockdown and preventative measures taken in the modern era that Mr. Dunworthy tasks himself with finding what went wrong and how to fix it. There is a direct parallel between the Black Death in that timeline and the flu epidemic in the modern era. Even with the advances in modern medicine (remember - this is a world where they have *time travel*), many still die. Even Mr. Dunworthy himself comes down with it and so it is not until he recovers that he can stage his grand rescue mission for Kivrin. He finds her utterly shaken and brings her home.

Willis expertly traverses several themes here: from religion and the problem of evil to the conflict between man and nature. I think even the weaknesses of the book can be viewed as strengths: the length of time in the beginning where it drags and seems like there is no storyline to follow reveals itself as a way for us to get to know these medieval characters and for the pain of their deaths to be real to us. And Willis' portrayal of Kivrin's grief during all of this is sharp like a knife: we see her denial, her bargaining, and finally her acceptance (but not her peace). As I finished the book, I could not put it down and, yes, I was devastated at the end. ( )
1 vota iewi | Dec 4, 2021 |
This novel of 578 pages could easily have been 478, or even 378 pages. A 1993 Hugo Award Winner, I enjoyed the way it exposed the UK government national health care system as clearly inadequate. I will forever remember the 1961 Hugo Award Winner, Walter M. Miller, Jr's 'A Canticle for Leibowitz.' I will forever remember how long it took me to read Connie Willis' 'Doomsday Book.' ( )
  AZBob1951 | Oct 27, 2021 |
Very long, and almost more of a story of dealing with pandemics (influenza in modern times, plague in middle ages). It dragged a little at some points, but was still very good. ( )
  KrakenTamer | Oct 23, 2021 |
I really enjoyed this book, but I felt like it ended too early. I also felt like it focused too much on the "present" side of the story and not enough on the stuff in the past. ( )
  Powerfuldragon | Oct 21, 2021 |
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Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Willis, Connieautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Brumm, WalterTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Carella, MariaDissenyadorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Gibbs, ChristopherDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Jacobus, TimAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kapočiūtė, AnitaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kastel,RogerAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kuittinen, TeroTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Marín Trechera, RafaelTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Martiniere, StephanAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Ponziot, J.M.Autor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Pugi, Jean-PierreTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
RailleDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Richter, TonDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Roberts, AdamIntroduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Sargent, PamelaIntroduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Sohár, AnikóTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Sterlin, JennyNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Törnqvist, EvastinaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
van Son, TomTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Vanderstelt, JerryIl·lustradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Youll, Jamie S. WarrenDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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"And lest things which should be remembered perish with time and vanish from the memory of those who are to come after us, I, seeing so many evils and the whole world, as it were, placed within the grasp of the Evil One, being myself as if among the dead, I, waiting for death, have put into writing all the things that I have witnessed.
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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.

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