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Blackout

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2010
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 Oxford Time Travel*
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A Series by Connie Willis

1) Fire Watch
2) Doomsday Book
3) To Say Nothing of the Dog
4) Blackout
5) All Clear

 All Clear
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All Clear   See series as if on a bookshelf
A series set in the Oxford Time Travel world by Connie Willis and takes place during World War two in Great Britain.

1) Blackout
2) All Clear
Copyright © 2010 by Connie Willis
To Courtney and Cordelia, who always do far more than their bit.
Colin tried the door, but it was locked.
May contain spoilers
He broke into a run.
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Added: 04-Apr-2019
Last Updated: 21-May-2022

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 02-Feb-2010
Audible Studios
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Date Issued:
02-Feb-2010
Format:
Audiobook
Cover Price:
$21.99
Length:
18 hrs 44 min (512 pages)
"Read":
Once
Reading(s):
1)   3 Oct 2019 - 10 Oct 2019
Internal ID:
1734
Publisher:
ISBN:
1-441-87516-6
ISBN-13:
978-1-441-87516-7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Katherine Kellgren  - Narration
Connie Willis  - Narration
From audible.com

In her first novel since 2002, Nebula and Hugo award-winning author Connie Willis returns with a stunning, enormously entertaining novel of time travel, war, and the deeds - great and small - of ordinary people who shape history.

Oxford in 2060 is a chaotic place. Scores of time-traveling historians are being sent into the past, to destinations including the American Civil War and the attack on the World Trade Center. Michael Davies is prepping to go to Pearl Harbor. Merope Ward is coping with a bunch of bratty 1940 evacuees and trying to talk her thesis adviser, Mr. Dunworthy, into letting her go to VE Day. Polly Churchill's next assignment will be as a shopgirl in the middle of London's Blitz. And 17-year-old Colin Templer, who has a major crush on Polly, is determined to go to the Crusades so that he can catch up to her in age. But now the time-travel lab is suddenly canceling assignments for no apparent reason and switching around everyones schedules. And when Michael, Merope, and Polly finally get to World War II, things just get worse. For there they face air raids, blackouts, unexploded bombs, dive-bombing Stukas, rationing, shrapnel, V-1s, and two of the most incorrigible children in all of history to say nothing of a growing feeling that not only their assignments but the war and history itself are spiraling out of control. Because suddenly the once-reliable mechanisms of time travel are showing significant glitches, and our heroes are beginning to question their most firmly held belief: that no historian can possibly change the past.

BONUS AUDIO: In an exclusive introduction, author Connie Willis discusses her fascination with WWII and the historic context of Blackout.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Blackout is the first volume of a two-part novel. To find out what happens to the time-traveling historians from Oxford, we invite you to download the concluding volume, All Clear.
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Author(s)

Connie Willis  
Birth: 31 Dec 1945 Denver, Colorado, USA
Notes:
From "About the Author" in Uncharted Territory:

Connie Willis has won major awards for her novels and short stories. Her first short-story collection, Fire Watch, was a New York Times Notable Book.  Her other works include Doomsday Book, Lincoln's Dreams, Bellwether, Impossible Things, Remake, Uncharted Territory, To Say Nothing of the Dog, Miracle and Other Christmas Stories, and Passage.  Ms. Willis lives in Greeley, Colorado, with her family.

Awards

2011Center for the Study of Science FictionCampbell Award Nominee
2011Locus MagazineBest SF Novel Winner
2011Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of AmericaNebula Award - Best Novel Winner
2011World Science Fiction SocietyHugo Award - Best Novel Winner
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