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Inhaltsangabe: Blackout is the opening movement of a vast, absorbing two-volume novel that may well prove to be Connie Willis's masterpiece. Like her multi-award winning The Doomsday Book, this marvelous new work marries the intricate mechanics of time travel to the gritty--and dangerous --realities of actual 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 a 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 system that is 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.
Über den Autor: 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.
Buchbeschreibung Subterranean Press, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New. 1st Edition. author signed & numbered (blackout;#497 of 500, all clear #445) limited hardcover editions in mylar protected dustjackets. new & unused; no marks, not remaindered, not exlib, not bookclub, dj price intact & meets publisher's first edition id criteria (first thus, they were previously issued in trade edition by different publisher). simple author signature & number on sewn in limitation page, no inscription. fiction hardcover set. overseas & priority mail shipping will be at cost. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1535
Buchbeschreibung Subterranean USA, 2010. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New. Limited Edition... HUGO WINNER FOR 2011! JUST ANNOUNCED. Fabulous and stylish novel, in a matchingly special edition from Subterranean. This is NEW and UNREAD and very rare indeed in the UK. It is number 380 of only 500 copies worldwide, all of which were quickly sold out. SIGNED on the limitation page, this is a masterpiece, and it has recently won this year's Hugo , and NEBULA Award, and is in the shortlist for others. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-3668334079
Buchbeschreibung Subterranean Press., Burton, MI:, 2010. 1st editions thus. HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Each is one of 500 numbered copies signed by Willis; this is a matched set, both copies #255. Winners of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Fine copies in fine dust jackets. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 29255