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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 seventeen-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 everyone's 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.From the people sheltering in the tube stations of London to the retired sailors who set off across the Channel to rescue the stranded British Army from Dunkirk, from shopgirls to ambulance drivers, from spies to hospital nurses to Shakespearean actors, Blackout reveals a side of World War II seldom seen before: a dangerous, desperate world in which there are no civilians and in which everybody ? from the Queen down to the lowliest barmaid ? is determined to do their bit to help a beleaguered nation survive.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781441875198
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Read by:
Connie Willis, Katherine Kellgren
Read by:
Kellgren, Katherine
Read:
Connie Willis, Katherine Kellgren
Author:
Willis, Connie, (Ed)
Author:
Willis, Connie
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Edition Description:
Library
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.40x5.30x.60 in. .15 lbs.

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