Dust jacket, endsheets, and chapter head illustration by Jon Foster
Subterranean Press is pleased to present a signed limited edition of Connie Willis’ seminal Doomsday Book, the first novel in her linked series of Oxford Time Travel stories.
Their edition will be printed in two colors throughout, with a full-color wraparound dust jacket, full-color endpapers, and a chapter head illustration by Jon Foster.
They will also be publishing Connie's To Say Nothing of the Dog.
Kivrin Engle is a promising young historian in 2054 determined to visit her chosen period of expertise: the 14th century. Problem is the Middle Ages have always been deemed too dangerous for direct study by Oxford’s history department, which uses a machine that will send people back only to times and places unlikely to create paradoxes. But Kivrin convinces a colleague to let her go anyway…
What Kivrin discovers is that her training has hardly prepared her for the reality she finds. She’s also not quite when she expected to be. Stranded in what she slowly realizes is the Black Death pandemic, she rises to the occasion as a loving caretaker for the small community she is in. But she knows she can’t stay forever. Meanwhile in 2054, an influenza pandemic hits Oxford, complicating efforts to bring Kivrin home and providing eerie parallels to her circumstances in the past.
Nearly 30 years ago, Connie Willis published Doomsday Book, the gripping, moving first novel featuring her now-beloved time-traveling Oxford historians, which went on to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards. Revisit the novel that became an instant science fiction classic in this grand new edition.
Limited: 350 signed numbered hardcover copies