Monday, September 26, 2011


Connie Willis

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The Washington Post - Michael Dirda
Blackout is, by turns, witty, suspenseful, harrowing and occasionally comic to the point of slapstick…If you're a science-fiction fan, you'll want to read this book by one of the most honored writers in the field (10 Hugos, six Nebulas); if you're interested in World War II, you should pick up Blackout for its you-are-there authenticity; and if you just like to read, you'll find here a novelist who can plot like Agatha Christie and whose books possess a bounce and stylishness that Preston Sturges might envy.

Excellent!  To make it even better - I got this on my Kindle with the Overdrive public library lending system.  Just delightful - as a historical novel, it captures WWII England with engaging detail - there are times you don't even think of it as an SF story.  Now I have to hang on till I can get the second half  "All Clear."  Fortunately I found two other books by her that I could borrow AND I have a hardcopy of "Doomsday Book."