Blackout

Blackout Review

Oxford in 2060 is a chaotic place, with scores of time-traveling historians being sent into the past. 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 into letting her go to VE-Day. Polly Churchill’s next assignment will be as a shopgirl in the middle of London’s Blitz. But now the time-travel lab is suddenly canceling assignments 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, and dive-bombing Stukas--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.

Title:Blackout
Edition Language:English

Enjoy the book review !

    Blackout Reviews

  • Kemper

    Warning: This review will be lengthy due to pure hatred.Did I ever tell you that I’ve got a time machine? There was a freak accident where my laptop and my lawn mower got fused together following a ...

  • Felicia

    UGH i dunno guys. I know it won the Hugo but I'm ok to have a differing opinion, right? I will definitely give credit, the book is IMPECCABLY researched. So much time and detail into WWII England, jus...

  • Amy

    Sometimes, if it takes you 10 years to write a book, you just shouldn't. Willis has a writing tick that absolutely annoys me, but in the past, I've been able to mainly ignore it because the storylines...

  • carol.

    Oh, I'm such a liar. This wasn't three stars, it was two. While I love some of Connie's other works, this one doesn't work for me. Logically inept, grossly meandering and strongly in need of some edit...

  • Stacey

    Blithering idiots.Read rage.That is all....

  • Althea Ann

    Blackout/All Clear.The two books are really one novel (thanks, publishers, for getting me to pay double!) so there's no reason to talk about them separately.They're also part of Willis' time travel se...

  • Elizabeth

    “The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.” -- L. P. Hartley“Say GRRRR: it helps soothe the pain.” --S. GatlandGRRRRRRR.I have to give Blackout a very mixed review. Wond...

  • Lisa Vegan

    A warning: This book has no proper ending. It was meant to be the first half of a book but the publisher divided it into two books and Blackout is the first half. All Clear is the second book/second h...

  • Tim Hicks

    I have a very short list of authors whose work I eagerly await. Connie Willis just stepped off that list with this turkey. This book cuts off abruptly with a promo for the second book, but if it had b...

  • Stephanie Swint

    Connie Willis created a beautiful piece of time travel/historical fiction with 'Blackout.' Depending on how you want to look at this book it is either the first book in the All Clear series or the thi...