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ALL CLEAR

Willis, Connie.

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ISBN 10: 1596063351 / ISBN 13: 9781596063358
Published by Subterranean Press., Burton, MI:, 2010
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HC in dust jacket, 1/500 signed & numbered copies. 1st Printing. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 24947

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Title: ALL CLEAR

Publisher: Subterranean Press., Burton, MI:

Publication Date: 2010

Edition: 1st edition thus.

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All Clear is the magisterial conclusion to Connie Willis's epic, two-volume account of love, war, and time travel. Like its predecessor, Blackout, it is both a brilliantly constructed work of science fiction and a masterful recreation of a pivotal moment in 20th century history.

The story begins in the immediate aftermath of Blackout. Three time-traveling scholars, each investigating a different aspect of World War II, are stranded together in London during the height of the Blitz. Their increasingly desperate attempts to return home to the year 2060 form the core of a narrative that ranges freely, and with great authority, across time and space, from the evacuation of Dunkirk to the ultimate triumph of V-E Day and beyond.

The result is a work of great ingenuity and bottomless humanity that uses chaos theory, meticulous research, and a dizzying array of temporal paradoxes to reconstruct a vanished era, illuminating that era through the varied perspectives of the soldiers, sailors, shop girls, and ambulance drivers who struggled through it. Together, Blackout and All Clear constitute a seamless, deeply moving masterpiece that will be read and remembered for many years to come.

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Connie Willis is the award-winning author of Doomsday Book, Passage, To Say Nothing of the Dog and Bellwether. Connie has been awarded 10 Hugo Awards, 11 Locus Poll Awards and 6 Nebula Awards.

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