Jun 252011
 

On My Wishlist is a weekly meme hosted by Book City Chick. Every week I’ll introduce you to a book that’s on my extensive To-Be-Read list. Sometimes they are new books, but quite often they aren’t. Let me know if you’ve read it, and what you think.

Blackout (All Clear #1) by Connie Willis

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. (from Goodreads)

I don’t usually like war stories, but this sounds like an interesting twist when you add in the time travel. Like usual, I don’t remember where I first saw this one, but it looks good. And none of my Goodreads friends have rated or reviewed it yet, so it feels like finding a possible hidden treasure.

  4 Responses to “On My Wishlist #14”

  1. This one sounds interesting, I am the same I don't usually like war stories, but the time travel adds a nice twist.

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    Suzanne @ Under the Covers

  2. That sounds interesting…
    JEnnifer

  3. This is on my wishlist as well – I love time travel stories although I've never read any Connie Willis so far! Hope you get it soon! 🙂

  4. I have Black Out on my TBR. My featured wish is Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine. Come see why.

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