Series: All Clear #1, Oxford Time Travel #3
Hardcover, 491 pages
Published: January 1, 2010 by Ballantine Books
Literary Awards: Hugo Award for Best Novel (2011), Nebula Award for Best Novel (2010), Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (2011), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Science Fiction (2010)
In the year 2060, time travel has been perfected and harnessed by academia. At Oxford University, historians travel back in time to study the past first hand. Three scholars find themselves in World War II England. While studying the Blitz, the German bombing of London, Polly works as a shop girl in a London department store. She spends her nights with neighbors in a bomb shelter. Her days are spent among stores that have been shattered by bombs but are still open for business, watching Londoners courageously trying to continue with the flow of their lives, refusing to give in to their terror.
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