Hardcover, 320 pages
Published: October 17, 2006 by Tor Books (1st published January 1, 2006)
Setting: Germany (14th Century)
Literary Awards: Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (2007), Prix Julia Verlanger (2009), SF ga Yomitai for Best Translated SF of the Year in Japan (2010)
Eifelheim opens in August, 1348 in the German village of Oberhochwald. As Dietrich, the parish priest, begins his daily rituals, the area is struck by a freak storm, and an electrical charge sparks a conflagration. Believing this marks God’s final judgment, parishioners offer their confessions, disclosing sins that are already common knowledge in the small village.