Doomsday Book

Doomsday Book

Illustration By Jon Foster

Dust jacket, endsheets, and chapter head illustration by Jon Foster

Note One: There is a limit of one copy per edition per person/household.

Note Two: We cannot be responsible for copies of Doomsday Book shipped via media mail. We strongly suggest you choose to ship via Priority Mail or UPS.

We’re pleased to present a signed limited edition of Connie Willis’ seminal Doomsday Book, the first novel in her linked series of Oxford Time Travel stories.

Our edition will be printed in two colors throughout, with a full-color wraparound dust jacket, full-color endpapers, and a chapter head illustration by Jon Foster.

We will also be publishing Connie's To Say Nothing of the Dog and Lincoln's Dreams.

About the Book:

Kivrin Engle is a promising young historian in 2054 determined to visit her chosen period of expertise: the 14th century. Problem is the Middle Ages have always been deemed too dangerous for direct study by Oxford’s history department, which uses a machine that will send people back only to times and places unlikely to create paradoxes. But Kivrin convinces a colleague to let her go anyway…

What Kivrin discovers is that her training has hardly prepared her for the reality she finds. She’s also not quite when she expected to be. Stranded in what she slowly realizes is the Black Death pandemic, she rises to the occasion as a loving caretaker for the small community she is in. But she knows she can’t stay forever. Meanwhile in 2054, an influenza pandemic hits Oxford, complicating efforts to bring Kivrin home and providing eerie parallels to her circumstances in the past.

Nearly 30 years ago, Connie Willis published Doomsday Book, the gripping, moving first novel featuring her now-beloved time-traveling Oxford historianswhich went on to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards. Revisit the novel that became an instant science fiction classic in this grand new edition. 

Limited: 350 signed numbered hardcover copies

Lettered: 26 signed, specially bound copies, housed in a custom traycase


Jon Foster
Connie Willis
576 pages
United States
Out of Print