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Time Travel with Phil ROUS 13:29

Posted on the 17 February 2012 by Polycarp55 @polycarp55

Time Travel with Phil ROUS 13:29


Fire Watch Connie Willis 1982

The Plain Facts

  1. Length:   36 pages
  2. Genre:   Science Fiction
  3. Category:  Time Travel
  4. Epigraph:   History both trumped over time, which besides it nothing but eternity hath triumphed over. - Sir Walter Raleigh
  5. Characters

  6. Setting
      • St Paul's Cathedral, England. 

    Time From
    Time To

    September 20th 1940January 3rd 1941

So, what's It About Man?

First Words

Septermeber 20- Of course the first thing I looked for was the fire watch stone.(pg. 214)

Last Words

Because Dunworthy is not blinking against the fatal sunlight of the morning, but into the gloom of that first afternoon, looking in the great west doors of St. Paul's at what is, like Langby, like all of it, every moment is us, saved forever. pg 251

Favorite Quote

    1. What Writing Element Did I Like Most 

        • Journal Entries show the movement of time well.   We start with September 20th and end on January 3rd, we know that three months have passed, a quarter of a year. 

      Turnip Tips

      1. The story can be seen as a precursor to her highly acclaimed and Hugo Award winner the Doomsday Book. 
      2. She blogs
      3. The story won both a Hugo Award for Best Novelette and a Nebula award for Best Novelette. 

      Favorite Words Used

      Where to Find This Story
      The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century Edited by Harry Turtledove with Martin H. Greenberg.

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