Blackout - Connie Willis

on December 23, 2012, 10:03 pm

It's funny I can suspend disbelief to allow time travel but not accept some other aspects of the story.

In 2060 someone hands someone else a sheaf of papers, the product of their 'research'. Really in 50 years we are going to be handing each other paper? I don't think so.

We have the ability to hardwire 'implants' into our brains, but those implants will be memory constrained? Feels contrived because it is.

A university educated historian doesn't know when Pearl Harbour happened.

Nobody really dies.

Historians are basically self obsessed, uninformed, amateurs with random, erratic theories on how their actions effect the course of history.

Didn't enjoy this book so much. I care so little about these characters that I am not going to bother with "All Clear" (the second half of this behemoth).

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