History Literature / Blackout

24th Aug '16 2:41:43 AM Adept
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** The whole Fortitude South counterespionage cell in 1944 uses the names of the characters from ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''. However appropriate, it's bizarre to hear the (male) commander referred to as "Lady Bracknell".

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** The whole Fortitude South counterespionage cell in 1944 uses the names of the characters from ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''.''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest''. However appropriate, it's bizarre to hear the (male) commander referred to as "Lady Bracknell".
18th Apr '14 1:53:55 PM LongLiveHumour
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* WorldWarII: Like all of the books in the series except ''Literature/DoomsdayBook'', the Blitz is apparently the nexus of all space and time.

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* WorldWarII: UsefulNotes/WorldWarII: Like all of the books in the series except ''Literature/DoomsdayBook'', the Blitz is apparently the nexus of all space and time.
4th Sep '13 12:02:45 PM Micah
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Should not be confused with the GameShow ''Series/{{Blackout}}'', or the VideoGame ''Videogame/{{Blackout}}''.
21st Aug '13 4:53:29 AM TiggersAreGreat
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Should not be confused with the GameShow ''Series/{{Blackout}}'', or the VideoGame ''Videogame/{{Blackout}}''.
2nd Apr '13 5:19:37 PM Xtifr
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''Blackout'' and ''All Clear'' is one book divided into two, written by Creator/ConnieWillis, and set in her "Fire Watch"-universe (along with ''Literature/DoomsdayBook'' and ''Literature/ToSayNothingOfTheDog''). The books were published only a few months apart, in 2010, and were given a HugoAward as a single work.

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''Blackout'' and ''All ''Blackout / All Clear'' is one book divided into two, written by Creator/ConnieWillis, and set in her "Fire Watch"-universe (along with ''Literature/DoomsdayBook'' and ''Literature/ToSayNothingOfTheDog''). The books were published only a few months apart, in 2010, and were given a HugoAward as a single work.
29th Nov '12 7:19:35 PM Prfnoff
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And then things start to go wrong. Events don't go as planned. Things [[ItGotWorse get worse]]. And suddenly, none of their drops to the future are opening. Nobody, it seems, is coming to get them...

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And then things start to go wrong. Events don't go as planned. Things [[ItGotWorse get worse]].worse. And suddenly, none of their drops to the future are opening. Nobody, it seems, is coming to get them...
24th Oct '12 1:32:23 AM Xtifr
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* FridgeBrilliance: Other than her very early books, Willis's novels are very firmly divided into the categories of comedy and tragedy. Except this one - which is it? It turns out [[spoiler:Sir Godfrey has been telling us all along in his stage instructions "This is a comedy, not a tragedy!" and ultimately asks this of Polly (knowing she knows the future) who tells him "It is a comedy."]]



* TearJerker: 50% of the books are tearjerkers. The rest are moments of [[HeartwarmingMoments heartwarming]] and [[MomentOfAwesome awesome]].
** Of particular note is [[spoiler:Sir Godfrey]]'s goodbye ("[[spoiler:Is it a comedy or a tragedy?]]") and [[spoiler:Eileen]]'s experiences at VE Day.
19th Oct '12 2:16:33 PM nombretomado
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''Blackout'' and ''All Clear'' is one book divided into two, written by ConnieWillis, and set in her "Fire Watch"-universe (along with ''Literature/DoomsdayBook'' and ''Literature/ToSayNothingOfTheDog''). The books were published only a few months apart, in 2010, and were given a HugoAward as a single work.

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''Blackout'' and ''All Clear'' is one book divided into two, written by ConnieWillis, Creator/ConnieWillis, and set in her "Fire Watch"-universe (along with ''Literature/DoomsdayBook'' and ''Literature/ToSayNothingOfTheDog''). The books were published only a few months apart, in 2010, and were given a HugoAward as a single work.



What ConnieWillis said about ''Blackout'' and ''All Clear'':

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What ConnieWillis Creator/ConnieWillis said about ''Blackout'' and ''All Clear'':
12th Sep '12 5:35:46 PM FiliasCupio
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* FridgeBrilliance: Other than her very early books, Willis's novels are very firmly divided into the categories of comedy and tragedy. Except this one - which is it? It turns out [[spoiler:Sir Godfrey has been telling us all along in his stage instructions "This is a comedy, not a tragedy!" and ultimately asks this of Polly (knowing she knows the future) who tells him "It is a comedy."]]
2nd Sep '12 1:57:47 AM Xtifr
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One book divided into two by ConnieWillis, set in her "Fire Watch"-universe (along with ''Literature/DoomsdayBook'' and ''ToSayNothingOfTheDog''). The second book, ''All Clear'', came out October 19, 2010.

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One ''Blackout'' and ''All Clear'' is one book divided into two two, written by ConnieWillis, and set in her "Fire Watch"-universe (along with ''Literature/DoomsdayBook'' and ''ToSayNothingOfTheDog''). ''Literature/ToSayNothingOfTheDog''). The second book, ''All Clear'', came out October 19, 2010.
books were published only a few months apart, in 2010, and were given a HugoAward as a single work.
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