Eifelheim by Michael Flynn

By Michael Flynn

Publish 12 months note: First released January 1st 2006
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In 1349, one small city in Germany disappeared and hasn't ever been resettled. Tom, a modern historian, and his theoretical physicist female friend Sharon, develop into . Tom certainly turns into obsessed. by way of all common sense, town must have survived, however it didn't and that violates every little thing Tom understands approximately heritage. What's was once detailed approximately Eifelheim that it completely disappeared greater than six hundred years ago?

Father Deitrich is the village priest of Oberhochwald, the village that may quickly achieve the identify of Teufelheim, in later years corrupted to Eifelheim, within the yr 1348, while the Black demise is accumulating power throughout Europe yet continues to be now not close by. Deitrich is an informed guy, is aware technology and philosophy, and to his astonishment turns into the 1st touch among humanity and an alien race from famous person while their interstellar send crashes within the within sight woodland. it's a time of wonders, within the shadow of the plague.

Tom and Sharon, and Father Deitrich, have an odd and intertwined future of tragedy and triumph during this really good SF novel via the winner of the Robert A. Heinlein Award.

Literary awards
Hugo Award Nominee for most sensible Novel (2007)
Prix Julia Verlanger (2009)
SF ga Yomitai for most sensible Translated SF of the yr in Japan (2010)

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McCarthy, ‘The Emergence of anno domini’, in Time and Eternity, ed. G. Jaritz and G. Moreno-Riaño (Turnhout, 2003), 31–53; M. Mac Carron, ‘Bede, Annus Domini and the Historia ecclesiastica gentis anglorum’, in The Mystery of Christ in the Fathers of the Church: Essays in Honour of D. Vincent Twomey SVD, ed. E. Rutherford and D. Woods (Dublin, Forthcoming). 59 The following analysis draws upon Wallis, Reckoning of Time, lxviii–lxxi and 353–66. Landes, ‘Apocalyptic Expectations’ also provides a thought-provoking survey of the history of Christian chronography.

65 Jerome worked on the project between 383 and 405 CE at the request of Pope Damasus. Browning, Dictionary of the Bible, 390. 66 Wallis, Reckoning of Time, 354–6. The copy that Bede had access to contained further continuations by Prosper and Marcellinus Comes. 67 For Augustine, the world ages were purely theoretical: his interest in the scheme centred upon the multivalent symbolic comparisons that the model facilitated, such as the analogies with the ages of man and the days of the primordial week.

Geburtstag, ed. A. Önnerfors, J. Rathofer and F. Wagner (Darmstadt, 1973), 39–43. 16 Epistola ad Pleguinam, 17, lines 309–10. 17 For example: J. Campbell, ‘Bede’, in Latin Historians, ed. A. Dorey (London, 1966), 159–90, at 177–9. 18 The notion that Plegwine was a monk of Hexham derives from C. Plummer, Venerabilis Baedae Opera Historica (2 vols, Oxford, 1896), I, cxlvi. C. Tristram, Sex aetates mundi: die Weltzeitalter bei den Angelsachsen und den Iren: Untersuchungen und Texte (Heidelberg, 1985), 27.

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