Langue[dot]doc 1305

Gillian Polack (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.50  $15.18
Publisher
Book View Cafe
Publish Date
July 17, 2018
Pages
290
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.65 X 9.0 inches | 0.94 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781611387469
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About the Author

Gillian Polack is a writer, editor, historian and teacher, with doctorates in both history and creative writing. Several of her novels have been short-listed for awards (as have other books) but the only award she has won for her writing was for a short story. She is a member of Book View CafΓ© and also blogs for the History Girls and for Medievalists.net. In her copious spare time she practises sarcasm, cooking, reading, photography and narrative analysis.

Reviews

1. "Quirky, brilliant, absolutely solidly researched--/Langue[dot]doc 1305/ is time travel as you've never seen it before." Judith Tarr, author The Avaryan Chronicles
2.'Viscerally powerful, deeply felt, strongly written: Langue[dot]doc 1305 challenges reader expectations of time travel, of 'Grim-dark' and of mediaeval life and brings a haunting, authentic voice both to the past and to the struggles facing the present." Kari Sperring, author The Grass King's Concubine
3. "Polack depicts with startling authenticity exactly how unromantic the oft-imagined but rarely realized medieval period is and, with parallel bleakness, comment on the state of academia and the appreciation for scholasticism and the humanities in modern society." Alexandra Garner, Medievally Speaking
4. "In Langue [dot] doc 1305 Polack marries her deep knowledge as a Medievalist to a favourite SF trope - time travel to the days of knights, lords and peasants - and then does her usual magic of transforming the ordinary into the profound." Narrelle Harris, author The Opposite of Life
5. "Funny, disturbing, humane and beautifully written. It's elegant and restrained and it sidesteps every trope and stereotype you might expect to encounter in an SF novel about time traveling scientists. Literary science fiction in its best." Jason Franks, author Faery Apocalypse
6. "A time-slip from the present back to 1305 sounds marvellously exciting - until the reality of medieval time intrudes, along with the realisation that the people the scientists are studying are, in fact, people, not specimens." Felicity Pulman, author Ghost Boy