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SciFi/History blends

The most well-know science fiction / histopry blend is time travel, but that's not always the case! SciFi/history blends when historical themes reappear in the far future - the colonization of other worlds and people,

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Eifelheim - Michael Flynn
ISBN: 0765300966
Publication Date: 2006-10-17
Tom, a contemporary historian and his physicist girlfriend Sharon become interested in a one small town in Germany that disappeared in 1349 and was never resettled. Father Deitrich the priest of the village is the first contact between humanity and an alien race from a distant star when their interstellar ship crashes in the nearby forest in 1348, the year the Black Death spread across Europe.

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Doomsday Book - Connie Willis
ISBN: 0553351672
Publication Date: 1992-06-01
A time-traveling history student is trapped in the Middle Ages, dangerously close to the onset of the Black Plague. Her rescuers in 21st-century Oxford battle their own deadly epidemic to reach her in time. Willis balances two storylines with exquisite skill as she depicts a pair of closely knit communities--each facing an unknown and frightening enemy.

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1632 - Eric Flint
ISBN: 0671578499
Publication Date: 2000-02-01
A West Virginia town is transported from the year 2000 to 1631 Germany at the height of the Thirty Years' War. Thrust into conflict, the town residents must also contend with moral issues such as who should be considered a citizen.

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In the Garden of Iden - Kage Baker
ISBN: 0765314576
Publication Date: 2005-12-27
Trained by the Company as a botanist and rendered immortal, Mendoza is sent back amidst the turmoil of Renaissance England with the assignment to safeguard a species of holly that contains properties to cure cancer for future generations.

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The Night Watch - Sarah Waters
ISBN: 159448905X
Publication Date: 2006-03-23
A tale set in World War II London finds a rescue worker struggling for composure after a bombing, a young woman longing for her soldier lover, and a convict who watches a battle through the bars of his window.

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11/22/63 - Stephen King
ISBN: 9781451627282
Publication Date: 2011-11-08
Receiving a horrific essay from a GED student with a traumatic past, high-school English teacher Jake Epping is enlisted by a friend to travel back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a mission for which he must befriend troubled loner Lee Harvey Oswald.

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Quicksilver - Neal Stephenson; N. Stephenson
ISBN: 0380977427
Publication Date: 2003-09-23
The exploits of an alchemy-rejecting scientist, a vagabond leader, and a former Turkish harem prisoner intersect in the world of the American colonies, the Tower of London, and the courts of Louis XIV.

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