That’s what literature is. It’s the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death! Listen to them!
Happy birthday, Connie Willis! The acclaimed science fiction writer introduced the world to her time-traveling historians in Fire Watch, a novelette that won the Hugo and Nebula Award. Since then, she’s brought back the historians in her novels Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog, Blackout, and All Clear.