Fire Watch (short story)
"Fire Watch" is a science-fiction story written in 1982 by Connie Willis. The story involves a time-travelling historian who goes back to the Blitz in London, to participate in the fire watch at St. Paul's Cathedral.
Willis's writing of "Fire Watch" predates the production of Doomsday Book by about a decade. However, Kivrin Engle, the main character of Doomsday Book, also appears as a minor character in "Fire Watch". The story references her experience with the Black Plague while time-traveling in the 14th Century.
The character of Professor James Dunworthy figures in "Fire Watch", Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog, Blackout, and All Clear.
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