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The Best of Connie Willis
The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories | Connie Willis
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Few authors have had careers as successful as that of Connie Willis. Inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and recently awarded the title of Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Willis is still going strong. Her smart, heartfelt fiction runs the gamut from screwball comedy to profound tragedy, combining dazzling plot twists, cutting-edge science, and unforgettable characters. From a near future mourning the extinction of dogs to an alternate history in which invading aliens were defeated by none other than Emily Dickinson; from a madcap convention of bumbling quantum physicists in Hollywood to a London whose Underground has become a storehouse of intangible memories both foul and fairhere are the greatest stories of one of the greatest writers working in any genre today. All ten of the stories gathered here are Hugo or Nebula award winnerssome even have the distinction of winning both. With a new Introduction by the author and personal afterwords to each storyplus a special look at three of Williss unique public speechesthis is unquestionably the collection of the season, a book that every Connie Willis fan will treasure, and, to those unfamiliar with her work, the perfect introduction to one of the most accomplished and best-loved writers of our time. Praise for The Best of Connie Willis Filled with warmth and sadness, great drama, witty dialogue, characters you will care about and moments that you will remember for a long time.SFF World If anyone can be named best science fiction writer of the age, its Connie Willis, and these stories are the best of her best. Truly.Analog Ranging from the hilarious to the profound, these stories show the full range of [Connie] Williss talent for taut, dazzling plots, real science, memorable characters, penetrating dialogue and blistering drama.Kirkus Reviews Thank goodness [for] Connie Willis, who says many things that desperately need saying in more than one delightful way.Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The Best of Connie Willis? Isnt that like sorting through diamonds?Lytherus From the Hardcover edition.
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JoanCallen
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Traveling with Connie Willis. What a treat!

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Tanner
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Day 11 #literarycrush #feistyfeb I ❤ Connie Willis. Maybe one day I can meet her and get her to sign every book she wrote that I own.

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Nadyne

What surrogate mothers and anti-abortionists and the fetal rights issue had failed to do in uniting women,the prospect of not menstruating did. Women had organized rallies,circulated petitions, elected senators, passed amendments, been excommunicated, and gone to jail, all in the name of Liberation.

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Nadyne

"In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for. As for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." Quoting HL Mencken in the afterword for "Inside Job"

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CarrieKitz
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4 🌟 I want to be Connie Willis when I grow up.

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CarrieKitz
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"Anyone who thinks of [books] as an escape from reality...something you should get your nose out of and go outside and play, as merely a distraction or an amusement or a waste of time is dead wrong. Books are the most important, the most powerful, the most beautiful thing humans have ever created."

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CarrieKitz
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Starting two new reads tonight; this is number two.