Search Results: "Connie Willis"


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THE BEST OF CONNIE WILLIS by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 9, 2013

"Ranging from the hilarious to the profound, these stories show the full range of Willis' talent for taut, dazzling plots, real science, memorable characters, penetrating dialogue and blistering drama—and may guide inquisitive readers toward her equally accomplished and acclaimed novels."
Ten award-winning stories, 1982-2007, plus three equally well-regarded award acceptance speeches, from the much-celebrated author (All Clear, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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DOOMSDAY BOOK by Connie Willis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 15, 1992

"Splendid work—brutal, gripping, and genuinely harrowing, the product of diligent research, fine writing, and well-honed instincts, that should appeal far beyond the usual science-fiction constituency."
Second solo novel (following Lincoln's Dreams, 1987) from an author best known for her strong stories (the collection Fire Watch, etc.). Read full book review >

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BELLWETHER by Connie Willis
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1996

"Willis's intriguing notion comes across with the authority of a genuine insight—and probably merits a more dramatic and thoroughgoing workout than the agreeable but bland treatment it receives here."
Here-and-now speculative yarn involving chaos theory and statistical prediction, from the author of the fine Doomsday Book (1992), etc. Employed by the HiTek company, Sandra Foster is trying to develop a theory that can predict how and why fads and trends begin. Read full book review >

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MIRACLE by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 9, 1999

"Put this at the top of your Must Buy holiday shopping list."
The witty author of the splendid, multi-award—winning Doomsday Book (1992) and its quasi sequel, To Say Nothing of the Dog (1997), here collects a sheaf of six yuletide tales she's published annually in Asimov's magazine, plus two previously unpublished stories. Read full book review >

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PASSAGE by Connie Willis
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2001

"Once again, Willis has developed an idea that bears all the authority of a genuine insight: disturbingly plausible, compelling, intensely moving, and ultimately uplifting."
New contemporary, near-mainstream outing for the celebrated author of To Say Nothing of the Dog (1997), etc. Joanna Lander, a clinical psychologist at Denver's Mercy General hospital, studies patients who've had Near Death Experiences (NDEs). Read full book review >

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NEBULA AWARDS 33 by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 29, 1999

"Terrific fiction, a Bronx cheer for the nonfiction."
paper 0-15-600601-4 Nebula's 1997 award-winners and ballot finalists are presented by Willis, who takes over from last year's editor, Jack Dann. Read full book review >

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TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 8, 1997

"Gleeful fun with a serious edge, set forth in an almost impeccable English accent."
Comic yarn set in the same time-traveling universe as the splendid Doomsday Book (1992), with some of the minor characters in common. Read full book review >

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CROSSTALK by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"In other hands this novel could have been mere cliché, but Willis' exuberant humor and warmhearted, fast-paced plotting transform it into a satisfying, if old-fashioned, romantic comedy."
Think smartphones and social media are threatening privacy? Imagine if you could hear everyone's thoughts—and they could hear yours. Read full book review >

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LIGHT RAID by Connie Willis
Released: May 1, 1989

From the authors of Lincoln's Dreams (Willis), Downtime (Felice) and (collectively) Water Witch: a brusque, YA-ish and crumbly near-future war-and-intrigue romance. Read full book review >

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PROMISED LAND by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Light, amusing, and well worked out: a vast improvement over the wretched Light Raid (1989)."
After expensive schooling off-planet, Delanna Milleflores returns to planet Keramos intending to stay just long enough to settle her recently deceased mother's estate. Read full book review >

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UNDERSTANDING SUICIDE by Connie Goldsmith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"An effective, compassionate guide to a subject that needs one. (source notes, glossary, selected bibliography, further resources, index) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Facts counteract stigma and ignorance in this guide. Read full book review >

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BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY by Connie Briscoe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 1996

"Briscoe's been touted as another McMillan or even a peer of Morrison's, but the stilted dialogue, heavy-handed moralizing, and plodding plot here keep her in a lesser league entirely. (150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
Briscoe returns (Sisters and Lovers, 1994) to tackle 30 years of African-American history through the wide eyes of an Everywoman protagonist. Read full book review >