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Posted July 17, 2013
Connie Willis is one of the finest science fiction writers worki
Connie Willis is one of the finest science fiction writers working today. She creates full-rounded characters and interesting plots, and often includes humor or a light touch missing from a lot of SF. Short stories and novellas are her special forte, and this collection is a great place to start for anyone who has not had the pleasure to experience Willis for themselves.
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Posted January 25, 2014
Truly the best work of an SF grandmaster
I bought this book in response to a review in Asimov's, and was not disappointed. Every short story in this collection is an award-winning gem, and I didn't want to put it down until I had read it all.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
If you loved Connie Willis' novels "The Doomsday Book" or "To Say Nothing of the Dog", you'll find in "Fire Watch" and "The Winds of Marble Arch" a deeper understanding of the background behind those books, with other great stories of SF past. And there are plenty of engaging stories on other topics as well.
Even if you have read Willis' work before ("The Last of the Winnebagos" was early inspiration for me), you probably want to add this book on your shelf (or in your eReader) just for the author's notes. As an aspiring author, I was enthralled to see how the elements of Willis' life came together in a great short story.
Posted April 25, 2014
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