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From the Hardcover edition.
Praise for Connie Willis
“A novelist who can plot like Agatha Christie and whose books possess a bounce and stylishness that Preston Sturges might envy.”—The Washington Post
“One of America’s finest writers . . . Willis can tell a story so packed with thrills, comedy, drama and a bit of red herring that the result is apt to satisfy the most discriminating, and hungry, reader.”—The Denver Post
“A wit with a common touch who’s read more great books, and makes better use of them in her work, than two or three lit professors put together.”—Newsday
“A national treasure.”—San Antonio Express-News
“Willis can tell a story like no other. . . . One of her specialties is sparkling, rapid-fire dialogue; another, suspenseful plotting; and yet another, dramatic scenes so fierce that they burn like after-images in the reader’s memory.”—The Village Voice
“Willis’s fiction is one of the most intelligent delights of our genre.”—Locus
Verdict These shorts were chosen for winning the Hugo and/or the Nebula Award, making the collection most meaningful for fans who know the honors involved, especially the bonus tracks, Willis’s Los Angeles Worldcon Guest of Honor and Grand Master speeches. For those who don’t care about genre inside baseball, 2007’s The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories provides a more comprehensive overview of Willis’s illustrious career.—Meredith Schwartz, Library Journal
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Posted July 17, 2013
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 9, 2013
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