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by Connie Willis, J.K. Potter
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kathleencioffi1
kathleencioffi1 rated it 5 years ago
Not as hilarious as I had hoped it would be--this is the author's SF riff on "All About Eve." Reads like a novel from the 1940s, but with an SF twist.
book reviews forevermore
book reviews forevermore rated it 6 years ago
Claire Havilland is an aging theater actress making a quick costume change for her latest Broadway production, Only Human, when her agent stops by her dressing room. She knows he's working an angle but can't quite decipher his intent when he pitches a couple of interviews. Her artfully referenced ob...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it 6 years ago
A short novella about an aging actress who meets an android prototype. She fears that Emily the android will replace her, given that the android is beautiful, tireless, and gives flawless performances. But instead of sabotaging the young droid, she gives her the best advice she can, for reasons the...
altheaann
altheaann rated it 6 years ago
I love Connie Willis. However, I continue to be slightly befuddled by her passionate love of musical theater/old movies/retro celebrity... that sort of thing. It's just not my thing. It is certainly the thing of the main character in this book, though - an aging actress, who, much against her expect...
Seeford's Spot
Seeford's Spot rated it 7 years ago
A nice quick novella to read, told in first person about AI and Broadway and the Rockettes, and essentially being human--aren't they all? Charming illustrations.
Seeford's Spot
Seeford's Spot rated it 7 years ago
A nice quick novella to read, told in first person about AI and Broadway and the Rockettes, and essentially being human--aren't they all? Charming illustrations.
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 7 years ago
Brilliant fun, based on the old movies All About Eve (of course) but with references to many more classic movies and plays and the history of the Rockettes as well. A fun, quick, read.Recommended to fans of old movies, particularly the quick-talking comedies. *** No weeping, only laughing. Per...
Tin Story Elephant
Tin Story Elephant rated it 7 years ago
I can't wait!
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