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All Seated on the Ground - Connie Willis
All Seated on the Ground
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The aliens have landed! The aliens have landed! But instead of shooting death rays, taking over the planet and carrying off Earthwomen, they've just been standing there for months on end, glaring like a disapproving relative. And now it's nearly Christmas, and the commission assigned to establish... show more
The aliens have landed! The aliens have landed! But instead of shooting death rays, taking over the planet and carrying off Earthwomen, they've just been standing there for months on end, glaring like a disapproving relative. And now it's nearly Christmas, and the commission assigned to establish communications is at their wits' end. They've resorted to taking the aliens to Broncos games, lighting displays, and shopping malls, in the hope they'll respond to something!And they do, but in a way nobody ever expected, and Meg, the commission, and an overworked choir director find themselves suddenly caught up in an intergalactic mess involving Christmas carols, scented candles, seventh-grade girls, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Meg's Aunt Judith, Victoria's Secret, and Handel's Messiah.Multiple Nebula and Hugo Award-winning author Connie Willis may be most famous for her books To Say Nothing of the Dog, Doomsday Book, Inside Job, D.A., and The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories, but she's also a huge fan of the holidays and their accompanying frivolity and nonsense, and has written a marvelous array of Christmas stories, including Miracle and Other Christmas Stories, Just Like the Ones We Used to Know (made into the CBS movie Snow Wonder), deck.halls@boughs/holly, and now the hilarious All Seated on the Ground.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781596061613 (1596061618)
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Pages no: 126
Edition language: English
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Shelf Indulgence
Shelf Indulgence rated it
4.0 All Seated on the Ground
Every so often, I think of authors who I really enjoy reading, realize I haven't heard about any new releases from said authors, and then go on Wikipedia to see if I've missed anything. On good days, this is the case. Last week when I checked in on Connie Willis, I saw that I had missed a couple of ...
windchime
windchime rated it
A charming Christmas tale of a first contact which does not go at all as might be expected. Connie Willis weaves aliens, choirs and disapproving relatives seamlessly into her novella, and I loved it.
Title and Statement of Responsibility
Title and Statement of Responsibility rated it
3.0 All Seated on the Ground
Cute but maddeningly insubstantial.
Our Intrepid Heroine
Our Intrepid Heroine rated it
5.0 All Seated on the Ground
The aliens have landed, and only the combined might of a columnist and a 7th grade choir extravaganza can save the day!
Autumn Adventures
Autumn Adventures rated it
4.0
I read the electronic version via the Asimov's website: http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0805/allseated.shtmlProbably rates a 3.5, but like Connie Willis, I love Christmas and singing in very large choirs. Combining the two, especially with Handel's Hallelujah Chorus, is priceless. And as Aunt Judit...
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