Winner of six Nebula and five Hugo awards, Connie Willis is one of the most acclaimed and imaginative authors of our time. Her startling and powerful works have redefined the boundaries of contemporary science fiction. Here in one volume are twelve of her greatest stories, including double... show more
Winner of six Nebula and five Hugo awards, Connie Willis is one of the most acclaimed and imaginative authors of our time. Her startling and powerful works have redefined the boundaries of contemporary science fiction. Here in one volume are twelve of her greatest stories, including double award-winner "Fire Watch," set in the universe of Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog, in which a time-traveling student learns one of history's hardest lessons. In "A Letter from the Clearys," a routine message from distant friends shatters the fragile world of a beleaguered family. In "The Sidon in the Mirror," a mutant with the unconscious urge to become other people finds himself becoming both killer and victim. Disturbing, revealing, and provocative, this remarkable collection of short fiction brings together some of the best work of an incomparable writer whose ability to amaze, confound, and enlighten never fails.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 1998
Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Pages no: 271
Edition language: English
As with any collection of short stories, this is a mixed bag. I wanted to read the title story as it is supposed to be the start of Willis's time travel series. I wasn't really planning to read the other stories, but I am so glad I did. I will definitely be reading more of this author.
A selection of short stories written by Willis. Interesting and readable but I'm not liking her quite as much as some people I know.
Really really really mean to read Doomsday Book this year, and maybe the rest of the Oxford Time Travel series. Really. So I thought a refresher on the short story that started it all was in order. And I may as well read the rest of the anthology while I'm here...
I read somewhere once that the other side of empathy is sadism. That came to mind here. I've read a great deal of Connie Willis over the years, and usually one notices how fundamentally kind she is, as a writer - in her characters, in the way she appears to observe the world, in the sorts of stories...
I didn't hate this collection of stories but didn't love it either. I keep wanting to really love Connie Willis' books but I never seem to get into them. I enjoyed a few stories from this - "A Letter from the Clearys," "Daisy, In the Sun," and the creepy, creepy "All My Darling Daughters," but nothi...