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Impossible Things - Connie Willis
Impossible Things
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Winner of six Nebula and two Hugo awards for her fiction, Connie Willis is acclaimed for her gifted imagination and bold invention. Here are eleven of her finest stories, surprising tales in which the impossible becomes real, the real becomes impossible, and strangeness lurks at every turn.The... show more
Winner of six Nebula and two Hugo awards for her fiction, Connie Willis is acclaimed for her gifted imagination and bold invention. Here are eleven of her finest stories, surprising tales in which the impossible becomes real, the real becomes impossible, and strangeness lurks at every turn.The end of the world comes not with a bang but a series of whimpers over many years in "The Last of the Winnebagos."The terror of pain and dying gives birth to a startling truth about the nature of the stars, a principle known as the "Schwarzschild Radius."In "Spice Pogrom," an outrageous colony in outer space becomes the setting for a screwball comedy of bizarre complications, mistaken identities, far-too-friendly aliens--and even true love. 
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780553564365 (0553564366)
ASIN: 553564366
Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Pages no: 461
Edition language: English
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spocksbro
spocksbro rated it
Not being a big fan of humorous SF (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy was good but the subsequent books got less and less interesting), I found most of the stories in this collection...meh. To be honest, I couldn't even bring myself to finish some of the stories.That said, "Winter's Tale" is a wo...
altheaann
altheaann rated it
An excellent collection of Willis' short fiction, this book gathers together 11 of Willis' short stories, all previously published, however."The Last of the Winnebagos" – Willis' intro says that she has been criticized for this story by people who find it too "sentimental." However, it also won both...
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2.0 Impossible Things
she writes some really weird things. Some cool weird, but others just depressing. A very mixed bag.
immediacy
immediacy rated it
5.0 Impossible Things
A collection of stories by Connie Willis, one of the modern masters of the science fiction short."The Last of the Winnebagos" -- I remember reading this story years ago and not caring for it that much. Rereadiug it ten years later, I find it much more appealing. In one sense it is a mystery story; i...
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