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Inside Job - Connie Willis
Inside Job
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Connie Willis is the master of the science fiction novella, from seminal efforts such as "Blued Moon," "Fire Watch," "The Last of the Winnebagos," and beyond. "Inside Job" takes its place on that permanent shelf, a tale of spiritualists, séances, skeptics, and a love that just might be able to... show more
Connie Willis is the master of the science fiction novella, from seminal efforts such as "Blued Moon," "Fire Watch," "The Last of the Winnebagos," and beyond. "Inside Job" takes its place on that permanent shelf, a tale of spiritualists, séances, skeptics, and a love that just might be able to rise about it all.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781596060241 (1596060247)
Publisher: Subterranean Press
Pages no: 99
Edition language: English
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
4.0 Inside Job by Connie Willis
This novella relies heavily on the conundrum of how a medium — channeling a man who made a point of debunking charlatans and frauds — could convince a skeptic that he is who he says he is. It also references out of print mystery novels. With that kind of logical knot, it’s basically Connie Willis di...
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it
2.0 Who is Mencken?
Too cold, too distant. The writing was OK, but at no point did I care about any of the characters. The story is about charlatans and gurus, mediums of all sorts who perform cheap theatrical tricks, make gullible people believe, and extract good money from their victims for the privilege to be conned...
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans rated it
4.5 Fantastic novella!
This is all about the Truth versus bullshitters. It revolves around two journalists who are professional skeptics; they demand logistic, verifiable proof for everything. They go to psychics, figure out how they're conning people, and then tell the world. Or as much of the world as will listen ...
The Word Warehouse
The Word Warehouse rated it
2.0
It seems I either give a four star or two star rating with Connie Wills' books. This fell into the latter category.A potential buyer should be aware that this is a novella only 99 pages long and the publisher’s price tag is hefty for such a slim volume.A writer for a magazine that exposes fraudulent...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
2.0
Willis is a great writer (well, we knew that), but I had fundamental problems with this book. I simply don’t agree with the assumption that science and rationality and logic are the basis by which everything should be judged. I mean, I wasn’t bothered by it, but when you disagree with a book’s premi...
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