The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories
Locus Award nominee 2014.
Few authors have had careers as successful as that of Connie Willis.
Inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and recently awarded the
title of Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of
America, Willis is still going strong. Her smart, heartfelt fiction runs the gamut from screwball comedy to profound tragedy, combining dazzling plot twists, cutting-edge science, and unforgettable characters.
From a near future mourning the extinction of dogs to an alternate history in which invading aliens were defeated by none other than Emily Dickinson; from a madcap convention of bumbling quantum physicists in Hollywood to a London whose Underground has become a storehouse of intangible memories both foul and fair — here are the greatest stories of one of the greatest writers working in any genre today.
All ten of the stories gathered here are Hugo or Nebula award winners — some even have the distinction of winning both. With a new Introduction by the author and personal afterwords to each story — plus a special look at three of Willis’s unique public speeches — this is unquestionably the collection of the season, a book that every Connie Willis fan will treasure, and, to those unfamiliar with her work, the perfect introduction to one of the most accomplished and best-loved writers of our time.
- A Letter from the Clearys
- At the Rialto
- Death on the Nile
- The Soul Selects Her own Society
- Fire Watch
- Inside Job
- Even the Queen
- The Winds of Marble Arch
- All Seated on the Ground
- Last of the Winnebagos
Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis (born 1945) is an American science fiction writer. Willis is one of the most honored science fiction writers of the 1980s and 1990s: she has won nine Hugo Awards and six Nebula Awards. Photo: Ellen Levy Finch. Source: Wikimedia Commons.