Three Short Novels by Connie Willis Jo Walton. [ He should have just taken the kid to the basketball game. Some disappointments: "The Winds of Marble Arch" and "The Last of the Winnebagos" did not live up to my expectations at all. My favorite is "Newsletter.". "Adaptation" was quite a touching story where a young divorced man hopes to see his daughter over Christmas but his ex-wife keeps finding excuses for her not to be with him. But the wealth of supplemental material in this edition (Afterwords by the author discussing the genesis of each of the stories, and the text of three classic Willis speeches) make it well worth purchasing - even for those who already have all these stories in their personal collections. I hate to sound like an advertisement, but this would make a great gift for anyone who loves science fiction. Very long books. This is the one Christmas book I read every year, unfailingly. Connie Willis is a writer of ideas. Time is the Fire is a collection of 10 Hugo and Nebula award-winning stories by Willis, ranging from short stories to novellas. We’d love your help. by Bantam. ", my heart just doesn't know how to justify giving 4-stars to something related to the most sentimental and, dare I say it, twee holidays of the year. After discovering Connie Willis when her book Blackout came out I eagerly searched for her other books in vain. Great short stories by one of my favorite authors. I didn't understand the message of "The Winds of Marble Arch". Mind you, I’m not the only one. This collection of twelve short stories from Connie Willis features huge variety. Over 2000 years of Christmas story retellings makes it truly hard to be original! It gets 5 stars for squelching my Inner Grinch and actually giving me holiday spirit. I also enjoyed "In Coppelius Toyshop" which turned into a horror story where a self-centred man gets lost forever in a toyshop.". Published on October 10, 2017, A Lot Like Christmas is an "Expanded, Updated Edition of Connie Willis' Beloved Miracle and Other Christmas Stories" For more details and a table of contents, visit this entry on the conniewillis.net blog. Connie Willis is the only author whose short stories I like as much as her longer works. This is a mix, which is a way of padding out a few good stories, or of selling unsellable poor stories, depending on your point of view. Connie Willis offers readers an early holiday gift with this wonderful short story collection. Possibly it's that the religious beliefs of the main character are enough different from mine that I just wanted to argue with him, but in general it just wasn't a good way for me to end the book. "Newsletter" and "Epiphany" are my favorites, with "Miracle" and "Inn" coming close behind, but all the stories are gems. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. I'm getting into the holiday spirit and thought I'd read this thematic collection. This is the kind of book that is very hard to rate, for a few reasons. And for some reason, while my head says "but there were so many great stories! My first Christmas read of the season wasn't a success, but this one really hit the spot. Willis is well-known for her humor and "comedy of manners" plots, which usually involve characters running around, unable to communicate, and completely misunderstanding each other. Students may jest about the ben. Even the Queen: And Other Short Stories (1998) – sound recording of five stories read by Connie Willis including "Even the Queen", "Death on the Nile", and "At the Rialto" Willis, Connie (1999). "Inside Job" is about a man and his assistant who debunk mediums in Hollywood - and then they encounter a new medium in town who may be truly channeling the spirit of H.L. Time is the Fire is a collection of 10 Hugo and Nebula award-winning stories by Willis, ranging from short stories to novellas. Ahh, I know this happens in science fiction! Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Refresh and try again. There's this magnificent shift in the story, in which you realize you've gotten the setting completely wrong, because you assume at the beginning... and it's written cleverly enough that nothing contradicts your assumption, but when you go back and reread the opening paragraphs, you see exactly what you missed the first time. October 31st 2000 I enjoyed it the first time I read it last year, and even more so this time, knowing full well from the beginning about Mencken. Connie Willis, author of Doomsday Book, on LibraryThing. She is not what you would call a speedy author. Welcome back. This said, she does a real nice job reading her stories. After discovering Connie Willis when her book Blackout came out I eagerly searched for her other books in vain. And for some reason, while my head says "but there were so many great stories! It was fantastic and funny and made me want to read more scathing, pithy, and hilarious commentary by Mencken. Do not miss this collection. "The Last of the Winnebagos" hasn't aged well since it imagines a pretty crazy future of highways and travel limitations. please sign up Overall, Time is the Fire was a grab-bag of great and average stories. Check. Connie Willis was like my crack. I also enjoyed "In Coppelius Toyshop" which turned into a horror story where a self-centred man gets lost forever in a toyshop. ‘The Best Of Connie Willis’ is a collection of award-winning short stories by Connie Willis. Christmas-reading fun from a master storyteller who can take on most any genre and does in this short story collection. If you haven’t seen the collection or read that particular story, it’s certainly worth looking into. It’s not a secret that I’m a fan of Connie Willis’s writing. I was impressed at the writing, because like I mentioned before, Willis is great at vividly sketching in a world and its rules, and the frustrations. She has written some stories that I consider to be classics. I "honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year," but this book, and each story, are nuggets of purest Christmas, buoying my spirit and filling my heart, again and again. [Connie Willis] -- A fan's collectible anthology by the Science Fiction Hall of Fame inductee contains each of the author's ten Nebula Award- and Hugo Award-winning tales. (These numbers refer to awards for best novel, novella, novelette and short story only! I am not a fan of short stories but Connie Willis is one of my favourite authors so these should be okay! What it says on the tin, plus a couple of rather good award acceptance speeches. On trial for murder? Technology and science are background elements. It may well be that no human possesses as much humanity as Willis. " Fire Watch " is a science fiction novelette by American writer Connie Willis. I was interested in hearing how Connie Willis is narrating her own stories. The hefty volume also includes an introduction by the author and three of her speeches. So, I finished this a couple of days ago. But somehow this author manages to do it. First, she is no professional narrator. The ending had a lovely magical fee to it. See 1 question about Miracle and Other Christmas Stories…, ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans), Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License, Good Minds Suggest: Connie Willis's Favorite "In Over Their Heads" Books. Dire straits abound in these riveting recs from the Crosstalk author. However, the good stories in the book more than made up for this shortfalls. Willis, a multiple Nebula and Hugo Award winning author and a SFWA Grand Master, has written over 15 novels and dozens of short stories since … She has a few other works that I really like. Yes, it's got some stories that deal with themes common to science-fiction and have sci-fi elements, but it's more than that. Connie Willis' short-story ``Schwarzschild Radius'' is based on events in the life of Karl Schwarzschild, who gave the first exact solutions to the equations of general relativity. I "honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year," but this book, and each story, are. Her books are complex using science fiction time travel to fact check she takes us back to times we could only imag. The story, first published in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine in February 1982, involves a time-traveling historian who goes back to the Blitz in London, to participate in the fire lookout at St. Paul's Cathedral. I often have a tough time with short stories (because they need to be really good for me to enjoy a collection). (Such irony!) I had a moment of pure happiness when I realized that it was the holiday season, and that meant I got to read this book again. Removing this book will also remove your associated ratings, reviews, and reading sessions. Buy The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories by Willis, Connie from Amazon's Fiction Books Store. Unsolicited space travel? I do reread it every year but mostly out of reading habits at Christmas. "Inn" is the single best use of the biblical nativity story in relation to modern life, but all of these stories capture some aspect of the spirit of goodwill and generosity toward other people that Dickens was on to. In longer novel form, I think this is a good thing; I enjoyed Blackout/All Clear quite a bit. Her internal mechanisms work really well—sometimes too well, bluntly, with the jokes too clearly telegraphed, and the plot getting wrapped up too neatly. Published July 9th 2013 by Del Rey (first published 1993. It combines Willis heartfelt love for Christmas with … It's a total hilarious parody of excessively detailed, over-analyzed, and misinterpretive academic essays on really flawed esoteric opinions. She is one of the most honored science fiction writers of the 1980s and 1990s. Willis hasn't made many accurate predictions about future technology, especially about future communications technology! It was released by the Bantam Spectra publishers in the year 1992. -- Sir Walter Raleigh. Connie Willis, an sf Grand Master, has received (I believe) seven Nebulas and eleven Hugos for her fiction. In longer novel form, I think this is a good thing; I enjoyed Blackout/All Clear quite a bit. I just finished my annual reread of Connie Willis' Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. After each story is an afterword written by Connie Willis about the story. Maybe I'm cold-hearted, but I was just not that sad by the end. Get this from a library! My yearly tradition is to start around Thanksgiving with the introduction - just as wonderful as the stories - and work my way through slowly. "A Letter from the Clearys" was a reread too, and another one I enjoyed more the second time around. I've criticized the last two Oxford time travel books (Blackout/All Clear) for their excessive bloat and repetitiveness, and it was nice to revisit this original story in that world which nails the length. This is the kind of book that is very hard to rate, for a few reasons. This book was recommended to me by T. I was a bit worried about trying it because I haven't been very fond of fantasy lately. Thanks to the MacHalo Buddy Read for forcing me to read this! After I move into a world, I want to stay there, settle down, and get to know the neighbors. However, I think this story particularly hinges on the reader's emotional attachment to dogs as pets, in order to invoke similar feelings about other issues. Connie Willis has written a large number of Christmas stories for _Asimov's_. History hath triumphed over time, which besides it nothing but eternity hath triumphed over. It's about paranoia and post-nuclear explosion life. Both the introduction and the speeches are as entertaining as the stories. It's funny because it's so, so true. Even after reading Jack. Of the eight Christmas stories in this collection, I enjoyed "Inn" the most, a reworking of the nativity where a choral singer helps a homeless couple expecting a baby who have lost their way. Connie Willis has won six Nebula Awards (more than any other science fiction writer), six Hugo Awards, and for her first novel, Lincoln's Dreams, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.Her novel Doomsday Book won both the Nebula and Hugo Awards, and her first short-story collection, Fire Watch, was a New York Times Notable Book. I still haven't made it to her earlier works like To Say Nothing of the Dog or The Doomsday Book - both books that others say are her best work. Originally I was kind of disappointed and meh about this (despite loving the introduction). Okay, so what's a Nice Jewish Boy like myself doing reading Christmas stories? This book has a lot of magical realism/speculative fiction in it which I enjoy. Connie has won numerous Hugo Awards and Nebula Awards, has been inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and also is a SFWA Grand Master. Though she is an acclaimed science-fiction writer, much of her works also explore the social sciences as well. You know, those things academics write that are total made-up BS and clearly a desperate attempt to publish something (anything!). The winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, Connie Willis captures the timeless essence of generosity and goodwill in this magical collection if Christmas stories.  These eight tales — two of which have never before been published — boldly reimagine the stories of Christmas while celebrating the power of love and compassion.  This enchanting treasury includes: To see what your friends thought of this book, Mm, hard to tell. She began publishing sf with "Santa Titicaca" for Worlds of Fantasy (Winter 1970/1971 #3), but appeared only intermittently in the field until the early 1980s, when she became a full-time author, winning several awards almost immediately. But what sets the collection apart from being just a collection of sci-fi stories with a Christmas theme is that Willis offers stories that must take place at Christmas. My yearly tradition is to start around Thanksgiving with the introduction - just as wonderful as the stories - and work my way through slowly. Where do I even begin! Mencken! Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:00pm 12 ... Uncharted Territory is the story of two explorers on a new planet who have to … Connie Willis is a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and a Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. A Guide for Connie’s Holiday Stories Hi, everybody! She’s also a little too friendly for my tastes, but then I’m a miserable person. "Fire Watch" packed much more of a punch, and it's the perfect length for the story, with its craziness and sleepless, neurotic feel. Reputed for her prose style and characters, Connie has produced several works during her writing career – be it novels, short stories or others. Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis is an American science fiction writer. 5 stars this reading, so see the above as 4 1/2 stars. "Newsletter" where people seem to be infected with niceness rather than Christmas grumpiness was amusing and I enjoyed the 'Ghost of Christmas Present' (as in gift), whose role is to give people what they really want, in "Miracle", although I found the story rather long. Connie Willis is an American author of science fiction stories and novels. She is one of the most honored science fiction writers of the 1980s and 1990s. A few of these stories were rereads for me, and I loved them even more this time. Connie Willis’ Fire Watch begins her Oxford Time Travel series by focusing on a time traveling historian who visits St. Paul’s Cathedral during the Blitz after a computer error changes his assignment from visiting St. Paul to visiting the cathedral named after him. September 20 - Of course the first thing I looked for was the fire watch stone. Since it wasn't expensive I gave it a try. She has received seven Nebula awards and eleven Hugo awards for her fiction; Blackout and All Clear— a novel in two parts—and Doomsday Book won both. Unsolicited space travel? Willis's stories are timeless in the sense that the humor is often grounded in universal human behavior and personality types that we all know. Mostly, it's because while the writing was good, and the some of the stories were excellent, it was still a book about Christmas. Nominated for 2 World Fantasy Awards. I’m not a big fan of sci-fi so people who are fans of that genre will appreciate this book more than I did, I’m sure. They are "soft sci fi" and focus tightly on individuals. This new collection of stories from the multi-award-winning author of Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog contains: Before I became a romance reader, I was addicted to sci-fi. Instead, she takes the convential stories and gives them her own unique twist making them entertaining and magical at the same time. Everyone would have a good time, [at least enough to figure out what the ending would have been, It's been seventeen years since I last read this story collection (the year it came out, actually), and this time, I figured out why I've never come back to it: despite my enjoyment of most of the stories, there were enough of them I didn't love that it left me feeling rather meh about the whole thing. And technology is the only weakness in many of these stories. I think it's too easy to lean on communication problems to create tension in a story, and such abysmal communication is often unrealistic. In this book of short stories, Connie Willis does what she does so well and takes a well known story and reinvents it in her own style. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. I admit that I found this book in the sci-fi section, but I honestly think it transcends that. I admit that I found this book in the sci-fi section, but I honestly think it transcends that. Connie Willis (US, born 1945) Homepage; ISFDB Bibliography; Wikipedia Entry; Winner of 11 Hugos (and nominated for 13 more). Christmas is bearing down on us, and because you all have so much time to read during the holidays, Lee thought you might like a list of my Christmas short stories. It was on sale for $1.99 in early December 2016 a great value. "Epiphany" I save for the new year, when things are gray and going back to humdrum, and it brings Christmas back into my heart. These stories walk a thin line for me between amusing and annoying, since lack of communication is one of my habitual pet peeves in fiction. To see what your friends thought of this book, There is a holiday themed mystery, an examination of the original Christmas story and even a story that sets out to prove why Willis thinks "Miracle on 34th Street" is a superior holiday film to "It's A Wonderful Life." Start by marking “Miracle and Other Christmas Stories” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Connie Willis is a writer of ideas. Connie Willis is so talented and so good at crafting interesting, surprising situations and complex, lifelike characters. Anne Hathaway (wife of Shakespeare)-Wikipedia Three words: cerebral paper cut. The first novel of this series is titled as ‘Doomsday Book’. Some of them were really fantastic, and it's great to read humorous award-winning science fiction, because it's so rare! This collection was fine, but not overly exciting - there was one story I really enjoyed (Newsletter) but the others did not make me overly invested in them, so three stars it is. This is one of the best Willis stories I've read and the one I'd recommend people pick up first, as it's a standalone. So overall a bit of a mixed bag but worth reading for the good bits. Possibly it's that the religious beliefs of the ma. anyone who enjoys Christmas stories with some meaning. I like series of very long books. I also think this is a rare Willis story that doesn't rely so much on communication problems to develop plot tension, so the change is very pleasant. Willis is well-known for her humor and "comedy of manners" plots, which usually involve characters runni. Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. The absolute funniest story, in my opinion, is the fantastically titled "The Soul Selects Her Own Society: Invasion and Repulsion: A Chronological Reinterpretation of Two of Emily Dickinson's Poems: A Wellsian Perspective". Winner of 7 Nebulas (and nominated for 8 more). Connie Willis offers readers an early holiday gift with this wonderful short story collection. Check. The ending had a lovely magical fee to it. Dire straits abound in these riveting recs from the Crosstalk author. Praise for The Best of Connie Willis “Filled with warmth and sadness, great drama, witty dialogue, characters you will care about and moments that you will remember for a long time.”—SFF World “If anyone can be named ‘best science fiction writer of the age,’ it’s Connie Willis, and these stories … And of course it wasn't there yet. I have to admit to a bit of trepidation, but this was actually a pretty good collection. Connie Willis is the only author whose short stories I like as much as her longer works. Not many people are keen on the idea of a book automatically grafting itself to their consciousness. The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories: A Connie Willis Compendium (2007) Mm, hard to tell. I just wanted to read something by Connie Willis for reasons that a couple of my Goodreads friends will understand. At the base of each is human emotion, searching, hope, sometimes love. Or perhaps I did, and I just don't want to accept how bleak it felt. As she states in her introduction, it's hard to re-invent the wheel when it comes to holiday stories and she doesn't attempt to do so. I liked all the stories, but didn't really love them. Her books are complex using science fiction time travel to fact check she takes us back to times we could only imagine and then see firsthand through the eyes of the time traveler how difficult it can be to only observe never change the outcome. Time is the Fire is a collection of 10 Hugo and Nebula award-winning stories by Willis, ranging from short stories to novellas. It also imagines a zombie Emily Dickinson fighting an alien invasion!! Willis is the reverse of a lot of the other writers I’ve been reading lately, who tend to rely on esoteric prose to paper over narrative holes. I am obliged to admit at this point that short stories are not my favorite literary form. And just for the record, my absolute favorite story in that collection is Even the Queen. Even if you have read the stories elsewhere, having them together in one binding is special. The ominous story felt unfleshed out, as if Ms Willis had an idea but was uncertain what to do with it and the preacher road trip had me until the last paragraph when the story just ended, no conclusion, no payoff, it just stopped. When I saw that a book of her short stories was coming out, I immediately snatched it up. I usually dislike short story collections because they seem to be all depressing and incomplete. But I will mark it 4-stars, because the whole point of this collection, as Willis makes clear in her introduction, is to move away from the traditional of sickly sweet Christmas stories that result in heart burn and tooth ache (or sensations indistinguishable from). The historical aspects of the story here are enhanced by cleverly self-referential fictional details. In this book of short stories, Connie Willis does what she does so well and takes a well known story and reinvents it in her own style. An eclectic mix of short stories revolving around the theme of Christmas with the title story being the best of the lot. Her first SF story was published by Worlds of Fantasy in 1971, “The Secret of Santa Titicaca.” I'm so glad I decided to buy this collection for kindle this year as I've been wanting to read it for some time. When this collection of stories was listed in NetGalley, I jumped at the chance, to try to get to know this Grand Master a little better. Working name of US teacher and author Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis (1945- ). On trial for murder? It's been seventeen years since I last read this story collection (the year it came out, actually), and this time, I figured out why I've never come back to it: despite my enjoyment of most of the stories, there were enough of them I didn't love that it left me feeling rather meh about the whole thing. She writes the Oxford Time Travel series. Willis is the reverse of a lot of the other writers I’ve been reading lately, who tend to rely on esoteric prose to paper over narrative holes. An eclectic mix of short stories revolving around the theme of Christmas with the title story being the best of the lot. I read it for my book club, where we have a tradition of reading something Christmas-related for our December meeting. And it really irks me when I'm reading a futuristic tale in which all the characters' problems shouldn't be problems because really they should have cell phones, email, text messages, and social media. It’s part of Connie Willis’ marvelous short story collection, Impossible Things. Of the eight Christmas stories in this collection, I enjoyed "Inn" the most, a reworking of the nativity where a choral singer helps a homeless couple expecting a baby who have lost their way. There's a bit of fantasy, a bit of science fiction (although nothing that's purely space opera), stories about the end of the world, about time travel, and about UFOs. I prefer long books. These are really nice stories, full of the spirit of this time of the year, whether they involve an unsolved mystery or possible alien invasion. Her internal mechanisms work really well—sometimes too well, bluntly, with the jokes too clearly telegraphed, and the plot getting. The final story "Epiphany" was also somewhat long and felt a bit forced to me. The ominous story felt unfleshed out, as if Ms Willis had an idea but was uncertain what to do with it and the preacher road trip had me until the last paragraph when the story just ende. These short stories feel just like small, complete books. ", my heart just doesn't know how to justify giving 4-stars to something related to the most sentimental and, dare I say it, twee holidays of the year. A Christmas favorite, I have just begun my annual re-read. Bantam Spectra. It doesn't help that "Epiphany," my least favorite, is the last one in the collection and therefore the one that made the final impression on me. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Oxford Time Travel series written by author Connie Willis consists of 4 novels and one novella altogether, which were published between the years 1982 and 2010. This was a fun book filled with truly unique Christmas stories - which as the author pointed out - is very hard to do! The Invasion of the Body Snatchers story was a very close second. And why read them in January? The best of Connie Willis : award-winning stories. I'm a fan of her long, elaborate novels, but I enjoyed the short stories very much. She writes these really engaging, time travel-y books that keep my interest like no other. This is one I even have a signed copy of. A couple of the stories, the ominous story and the preacher road trip, ultimately fell flat for me, but for different reasons. There is a holiday themed mystery, an examination of the original Christmas story and even a story that sets out to prove why Willis thinks "Miracle on 34th Street" is a superior holid. _Miracle and Other Christmas Stories_ (1999) is a collection of eight _Asimov's_ yuletide tales dating from 1985 to 1997. Sometimes that popularity gets judged by book sales; sometimes—as in the case of many short story writers—the popularity gets judged by awards and award nominations. Home Groups Talk More Zeitgeist. 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