The Best of Connie Willis by Connie Willis audiobook

The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories

By Connie Willis
Hosted by Eliza Foss
Read by various narrators

Recorded Books, Inc.
16.84 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781470390891

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. Praise for Connie Willis " A novelist who can plot like Agatha Christie and whose books possess a bounce and stylishness that Preston Sturges might envy."-- The Washington Post " One of America' s finest writers . . . Willis can tell a story so packed with thrills, comedy, drama and a bit of red herring that the result is apt to satisfy the most discriminating, and hungry, reader."-- The Denver Post " A wit with a common touch who' s read more great books, and makes better use of them in her work, than two or three lit professors put together."-- Newsday " A national treasure."-- San Antonio Express-News " Willis can tell a story like no other. . . . One of her specialties is sparkling, rapid-fire dialogue; another, suspenseful plotting; and yet another, dramatic scenes so fierce that they burn like after-images in the reader' s memory."-- The Village Voice " Willis' s fiction is one of the most intelligent delights of our genre."-- Locus

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Summary

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. Praise for Connie Willis " A novelist who can plot like Agatha Christie and whose books possess a bounce and stylishness that Preston Sturges might envy."-- The Washington Post " One of America' s finest writers . . . Willis can tell a story so packed with thrills, comedy, drama and a bit of red herring that the result is apt to satisfy the most discriminating, and hungry, reader."-- The Denver Post " A wit with a common touch who' s read more great books, and makes better use of them in her work, than two or three lit professors put together."-- Newsday " A national treasure."-- San Antonio Express-News " Willis can tell a story like no other. . . . One of her specialties is sparkling, rapid-fire dialogue; another, suspenseful plotting; and yet another, dramatic scenes so fierce that they burn like after-images in the reader' s memory."-- The Village Voice " Willis' s fiction is one of the most intelligent delights of our genre."-- Locus

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Thank goodness [for] Connie Willis, who says many things that desperately need saying in more than one delightful way.” Milwalkee Journal Sentinel
“This anthology demolishes any attempt to pigeonhole SFWA Grand Master and Science Fiction Hall of Famer Willis. Her six Nebula Awards and ten Hugo Awards confirm her eminence in speculative fiction, but her versatile range and forthright wit wouldn’t be out of place in the literary mainstream.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[Willis’] passion comes through in the vision and variety represented in this collection, from haunting futures…to wryly funny portrayals of scientists, academics, and aliens…This is the essential Willis collection.” Booklist
“Ranging from the hilarious to the profound, these stories show the full range of Willis’ talent for taut, dazzling plots, real science, memorable characters, penetrating dialogue and blistering drama—and may guide inquisitive readers toward her equally accomplished and acclaimed novels.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Connie Willis

Author Bio: Connie Willis

Connie Willis has won six Nebula and nine Hugo Awards—more than any other science fiction writer—and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for her first novel, Lincoln’s Dreams. 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.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 16.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English