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 is a Hugo or Nebula Award
winner—some even have the distinction of winning both. With a new introduction
by the author and a personal afterword to each story—plus a special look at
three of Willis’ 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. Download and start listening now!