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  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey Books; Reprint edition (22 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345540662
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345540669
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.6 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,494,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for "The Best of Connie Willis"
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"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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"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)
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"In her humble and reflective introduction to this collection, spanning twenty-five years of Hugo and Nebula Award-winning short fiction, Willis describes how she fell so 'madly in love' with sf short stories in her youth that she's still writing them forty years later. Her 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"
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""The Best of Connie Willis" feels like an awfully short and spare title for such a wide-ranging imagination. After all, the ten stories in this collection include both one of the most poignant World War II time-travel tales and, I feel completely confident in writing this, the greatest alien-first-contact-at-Christmas story ever. . . . [Willis] is an excellent gateway writer for readers new to SFF. Her stories are about what people do when they find themselves in extreme, challenging or surprising situations. . . . Thank goodness [for] Connie Willis, who says many things that desperately need saying in more than one delightful way."--"Milwaukee Journal Sentinel"
Praise for Connie Willis
"A novelist who can plot like Agatha Christie and who

Praise for "The Best of Connie Willis"
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"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"
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"If anyone can be named 'best science fiction writer of the age, ' it's Connie Willis, and these stories are the best of her best. Truly."--"Analog"
"Ranging from the hilarious to the profound, these stories show the full range of [Connie] Willis's talent for taut, dazzling plots, real science, memorable characters, penetrating dialogue and blistering drama.""--Kirkus Reviews"
"Thank goodness [for] Connie Willis, who says many things that desperately need saying in more than one delightful way."--Milwaukee" Journal Sentinel"
""The Best of Connie Willis"? Isn't that like sorting through diamonds?""--Lytherus"
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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Willis's fiction is one of the most intelligent delights of our genre."--"Locus"

"From the Hardcover edition."

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 are the best of her best. Truly. "Analog"
Ranging from the hilarious to the profound, these stories show the full range of [Connie] Willis s talent for taut, dazzling plots, real science, memorable characters, penetrating dialogue and blistering drama. " Kirkus Reviews"
Thank goodness [for] Connie Willis, who says many things that desperately need saying in more than one delightful way. Milwaukee" Journal Sentinel"
"The Best of Connie Willis"? Isn t that like sorting through diamonds? " Lytherus"
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"
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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"

"From the Hardcover edition.""

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 are the best of her best. Truly. Analog
Ranging from the hilarious to the profound, these stories show the full range of [Connie] Willis s talent for taut, dazzling plots, real science, memorable characters, penetrating dialogue and blistering drama. Kirkus Reviews
Thank goodness [for] Connie Willis, who says many things that desperately need saying in more than one delightful way. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Best of Connie Willis? Isn t that like sorting through diamonds? Lytherus
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

From the Hardcover edition."

About the Author

Connie Willis, a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and a Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, has received seven Nebula awards and eleven Hugo awards for her fiction; Blackout and All Clear, a novel in two parts, won both. Her other works include Passage, Doomsday Book, Lincoln s Dreams, Bellwether, Impossible Things, Remake, Uncharted Territory, To Say Nothing of the Dog, Fire Watch, and Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. Connie Willis lives in Colorado with her family."


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