Oxford Time Travel Collections In Publication Order
- Fire Watch (1984)
- Doomsday Book (1992)
- To Say Nothing of the Dog (1998)
Oxford Time Travel Books In Publication Order
- Blackout (2010)
- All Clear (2010)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Water Witch (With: Cynthia Felice) (1982)
- Lincoln’s Dreams (1987)
- Light Raid (With: Cynthia Felice) (1989)
- Impossible Things (1993)
- Uncharted Territory (1994)
- Remake (1994)
- Bellwether (1996)
- Promised Land (With: Cynthia Felice) (1996)
- Passage (2001)
- Crosstalk (2016)
Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order
- Daisy in the Sun (1979)
- Inside Job (2005)
- D.A. (2007)
- All Seated on the Ground (2007)
- All About Emily (2011)
- I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land (2018)
- Jack (2020)
- Take a Look at the Five and Ten (2020)
Short Story Collections In Publication Order
- Miracle and Other Christmas Stories (1999)
- The Winds of Marble Arch (2007)
- The Best of Connie Willis (2013)
- A Lot Like Christmas (2017)
- Terra Incognita (2018)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Roswell, Vegas, and Area 51 (2002)
The Year’s Best Science Fiction Books In Publication Order
- The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Third Annual Collection (1986)
- The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection (1994)
- The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997)
Nebula Awards Books In Publication Order
- Nebula Awards 1 (By:Damon Knight) (1966)
- Nebula Awards 2 (By:Brian W. Aldiss,Harry Harrison) (1966)
- Nebula Awards 3 (By:Roger Zelazny) (1968)
- Nebula Awards 4 (By:Karen Anderson) (1968)
- Nebula Awards 5 (By:Alexei Panshin) (1969)
- Nebula Awards 6 (By:Thomas D. Clareson) (1971)
- Nebula Awards 7 (By:Theodore Sturgeon,Lloyd Biggle Jr.) (1972)
- Nebula Awards 8 (By:Isaac Asimov) (1973)
- Nebula Awards 9 (By:Kate Wilhelm) (1974)
- Nebula Awards 10 (By:James Gunn) (1975)
- Nebula Awards 11 (By:Ursula K. Le Guin,Craig Kee Strete) (1976)
- Nebula Awards 14 (By:Robin Malkin) (1980)
- Nebula Awards 15 (By:Frank Herbert) (1981)
- Nebula Awards 16 (By:Kim Stanley Robinson) (1982)
- Nebula Awards 17 (By:Joe Haldeman) (1983)
- Nebula Awards 19 (By:Marta Randall) (1984)
- Nebula Awards 20 (By:George Zebrowski) (1985)
- Nebula Awards 21 (By:George Zebrowski) (1985)
- Nebula Awards 22 (By:George Zebrowski) (1988)
- Nebula Awards 23 (By:Michael Bishop) (1989)
- Nebula Awards 24 (By:Michael Bishop) (1990)
- Nebula Awards 25 (By:Michael Bishop) (1991)
- Nebula Awards 26 (By:James K. Morrow) (1992)
- Nebula Awards 27 (By:James K. Morrow) (1993)
- Nebula Awards 28 (By:James K. Morrow) (1994)
- Nebula Awards 29 (By:Pamela Sargent) (1995)
- Nebula Awards 30 (By:Pamela Sargent) (1996)
- Nebula Awards31 (By:Pamela Sargent) (1997)
- Nebula Awards 33 (With: Jane Yolen,Jerry Oltion,Nancy Kress) (1999)
- Nebula Awards 34 (2000) (By:Gregory Benford) (2000)
- Nebula Awards 36 (2002) (By:Kim Stanley Robinson) (2002)
- Nebula Awards 37 (2003) (By:Nancy Kress) (2003)
- Nebula Awards 38 (2004) (By:Vonda N. McIntyre) (2004)
- Nebula Awards 39 (2005) (By:Ruth Berman) (2005)
- Nebula Awards 40 (2006) (By:ChristopherRowe) (2006)
- Nebula Awards 42 (2008) (By:Ben Bova,Ruth Berman) (2008)
- Nebula Awards 43 (2009) (By:Ellen Datlow) (2009)
- Nebula Awards 44 (2010) (By:Bill Fawcett) (2010)
- Nebula Awards 45 (2011) (By:Kevin J. Anderson) (2011)
- Nebula Awards 46 (2012) (By:John Kessel) (2012)
- Nebula Awards 47 (2013) (By:Catherine Asaro) (2013)
- Nebula Awards 48 (2014) (By:Kij Johnson) (2014)
- Nebula Awards 50 (2016) (By:Mercedes Lackey) (2016)
- Nebula Awards 51 (2017) (By:Julie E. Czerneda) (2017)
- Nebula Awards 52 (2018) (By:Jane Yolen) (2018)
- Nebula Awards 53 (2019) (By:Kim Stanley Robinson) (2019)
Isaac Asimov’s Anthology Books In Publication Order
- Isaac Asimov’s Space of Her Own (With: Ursula K. Le Guin,Pat Cadigan,Joan D. Vinge,Tanith Lee,Pamela Sargent,,Mary Gentle) (1983)
- Isaac Asimov’s Aliens & Outworlders (By:Isaac Asimov,,Larry Niven,Lisa Tuttle,Garry Douglas Kilworth,Jack C. Haldeman II,Barry N. Malzberg,William F. Wu,Steve Perry,Bob Shaw,Kate Wilhelm,,,,Madeleine E. Robins) (1983)
- Isaac Asimov’s Fantasy! (By:) (1985)
- Isaac Asimov’s Fantasy! (With: George R.R. Martin,Ron Goulart,John Kessel,George Alec Effinger,Robert Thurston,Tanith Lee,Lucius Shepard) (1989)
- Isaac Asimov’s Aliens (By:Isaac Asimov) (1991)
- Isaac Asimov’s Robots (By:Isaac Asimov) (1991)
- Isaac Asimov’s SF-Lite (By:Isaac Asimov) (1993)
- Isaac Asimov’s War (By:Isaac Asimov) (1993)
- Isaac Asimov’s Cyberdreams (By:Isaac Asimov) (1994)
- Isaac Asimov’s Skin Deep (By:Isaac Asimov) (1995)
- Isaac Asimov’s Ghosts (By:Isaac Asimov) (1995)
- Isaac Asimov’s Christmas (By:Isaac Asimov) (1997)
- Isaac Asimov’s Camelot (By:Isaac Asimov) (1998)
- Isaac Asimov’s Detectives (By:Isaac Asimov) (1998)
- Isaac Asimov’s Valentines (By:Isaac Asimov) (1999)
- Isaac Asimov’s Werewolves (By:Isaac Asimov) (1999)
- Isaac Asimov’s Solar System (By:Gardner R. Dozois) (1999)
- Isaac Asimov’s Utopias (By:Isaac Asimov) (2000)
- Isaac Asimov’s Father Day (By:Isaac Asimov) (2001)
- Isaac Asimov’s Halloween (By:Isaac Asimov) (2001)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- The Best Science Fiction of the Year 12 (1983)
- Nebula Awards 18 (1983)
- Berserker Base (1985)
- The Year’s Best Science Fiction: Second Annual Collection (1985)
- The Sixth Omni Book of Science Fiction (1985)
- Alien Sex: 19 Tales by the Masters of Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy (1990)
- The New Hugo Winners, Vol. 3 (1994)
- War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches (1996)
- Year’s Best SF 2 (1997)
- Time Machines (1997)
- Nebula Awards 33 (1999)
- A Woman’s Liberation (2001)
- New Skies: An Anthology of Today’s Science Fiction (2003)
- Space Cadets (2006)
- This Is My Funniest (2006)
- Enter a Future: Fantastic Tales from Asimov’s Science Fiction (2010)
- Season of Wonder (2012)
- Telling Tales: The Clarion West 30th Anniversary Anthology (2013)
- Rogues (2014)
- Women of Futures Past (2016)
- American Christmas Stories (2021)
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Connie Willis Books Overview
Winner of six Nebula and five Hugo awards, Connie Willis is one of the most acclaimed and imaginative authors of our time. Her startling and powerful works have redefined the boundaries of contemporary science fiction. Here in one volume are twelve of her greatest stories, including double award winner ‘Fire Watch,’ set in the universe of Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog, in which a time traveling student learns one of history’s hardest lessons. In ‘A Letter from the Clearys,’ a routine message from distant friends shatters the fragile world of a beleaguered family. In ‘The Sidon in the Mirror,’ a mutant with the unconscious urge to become other people finds himself becoming both killer and victim. Disturbing, revealing, and provocative, this remarkable collection of short fiction brings together some of the best work of an incomparable writer whose ability to amaze, confound, and enlighten never fails.
For Kivrin, preparing an on site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity’s history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received. But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin barely of age herself finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history’s darkest hours. Five years in the writing by one of science fiction’s most honored authors, Doomsday Book is a storytelling triumph. Connie Willis draws upon her understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering and the indomitable will of the human spirit.
In her first full length novel since her critically acclaimed Doomsday Book Connie Willis, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, once again visits the unpredictable world of time travel. But this time the result is a joyous journey into a past and future of comic mishaps and historical cross purposes, in which the power of human love can still make all the difference. On the surface, England in the summer of 1888 is possibly the most restful time in history lazy afternoons boating on the Thames, tea parties, croquet on the lawn and time traveler Ned Henry is badly in need of a rest. He’s been shuttling back and forth between the 21st century and the 1940s looking for a Victorian atrocity called the bishop’s birdstump. It’s only the latest in a long string of assignments from Lady Schrapnell, the rich dowager who has invaded Oxford University. She’s promised to endow the university’s time travel research project in return for their help in rebuilding the famed Coventry Cathedral, destroyed in a Nazi air raid over a hundred years before. But the bargain has turned into a nightmare. Lady Schrapnell’s motto is ‘God is in the details,’ and as the l25th anniversary of the cathedral’s destruction and the deadline for its proposed completion approaches, time travel research has fallen by the wayside. Now Ned and his colleagues are frantically engaged in installing organ pipes, researching misericords, and generally risking life and limb. So when Ned gets the chance to escape to the Victorian era, he jumps at it. Unfortunately, he isn’t really being sent there to recover from his time lag symptoms, but to correct an incongruity a fellow historian, Verity Kindle, has inadvertently created by bringing something forward from the past. In theory, such an act is impossible. But now it has happened, and it’s up to Ned and Verity to correct the incongruity before it alters history or, worse, destroys the space time continuum. And they have to do it while coping with eccentric Oxford dons, table rapping spiritualists, a very spoiled young lady, and an even more spoiled cat. As Ned and Verity try frantically to hold things together and find out why the incongruity happened, the breach widens, time travel goes amok, and everything starts to fall apart until the fate of the entire space time continuum hangs on a sance, a butler, a bulldog, the battle of Waterloo, and, above all, on the bishop’s birdstump. At once a mystery novel, a time travel adventure, and a Shakespearean comedy, To Say Nothing of the Dog is a witty and imaginative tale of misconceptions, misunderstandings, and a chaotic world in which the shortest distance between two points is never a straight line, and the secret to the universe truly lies ‘in the details.’
In her first novel since 2002, Nebula and Hugo award winning author Connie Willis returns with a stunning, enormously entertaining novel of time travel, war, and the deeds great and small of ordinary people who shape history. In the hands of this acclaimed storyteller, the past and future collide and the result is at once intriguing, elusive, and frightening. Oxford in 2060 is a chaotic place. Scores of time traveling historians are being sent into the past, to destinations including the American Civil War and the attack on the World Trade Center. Michael Davies is prepping to go to Pearl Harbor. Merope Ward is coping with a bunch of bratty 1940 evacuees and trying to talk her thesis adviser, Mr. Dunworthy, into letting her go to VE Day. Polly Churchill’s next assignment will be as a shopgirl in the middle of London s Blitz. And seventeen year old Colin Templer, who has a major crush on Polly, is determined to go to the Crusades so that he can catch up to her in age. But now the time travel lab is suddenly canceling assignments for no apparent reason and switching around everyone s schedules. And when Michael, Merope, and Polly finally get to World War II, things just get worse. For there they face air raids, Blackouts, unexploded bombs, dive bombing Stukas, rationing, shrapnel, V 1s, and two of the most incorrigible children in all of history to say nothing of a growing feeling that not only their assignments but the war and history itself are spiraling out of control. Because suddenly the once reliable mechanisms of time travel are showing significant glitches, and our heroes are beginning to question their most firmly held belief: that no historian can possibly change the past. From the people sheltering in the tube stations of London to the retired sailors who set off across the Channel to rescue the stranded British Army from Dunkirk, from shopgirls to ambulance drivers, from spies to hospital nurses to Shakespearean actors, Blackout reveals a side of World War II seldom seen before: a dangerous, desperate world in which there are no civilians and in which everybody from the Queen down to the lowliest barmaid is determined to do their bit to help a beleaguered nation survive.
In Blackout, award-winning author Connie Willis returned to the time-traveling future of 2060 – the setting for several of her most celebrated works – and sent three Oxford historians to World War II England: Michael Davies, intent on observing heroism during the Miracle of Dunkirk; Merope Ward, studying children evacuated from London; and Polly Churchill, posing as a shopgirl in the middle of the Blitz. But when the three become unexpectedly trapped in 1940, they struggle not only to find their way home but to survive as Hitler’s bombers attempt to pummel London into submission. Now the situation has grown even more dire. Small discrepancies in the historical record seem to indicate that one or all of them have somehow affected the past, changing the outcome of the war. The belief that the past can be observed but never altered has always been a core belief of time-travel theory – but suddenly it seems that the theory is horribly, tragically wrong. Meanwhile, in 2060 Oxford, the historians’ supervisor, Mr. Dunworthy, and seventeen-year-old Colin Templer, who nurses a powerful crush on Polly, are engaged in a frantic and seemingly impossible struggle of their own – to find three missing needles in the haystack of history. Told with compassion, humor, and an artistry both uplifting and devastating, All Clear is more than just the triumphant culmination of the adventure that began with Blackout. It’s Connie Willis’s most humane, heartfelt novel yet – a clear-eyed celebration of faith, love, and the quiet, ordinary acts of heroism and sacrifice too often overlooked by history.
At the instigation of her con artist father, Deza masquerades as a witch who can control the water supply of the desert planet of Mahali, in order to deceive its rulers and become rich, but the deception backfires. Reissue.
‘A novel of classical proportions and virtues…
humane and moving.’ The Washington Post Book World’A love story on more than one level, and Ms. Willis does justice to them all. It was only toward the end of the book that I realized how much tension had been generated, how engrossed I was in the characters, how much I cared about their fates.’ The New York Times Book ReviewFor Jeff Johnston, a young historical reseacher for a Civil War novelist, reality is redefined on a bitter cold night near the close of a lingering winter. He meets Annie, an intense and lovely young woman suffering from vivid, intense nightmares. Haunted by the dreamer and her unrelenting dreams, Jeff leads Annie on an emotional odyssey through the heartland of the Civil War in search of a cure. On long silenced battlefields their relationship blossoms two obsessed lovers linked by unbreakable chains of history, torn by a duty that could destroy them both. Suspenseful, moving, and highly compelling, Lincoln’s Dreams is a novel of rare imaginative power. From the Paperback edition.
As civil war rages between eastern and western North America fought with massive laser beams called ”light raids” young Ariadne works desperately to clear her mother’s name from a charge of treason while struggling to survive the deadly onslaught. Reissue. AB.
A collection of science fiction tales by the winner of six Nebula and two Hugo awards features a tale of an outrageous colony in outer space, a distraught woman obsessed with the past, and creatures who roam London during the Blitz.
Noted planetary surveyors Carson and Findriddy undertake the task of mapping the planetoid Boohte, a mission complicated by their companions, a young intern specializing in mating customs and a native guide who levies fines to pay for roulette wheels.
Winner of more Hugo and Nebula Awards than any other science fiction author, Connie Willis is one of the most powerfully imaginative writers of our time. In Remake, she explores the timeless themes of emotion and technology, reality and illusion, and the bittersweet place where they intersect to make art. RemakeIt’s the Hollywood of the future, where moviemaking’s been computerized and live action films are a thing of the past. It’s a Hollywood where Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe are starring together in A Star Is Born, and if you don’t like the ending, you can change it with the stroke of a key.A Hollywood of warmbodies and sim sex, of drugs and special effects, where anything is possible. Except for what one starry eyed young woman wants to do: dance in the movies. It’s an impossible dream, but Alis is not willing to give up. With a little magic and a lot of luck, she just might get her happy ending after all.’Another brilliant work by an author deserving of the praise and awards heaped upon her.’ Des Moines Sunday Register
Pop culture, chaos theory and matters of the heart collide in this unique novella from the Hugo and Nebula winning author of Doomsday Book. Sandra Foster studies fads and their meanings for the HiTek corporation. Bennet O’Reilly works with monkey group behavior and chaos theory for the same company. When the two are thrust together due to a misdelivered package and a run of seemingly bad luck, they find a joint project in a flock of sheep. But a series of setbacks and disappointments arise before they are able to find answers to their questions.
It has been fifteen years since Delanna Milleflores set foot on Keramos. Now her mother has died, and she has returned only to settle and sell her estate. But Keramos has some surprising laws. To sell her farm, Delanna must first live on it for one year. And along with her land comes one Tarlton Tanner, heir to the adjoining farm. A man who, at the moment of her mother’s death, became Delanna’s husband…
One of those rare, unforgettable novels that are as chilling as they are insightful, as thought provoking as they are terrifying, award winning author Connie Willis’s Passage is an astonishing blend of relentless suspense and cutting edge science unlike anything you’ve ever read before. It is the electrifying story of a psychologist who has devoted her life to tracking death. But when she volunteers for a research project that simulates the near death experience, she will either solve life’s greatest mystery or fall victim to its greatest terror. At Mercy General Hospital, Dr. Joanna Lander will soon be paged not to save a life, but to interview a patient just back from the dead. A psychologist specializing in near death experiences, Joanna has spent two years recording the experiences of those who have been declared clinically dead and lived to tell about it. It’s research on the fringes of ordinary science, but Joanna is about to get a boost from an unexpected quarter. A new doctor has arrived at Mercy General, one with the power to give Joanna the chance to get as close to death as anyone can.A brilliant young neurologist, Dr. Richard Wright has come up with a way to manufacture the near death experience using a psychoactive drug. Dr. Wright is convinced that the NDE is a survival mechanism and that if only doctors understood how it worked, they could someday delay the dying process, or maybe even reverse it. He can use the expertise of a psychologist of Joanna Lander’s standing to lend credibility to his study. But he soon needs Joanna for more than just her reputation. When his key volunteer suddenly drops out of the study, Joanna finds herself offering to become Richard’s next subject. After all, who better than she, a trained psychologist, to document the experience? Her first NDE is as fascinating as she imagined it would be so astounding that she knows she must go back, if only to find out why this place is so hauntingly familiar. But each time Joanna goes under, her sense of dread begins to grow, because part of her already knows why the experience is so familiar, and why she has every reason to be afraid…
. And just when you think you know where she is going, Willis throws in the biggest surprise of all a shattering scenario that will keep you feverishly reading until the final climactic page is turned.
Connie Willis is the master of the science fiction novella, from seminal efforts such as ‘Blued Moon,’ ‘Fire Watch,’ ‘The Last of the Winnebagos,’ and beyond. ‘Inside Job‘ takes its place on that permanent shelf, a tale of spiritualists,’s ances, skeptics, and a love that just might be able to rise about it all.
Theodora Baumgarten has just been selected as an IASA space cadet, and therein lies the problem. She didn’t apply for the ultra coveted posting, and doesn’t relish spending years aboard the ship to which she’s been assigned. But the plucky young heroine, in true Heinlein fashion, has no plans to go along with the program. Aided by her hacker best friend Kimkim, in a screwball comedy that has become Connie Wills’ hallmark, Theodora will stop at nothing to uncover the conspiracy that has her shanghaied.
The aliens have landed! The aliens have landed! But instead of shooting death rays, taking over the planet and carrying off Earthwomen, they’ve just been standing there for months on end, glaring like a disapproving relative. And now it’s nearly Christmas, and the commission assigned to establish communications is at their wits’ end. They’ve resorted to taking the aliens to Broncos games, lighting displays, and shopping malls, in the hope they’ll respond to something!And they do, but in a way nobody ever expected, and Meg, the commission, and an overworked choir director find themselves suddenly caught up in an intergalactic mess involving Christmas carols, scented candles, seventh grade girls, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Meg’s Aunt Judith, Victoria’s Secret, and Handel’s Messiah. Multiple Nebula and Hugo Award winning author Connie Willis may be most famous for her books To Say Nothing of the Dog, Doomsday Book, Inside Job, D.A., and The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories, but she’s also a huge fan of the holidays and their accompanying frivolity and nonsense, and has written a marvelous array of Christmas stories, including Miracle and Other Christmas Stories, Just Like the Ones We Used to Know made into the CBS movie Snow Wonder, deck. halls@boughs/holly, and now the hilarious All Seated on the Ground.
Theater legend Claire Havilland fears she might be entering the Sunset Boulevard phase of her career. That is, until her manager arranges a media appearance with her biggest fan a famous artificial intelligence pioneer’s teenage niece. After precocious Emily’s backstage visit, Claire decides she’s in a different classic film altogether. While unnaturally charming Emily swears she harbors no desire for the spotlight, Claire wonders if she hasn’t met her very own Eve Harrington from All About Eve. But the story becomes more complex as dreams of fame give way to concerns about choice, free will, and identity. With this long, 17,000 word novelette, acclaimed author Connie Willis combines the glamour of old Hollywood and the eternal allure of Broadway to explore the cutting edge robotics of a richly imagined near future. All About Emily is sure to join ‘The Last of the Winnebagos,’ ‘Inside Job’ and ‘All Seated on the Ground’ as one of multiple award winner Willis’ seminal works.
The winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, Connie Willis has thrilled countless readers with her enthralling science fiction novels that entertain as well as enlighten. Now this superb writer captures the timeless essence of generosity and goodwill in a magical collection of Christmas stories that showcase her remarkable talent while taking us on breathless journeys to fascinating realms filled with wonder and joy. This enchanting group of eight tales two of which are original to this collection begins with the title story, ‘Miracle,’ in which an office worker hopes that her handsome colleague will finally notice her at the company Christmas party. But her carefully devised plans go awry when her guardian angel takes it upon himself to show her the true meaning of love. In the cautionary tale ‘In Coppelius’s Toyshop,’ the motto What Goes Around Comes Around serves as an eerie reminder to a jaded narcissist who finds himself trapped in a crowded toy store at Christmastime. In the touching ‘Adaptation,’ the Ghosts of Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come pay a visit to a lonely bookstore clerk, who discovers that the best gift of all is to give even when his one wish for the holidays doesn’t come true. ‘Inn’ presents the inspiring story of a choir singer who gives shelter on a cold winter night to a homeless man and his pregnant wife only to learn later that there’s much more to the couple than meets the eye. And ‘Epiphany’ follows three unwitting, modern day wisemen on a quest unlike any they’ve ever experienced.A treasure to cherish anytime of the year, this collection boldly reimagines the stories of Christmas and serves as a testament to Connie Willis’s unique genius and skill in bringing the extraordinary to life while conveying the power of human compassion and love.
‘Variety is the soul of pleasure,’ And variety is what this comprehensive new collection of Connie Willis is all about. The stories cover the entire spectrum, from sad to sparkling to terrifying, from classics to hard to find treasures with everything in between orangutans, Egypt, earthworms, roast goose, college professors, mothers in law, aliens, secret codes, Secret Santas, tube stations, choir practice, the post office, the green light on Daisy’s dock, weddings, divorces, death, and assorted plagues, from scarlet fever to ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ And a dog. Famous for her ‘sure hand plotting, unforgettable characters, and top notch writing,’ Willis has been called, ‘the most relentlessly delightful science fiction writer alive,’ and there are numerous examples here. Among them, Willis’s most famous stories the Hugo and Nebula Award winning ‘Fire Watch’ and ‘Even the Queen’ and ‘The Last of the Winnebagos’ along with undiscovered gems like Willis’s heartfelt homage to Jack Williamson, ‘Nonstop to Portales.’ Her magical Christmas stories are here, too, from ‘Newsletter’ to ‘Just Like the Ones We Used to Know…
‘ which last year was made into the TV movie, Snow Wonder, starring Mary Tyler Moore. We’ve collected stories from throughout Willis’s career, from early ones like ‘Cash Crop’ and ‘Daisy, in the Sun,’ right up to her newest stories, including the wonderful ‘The Winds of Marble Arch.’ There’s literally something for everyone here. If you’re a diehard Willis fan, you’ll be delighted with hard to find treasures like the until now uncollected, ‘The Soul Selects Her Own Society…
‘ If you’ve never read Connie Willis, this is your chance to discover ‘A Letter from the Clearys’ and, well, ‘Chance.’ To say nothing of, ‘At the Rialto,’ the funniest story ever written about quantum physicists. And Willis’s chilling, ‘All My Darling Daughters.’ And…
oh, there are too many great stories here to list and pleasures galore. So enjoy!
Third in series, winner of the 1987 Locus Poll Award, Best Anthology. Contents include Introduction: Summation: 1985, essay by Gardner Dozois; The Jaguar Hunter, by Lucius Shepard nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1985 World Fantasy Award; Dogfight, by Michael Swanwick and William Gibson nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; Fermi and Frost, by Frederik Pohl winner, 1986 Hugo Award; Green Days in Brunei, by Bruce Sterling nominated, 1985 Nebula Award; Snow, by John Crowley nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; The Fringe, by Orson Scott Card nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things, by Karen Joy Fowler; Sailing to Byzantium, by Robert Silverberg winner, 1985 Nebula Award; nominated, 1986 Hugo Award; Solstice, by James Patrick Kelly; Duke Pasquale’s Ring, novella by Avram Davidson; More Than the Sum of His Parts, by Joe Haldeman nominated, 1985 Nebula Award; Out of All Them Bright Stars, by Nancy Kress Winner, 1985 Nebula Award; Side Effects, by Walter Jon Williams; The Only Neat Thing to Do, by James Tiptree, Jr. nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; winner, 1986 Locus Poll Award; Dinner in Audoghast, by Bruce Sterling nominated, 1986 Hugo Award; Under Siege, by George R. R. Martin 1986 Locus Poll Award, 6th Place; Flying Saucer Rock & Roll, by Howard Waldrop nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award; A Spanish Lesson, by Lucius Shepard Locus Poll Award, 11th Place; Roadside Rescue, by Pat Cadigan; Paper Dragons, by James P. Blaylock winner, 1986 World Fantasy Award; nominated, 1985 Nebula Award; Magazine Section, by R. A. Lafferty; The War at Home, by Lewis Shiner 1986 Locus Poll Award, 21st Place; Rockabye Baby, by S. C. Sykes nominated, 1985 Nebula Award; Green Mars, by Kim Stanley Robinson nominated, 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award.
Join twenty eight of today’s finest writers for a host of imaginative tours through worlds as fabulous as the farthest galaxy and as strange as life on earth can be. Among the talented story tellers in this volume are: Stephen Baxter, James P. Blaylock, Tony Daniel, Gregory Feeley, Gwyneth Jones, Jonathan Lethem, Robert Reed, Michael Sanwick, Cherry Wilder, Walter Jon Williams, Gene Wolfe, Steven Utley, and many more of tomorrow’s leading imaginations. Gardener Dozois’s summary of the year in science fiction and a long list of honorable mentions round out this volume, making it the one book for anyone who’s interested in SF today.
These stories, first published in 1966, represent an exciting and important time in the history of science fiction the era when SF became true literature. Editors for this volume are BRIAN W. ALDISS and HARRY HARRISON. ALDISS is a prolific award winning author of over two dozen novels, hundreds of short stories, several critical works, and poetry. His latest novels are THE TWINKLING OF AN EYE: OR MY LIFE AS AN ENGLISHMAN and SUPERTOYS. The multiple award winning author of dozens of novels of speculative fiction, HARRISON is best known for The Stainless Steel Rat series, MAKE ROOM! MAKE ROOM! the basis for the film SOYLENT GREEN, and the alternate history novels STARS & STRIPES FOREVER and STARS & STRIPES IN PERIL. He lives in Ireland. The Secret Place by Richard McKenna ‘ A sensitive piece of writing, a perfect example of second generation science fiction, the retelling and reexamination of a theme that originated in the pulp years…
‘ Light of Other Days by Bob Shaw The memorable classic featuring ‘slow glass’ through which light takes a very long time to travel. Who Needs Insurance? by Robin S. Scott If one can be accident prone, then perhaps one can be ‘safety prone’ but why? Among the Hairy Earthmen by R.A. Lafferty Earth is nothing more than a bloody playground for the children of the gods. The Last Castle by Jack Vance A prime example of one of Vance’s ‘haunting mood possessed visions of the distant future, written in a style that stirs the reader to reaction and response.’ Day Million by Frederik Pohl A very short story ‘jewel like conciseness’ of future love, life, and romance. When I Was Miss Dow by Sonya Dorman ‘ A sense of strangeness, more than a bit of human warmth, as well as a good strong whiff of alien strangeness.’ Call Him Lord by Gordon R. Dickson Earth proves to be a testing ground for the son of an emperor of a hundred worlds. In the Imagicon by George Henry Smith ‘What good was paradise without something to compare it to? Without a taste of hell from time to time, how could a man appreciate heaven?’ We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick Now better know as the story on which film Total Recall was based, the original is a far more subtle questioning of reality. Man In His Time by Brian W. Aldiss The sole survivor of crash landing on Mars returns to Earth, but is 3. 3077 minutes ahead of the rest of the world.
Morrow notes that many of the Nebula finalists grapple with the question Is science good or bad? Lending weight to this debate are all of the winners and many of the finalists in the 1992 awards.
Each of the Nebula winners and finalists featured here displays its own often highly idiosyncratic excellence. This volume, which represents the best of 1993, includes offerings from Harlan Ellison, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Lisa Goldstein.
Excellent in all departments Kirkus Reviews, Nebula Awards 30 continues a tradition of excellence by offering, alongside works by the winners in all Nebula categories, a generous selection of fiction, poetry, and essays not found in any other best of the year anthologies.
The prestigious Nebula Awards are the Oscars of science fiction and fantasy, the only SF awards bestowed annually by the writers’ own demanding peers, the Science fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Just as the Nebula Awards honor only the finest science ficiton and fantasy, the Nebula Awards series showcases only the best of the ballot, offering as well fiction and nonfiction not collected elsewhere and a dazzling selection of essays written expressley for each volume. No other best of year anthology represents the achievement of the Nebula Awards so well. Nebula Awards 31 is, as Publishers Weekly said of a previous volume, ‘essential reading for anyone who enjoys science fiction.’
A perfect match the all time top Nebula Award winner edits this year’s volume of the celebrated series honoring the Nebula Awards. The coveted Nebula Awards are the only SF awards bestowed annually by the writers’ own demanding peers, the Science fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Each Nebula Awards collection showcases the year’s Nebula winning fiction, top selections from the ballot including work not collected in other best of the year anthologies and intriguing essays written expressly for each volume. Nebula Awards 33 features prizewinning fiction by Vonda N. McIntyre, Jerry Oltion, Nancy Kress, and Jane Yolen; the Rhysling Award winners for best SF poetry; classic stories by Grand Master Poul Anderson and Author Emeritus Nelson Bond; and original essays by Jack Williamson, Kim Stanley Robinson, Ellen Datlow, Sheila Williams, Cynthia Felice, Michael Cassutt, Geoffrey Landis, Beth Meacham, Wil McCarthy, and Christie Golden. This excellent compendium is, as was said of last year’s volume, ‘a must read for both serious and casual SF fans alike.’
The Nebula Awards are the Academy Awards of science fiction: the finest works in the genre each year as voted by the members of SFWA, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Nebula Awards Showcase 2000 is a thought provoking and entertaining volume of and about science fiction. Editor Gregory Benford speaks of the interaction between science fiction and science over the past century; editors and authors Jonathan Lethem, Gordon Van Gelder, George Zebrowski, David Hartwell, and Bill Warren discuss and disagree about science fiction’s place in the larger literary scene; authors William Tenn and Hal Clement are honored; and award winning stories are presented by Sheila Finch, Jane Yolen, Bruce Holland Rogers, Joe Haldeman an excerpt from his novel Forever Peace, Geoffrey A. Landis, Walter Jon Williams, and Mark J. McGarry.
Selected by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Nebula Awards Showcase 2002 presents the finest award winning fiction of the year and includes insightful commentary about the current state of science fiction. ‘Invaluable, not just for the splendid fiction and lively nonfiction, but as another annual snapshot, complete with grins and scowls.’ Kirkus Reviews ‘Would serve well as a one volume text for a course in contemporary science fiction.’ New York Review of Science Fiction
Here is the ssential index of one year in SF and fantasy, full of winners and nominees of the prestigious Nebula Award. For groundbreaking works in the genre, the Nebula is perhaps the highest honor in the field and a beacon for readers looking for the best quality science fiction and fantasy around.
In an annual tradition, the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America present the Nebula Awards to honor the authors of the year’s most astounding fiction compelling stories that widen the imaginative boundaries of the genre. Includes Eleanor Arnason, Richard Bowes, Cory Doctorow, Harlan Ellison, Carole Emshwiller, Jeffrey Ford, Karen Joy Fowler, Neil Gaiman, Charles Harness, Elizabeth Moon, Robert Silverberg, Adam Troy Castro, and James Van Pelt.
Each year, the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Americar bestow the Nebula Awards to authors whose exemplary fiction represents the most thought provoking and entertaining work the genre has to offer. Nebula Awards Showcase collects the year’s most preeminent science fiction and fantasy in one essential volume. This year’s winners include Lois McMaster Bujold, Eileen Gunn, Ellen Klages, and Walter Jon Williams, as well as Grand Master Anne McCaffrey.
This annual tradition from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America collects the best of the year’s stories, as well as essays and commentary on the current state of the genre and predictions for future science fiction and fantasy films, art, and more. This year’s award winning authors include Jack McDevitt, James Patrick Kelly, Peter S. Beagle, Elizabeth Hand, and more. The anthology also features essays from celebrated science fiction authors Orson Scott Card and Mike Resnick.
Michael Chabon, Michael Moorcock, Karen Joy Fowler, and more: The pulse of modern science fiction. New York Times Book Review
This annual tradition from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America collects the best of the year’s stories, as well as essays and commentary on the current state of the genre and predictions of future science fiction and fantasy films, art, and more.
This year s award winning authors include Michael Chabon, Karen Joy Fowler, Ted Chiang, and Nancy Kress, plus 2008 Grand Master Michael Moorcock.
The year’s best science fiction and fantasy in one essential volume. An annual commemoration, the Nebula Awards are presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America to those members whose imaginations refine and re define the infinite storytelling possibilities found within the genre. The Nebula Awards Showcase represents the best of the best in fantasy in one indispensible collection. This year’s compilation includes stories by: Ursula K. LeGuin Catherine Asaro John Kessel Nina Kiriki Hoffman Harry Harrison, this year’s Grandmaster
Uncover a unique collection of mysterious science fiction that goes beyond the mean streets and hard boiled hideouts of traditional tales of dead eye dicks that are out of this world! From the files of Isaac Asimov’s Science FIction Magazine stories from Gregg Egan, Lisa Goldstein, Isaac Asimov, John Varley, Kate Wilhelm, and Nancy Kress.
Acclaimed science fiction writers present their own provocative visions of what an ideal world is really like…
From the award winning pages of Asimov’s Science Fiction today’s most creative minds explore the fierce, fragile bond between fathers and their children.
A consistently award winning collection once again provides the best science fiction stories of the year, featuring work by veterans and newcomers including Michael Bishop, Nancy Kress, Ursula Le Guin, Mike Resnick, Geoff Ryman, Brian Stableford, and many others.
Nineteen erotic tales of love and aliens feature the writings of such popular authors as Harlan Ellison, Pat Murphy, Larry Niven, Connie Willis, Philip Jose a7 Farmer, and Lewis Shiner.
In an anthology of tales inspired by Wells’s The War of the Worlds, notable science fiction authors such as Connie Willis, Mike Resnick, Robert Silverberg, and Gregory Benford imagine the Martian invasion seen through the eyes of his contemporaries in other locations throughout the world.
Building on the unprecedented success of last season’s Year’s Best, award winning editor David G. Hartwell has once again scoured the magazines and anthologies to bring together the very best of today’s edgy, audacious, and innovative SF. Here are machines that dream and stars that sing; tales from notable pros and heretofore unknowns;wondrously diverse stories that share the sense of wonder that is the mark of great science fiction. ‘ Includes stories by: Gregory Benford, Terry Bisson, James Patrick Kelly, Damon Knight, Joanna Russ, Bruce Sterling, Connie Willis, and many others!
The notion of traveling forward or backward across history changing the events of your own life or those which came before you or those that have yet to occur starts here with Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘Three Sundays in a Week’ and Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Wireless,’ progresses through the years with past masters Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and John W. Campbell, Jr., and finishes with contemporary science fiction by such writers as Larry Niven, Harry Turtledove, Jack Finney, and Rod Serling. ‘An interesting collection of time travel short fiction from varied perspectives’ Library Journal
From the archives of Analog Science Fiction and Fact and Asimov’s Science Fiction magazines comes this thought provoking anthology of stories by a group of acclaimed, bestselling female writers who have changed the nature of visionary fiction. These 10 classic stories, each featuring well developed, strong, female characters, have garnered numerous literary awards and span every style and theme in speculative fiction. With an introduction by Connie Willis, this powerful collection includes gems from Anne McCaffrey, Connie Willis, Octavia E. Butler, and Ursula K. LeGuin, among others.
imaginative stories for a new generation of science fiction fans. Here are writers such as Philip K. Dick, Orson Scott Card, Jane Yolen, Greg Bear, Kim Stanley Robinson, Steven Gould, Connie Willis, Spider Robinson, and many more. Here is a careening adventure along the outside of a tower looming miles above the ground, and a tale of desperate survival on the deadly surface of the Moon. Here is a world in which children divorce their parents, and the story of a four dimensional boy in a three dimensional world. Here are future young people rebuilding after terrible disasters, and here is a story of the future development of baseball on Mars.
Nightmarish or whimsical, irreverent or swashbuckling, each of these stories is an adventure in imagination. Journey from the here and now into New Skies.
Space Cadets edited by Mike Resnick 24 stories illiciting memories of the Golden Age of Science Fiction. The late Frankie Thomas, who died just as this book was going to press, thrilled a generation of future fans and writers as Tom Corbett, Space Cadet, in the early days of television. L.A. Con IV, the 2006 World Science Fiction Convention, selected Frankie as its Special Guest, and this book of stories about Space Cadets, each and every one of them inspired by Frankies acts of derring do on the small black and white screens of the very early 1950s, is the conventions and Fandoms tribute to him. In these pages youll find stories by L.A. Con IVs Writer Guest of Honor Connie Willis, plus Mercedes Lackey, Harry Turtledove, Kevin J. Anderson, David Brin, Larry Niven, Mike Resnick, Gregory Benford & Elizabeth Malartre, Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith, Josepha Sherman, Todias Buckell, Craig Miller, Ralph Roberts, Kay Kenyon, Catherine Asaro, Stephen Leigh, Nick DiChario, Michael Burstein, Barry Malzberg, Brad Sinor, John DeChancie, and the book concludes with a novella by David Gerrold. Before he died, Frankie wrote down some of his experiences as a young actor portraying Tom Corbett, and they are included here as well. The cover art is by L.A. Con IVs Artist Guest of Honor James Gurney.
This collection of 29 short stories from masters of science fiction each tale chosen by the authors as the funniest they have ever written presents wildly hilarious stories accompanied by prefaces written by the authors providing valuable insight into their selection and themselves. Featured contributors include David Brin, Esther Friesner, Harry Turtledove, Connie Willis, and many more, with stories such as Amanda and the Alien, Franz Kafka, Superhero!, Space Rats of the CCC, The Soul Selects Her Own Society, and Too Hot to Hoot .