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Willis, Connie

Works: 189 works in 857 publications in 15 languages and 22,567 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Time-travel fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  History  Short stories  Romance fiction  Novels  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3556.E466, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Connie Willis
Doomsday book by Connie Willis( Book )

107 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeying back in time to the year 1320, twenty-first century Oxford woman Kivrin arrives in the past during the outbreak of a deadly epidemic
To say nothing of the dog, or, How we found the bishop's bird stump at last by Connie Willis( Book )

63 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 125th 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 sÚance, 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."
Blackout by Connie Willis( Book )

44 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a time-travel lab suddenly cancels assignments for no apparent reason and switches around everyone's schedules, time-traveling historians Michael, Merope, and Polly find themselves in World War II, facing 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
All clear by Connie Willis( Book )

49 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When three Oxford historians 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. Meanwhile, in 2060 Oxford, the historians' supervisor and seventeen-year-old Colin Templer are engaged in a frantic and seemingly impossible struggle to find them
Passage by Connie Willis( Book )

48 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr Joanna Lander, a psychologist specializing in near-death experiences, agrees to take part in an experiment that simulates the NDE
Crosstalk by Connie Willis( Book )

20 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Science fiction icon Connie Willis brilliantly mixes a speculative plot, the wit of Nora Ephron, and the comedic flair of P.G. Wodehouse in Crosstalk--a genre-bending novel that pushes social media, smartphone technology, and twenty-four-hour availability to hilarious and chilling extremes as one young woman abruptly finds herself with way more connectivity than she ever desired. In the not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. And Briddey Flannigan is delighted when her boyfriend, Trent, suggests undergoing the operation prior to a marriage proposal--to enjoy better emotional connection and a perfect relationship with complete communication and understanding. But things don't quite work out as planned, and Briddey finds herself connected to someone else entirely--in a way far beyond what she signed up for. It is almost more than she can handle--especially when the stress of managing her all-too-eager-to-communicate-at-all-times family is already burdening her brain. But that's only the beginning. As things go from bad to worse, she begins to see the dark side of too much information, and to realize love--and communication--are far more complicated than she ever imagined. 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 "If anyone can be named 'best science fiction writer of the age, ' it's Connie Willis."--Analog "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 "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
Miracle, and other Christmas stories by Connie Willis( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eight short stories each having a Christmas theme. Includes a list of things to read and movies to watch that also have a Christmas theme along with a short synopsis of each title
Lincoln's dreams by Connie Willis( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annie suffers from vivid, recurring nightmares. Jeff, a historical researcher recognizes a link with the Civil War and sets out in search of a cure for Annie
Bellwether by Connie Willis( Book )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sandra Foster studies fads--from Barbie dolls to the grunge look--how they start and what they mean. Bennett O'Reilly is a chaos theorist studying monkey group behavior. They both work for the HiTek corporation, strangers until a misdelivered package brings them together. It's a moment of synchronicity--if not serendipity--which leads them into a chaotic system of their own, complete with a million-dollar research grant, caffè latte, tattoos, and a series of unlucky coincidences that leaves Bennett monkeyless, fundless, and nearly jobless. Sandra intercedes with a flock of sheep and an idea for a joint project. (After all, what better animal to study both chaos theory and the herd mentality that so often characterizes human behavior?) But scientific discovery is rarely straightforward and never simple, and Sandra and Bennett have to endure a series of setbacks, heartbreaks, dead ends, and disasters before they find their ultimate answer"--Back cover
The best of Connie Willis : award-winning stories by Connie Willis( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Fire watch by Connie Willis( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. From the Paperback edition
Remake by Connie Willis( Book )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is a futuristic Hollywood where movie- making has been computerized and live-action films are a thing of the past. Enter Alis who wants to dance in the movies. Tom offers to digitize her face onto any actress she likes, but Alis is not interested in fake dancing, she is after the real thing and if Tom wants her, he has to deliver. By the author of Doomsday Book
Impossible things by Connie Willis( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of eleven surprising tales in which the impossible becomes real, the real becomes impossible, and strangeness lurks at every turn
Inside job by Connie Willis( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside Job is a tale of spiritualists, seances, skeptics, and a love that just might be able to rise about it all
Bellwether by Connie Willis( )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic comedy on two scientists using the chaos theory to predict fads in our society. They are Sandra and Bennet, working on the premise that a tiny action like the flap of a butterfly's wings in Arizona has an impact on the whole world, perhaps resulting in a hurricane in China. The couple's work on fad-diffusion produces comic as well as tragic results
Uncharted territory by Connie Willis( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous explorers Findriddy and Carson are sent to Boohte to survey a previously unexplored sector of the planet
Promised land by Cynthia Felice( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On her mother's death, Delanna Milleflores returns to the planet Keramos to settle her estate. A law to prevent land speculation requires her to live with co-owner Sonny Tanner as his wife for a while. At first Delanna hates it, considering Tanner beneath her, but with time he grows on her. By the authors of Water Witch
The winds of Marble Arch and other stories : a Connie Willis compendium by Connie Willis( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 23 novellas and short stories by the author, including "It's a Wonderful Life," "Fire Watch," "Even the Queen," "The Last of the Winnebagos," "Nonstop to Portales," "Newsletter," "Just Like the Ones We Used to Know," "Cash Crop," "Daisy, in the Sun," "The Winds of Marble Arch," "The Soul Selects Her Own Society ...," "A Letter from the Clearys," "Chance," "At the Rialto," and "All My Darling Daughters."
Blackout by Connie Willis( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
All clear by Connie Willis( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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Alternative Names
Connie Willis

Connie Willis Amerikaans auteur

Connie Willis amerykańska pisarka science fiction

Connie Willis auteur de science-fiction

Connie Willis Escritora de ciencia ficción estadounidense

Connie Willis scrittrice di fantascienza statunitense

Connie Willis US-amerikanische Science-Fiction-Autorin

Trimmer Willis, Constance Elaine 1945-

Uillis, Konni

Willis, Connie 1945-

Willis, Constance Elaine Trimmer 1945-

Кони Уилис

Конні Вілліс

Уиллис, Конни

ויליס, קוני

קוני ויליס

کانی ویلیس نویسنده آمریکایی

윌리스, 코니 1945-

코니 윌리스

ウィリス, コニー



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