Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Best of Connie Willis: Award-Winning Stories by Connie Willis

This is an esoteric collection of science fiction stories by Ms. Willis that includes several of her Hugo and Nebula award winners.  They are all a bit strange; none of them are boring.  Are you ready to take a walk in a future world?

Del Ray and Edelweiss allowed me to download a copy of this ebook for review (thank you).  It will available to buy on July 9th, so check with your local bookstore then.

Most of these stories are a bit quirky; they are not the normal run-of-the mill science fiction stories.  They can make you shudder, make you wonder, and make you glad some of this won't happen.  There is nothing ambivalent about these stories.

Here are some examples for you:

The Last of the Winnebagos:  They are banned from most highways now and the sole remaining one is a tourist attraction.

The Winds of Marble Arch:  The tube holds some surprises as he rides it by himself; he can hear and smell the past.  What does it mean?

And, for purely female reasons, this one:

Even the Queen:  Now you don't have to have periods anymore...

The stories can be quaint or futuristic, they can be funny or sad, but they leave an imprint on you.  I like it when an author can do that.  There has to be a story for everyone here, why not read it and see what you think?

 Happy reading!

1 comment:

❀ Stacy DeKeyser said...

I love Connie Willis and I'm so glad to find out about this new collection. Thanks!