Fire Watch

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 13, 2010 - Fiction - 288 pages
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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.

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After reading the titular novella of this book, I was sure it would be five stars all the way through... but, not surprisingly as this goes with the territory for short story collections, it was a ... Read full review

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A sublime introductory collection of short SF from Connie Willis, who, in a distinguished career, never produced anything better than the best stories here. The standouts are the sad, thoughtful post ... Read full review


Fire Watch
Service for the Burial of the Dead
Lost and Found
All My Darling Daughters
The Father of the Bride
A Letter from the Clearys
And Come from Miles Around
The Sidon in the Mirror
Daisy in the Sun
MailOrder Clone
Blued Moon

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Connie Willis is the award-winning author of Doomsday Book, Passage, To Say Nothing of the Dog and Bellwether. Connie has been awarded 10 Hugo Awards, 11 Locus Poll Awards and 6 Nebula Awards.

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