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Willis, Connie

Works: 180 works in 765 publications in 16 languages and 21,983 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Time-travel fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  History  Short stories  Popular works  Christmas fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: PS3556.E466, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Connie Willis
Doomsday book by Connie Willis( Book )

100 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A time-traveler is stranded in medieval Europe during the Black Death
To say nothing of the dog, or, How we found the bishop's bird stump at last by Connie Willis( Book )

59 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,006 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 )

37 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four time-traveling history students from Oxford are in 1940s England studying different aspects of WWII. But when their means of getting home is destroyed in an air-raid, the four find themselves facing a future as dark and uncertain as the English in 1940: alone, cut off from help and time running out
All clear by Connie Willis( Book )

38 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,492 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 )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,353 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 )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Czech and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of science fiction's premiere humorists turns her eagle eye to the crushing societal implications of telepathy. In a not-too-distant future, a simple outpatient procedure that has been promised to increase empathy between romantic partners has become all the rage. So when Briddey Flannigan's fiancé proposes that he and Briddey undergo the procedure, she is delighted! Only ... the results aren't quite as expected. Instead of gaining an increased empathetic link with her fiancé Briddey finds herself hearing the actual thoughts of one of the nerdiest techs in her office. And that's the least of her problems"--
Miracle, and other Christmas stories by Connie Willis( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, Connie Willis capture the timeless essence of generosity and goodwill in this magical collection if Christmas stories.  These eight tales-two of which have never before been published-boldly reimagine the stories of Christmas while celebrating the power of love and compassion.  This enchanting treasury includes: "Miracle," in which a young woman's carefully devised plans to find romance go awry when her guardian angel shows her the true meaning of love "In Coppelius's Toyshop," where a jaded narcissist finds himself trapped in a crowded toy store at Christmastime "Epiphany," in which three modern-day wisemen embark on a quest unlike any they've ever experienced "Inn," where a choir singer gives shelter 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 more From the Paperback edition
Lincoln's dreams by Connie Willis( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 801 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
The best of Connie Willis : award-winning stories by Connie Willis( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 592 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
Bellwether by Connie Willis( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 590 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
Fire watch by Connie Willis( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book collects 12 stories from one of science fiction's most decorated authors. Although the stories are thematically unrelated, an undercurrent of mortality weights many of the tales with a powerful sense of humanity's frailties
Inside job by Connie Willis( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 467 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
Remake by Connie Willis( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 457 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
Promised land by Cynthia Felice( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 422 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
Impossible things by Connie Willis( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven stories - science fiction
Uncharted territory by Connie Willis( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous explorers Findriddy and Carson are sent to Boohte to survey a previously unexplored sector of the planet
The winds of Marble Arch and other stories : a Connie Willis compendium by Connie Willis( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 332 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 328 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 )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 313 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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Doomsday book
Alternative Names
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



To say nothing of the dog, or, How we found the bishop's bird stump at lastBlackoutAll clearPassageMiracle, and other Christmas storiesLincoln's dreamsBellwetherFire watch