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Willis, Connie

Overview
Works: 164 works in 614 publications in 8 languages and 20,924 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Fantasy fiction, American  Short stories  Science fiction  Suspense fiction  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3573.I45652, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Connie Willis
Doomsday book by Connie Willis( Book )
42 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,245 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 )
51 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,189 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 )
21 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,057 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 )
25 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,746 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 )
38 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,597 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
Lincoln's dreams by Connie Willis( Book )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 964 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
Miracle, and other Christmas stories by Connie Willis( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 833 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
Bellwether by Connie Willis( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Connie Willis has won more awards than anyone else in SF and fantasy for her work. Her skill is convincingly reinforced in this novella that combines such disparate subjects as chaos theory, sheep-raising and true love. Willis slyly lampoons society's herd mentality as she weaves the tale of a statistician and a scientist whose collaboration produces hilarious results, and may lead them to the stunning breakthrough for which they've been searching
Fire watch by Connie Willis( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 656 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
Impossible things by Connie Willis( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eleven stories - science fiction
The best of Connie Willis : award-winning stories by Connie Willis( Book )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 600 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
Remake by Connie Willis( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 569 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
Inside job by Connie Willis( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 523 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( )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 491 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
Promised land by Cynthia Felice( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 485 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
Uncharted territory by Connie Willis( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Famous explorers Findriddy and Carson are sent to Boohte to survey a previously unexplored sector of the planet
Blackout by Connie Willis( Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 446 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
The winds of Marble Arch and other stories : a Connie Willis compendium by Connie Willis( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 363 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."
All clear by Connie Willis( Recording )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 328 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
Light raid by Cynthia Felice( Book )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Trimmer Willis, Constance Elaine 1945-
Uillis, Konni
Willis, Connie 1945-
Willis, Constance Elaine Trimmer 1945-
ウィリス, コニー
コニー・ウィリス
Languages
English (298)
Spanish (24)
French (14)
Japanese (13)
Polish (7)
Italian (6)
Hebrew (1)
Korean (1)
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