She is the author of such great and famous books as DOOMSDAY BOOK (offered here), WATER WITCH (co-authored with Cynthia Felice), LINCOLNS DREAMS, LIGHT RAID (co-authored with Cynthia Felice), REMAKE, UNCHARTED TERRITORY, BELLWETHER, PROMISED LAND (co-authored with Cynthia Felice), TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG, PASSAGE, INSIDE JOB, D. BLACK OUT/ALL CLEAR (a two-volume novel), FIRE WATCH, and a number of others.
For years the fiction of Connie Willis, winner of multiple Nebula and Hugo awards, has displayed an astonishing degree of expertise. The range and depth of both her short stories and her first novel, the John W. Campbell Award winner LINCOLNS DREAMS, have impressed and moved critics and readers alike.At last, five years in the writing, comes DOOMSDAY BOOK, a tour de force of storytelling, a novel that explores the ageless issues of evil, suffering, and the indomitable will of the human spirit. For Kivrin, preparing for on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanitys history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For Dunworthy and her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be retrieved. But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in the most dangerous year of the Middle Ages as her fellows try desperately to rescue her.
In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin -- barely of age herself -- finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of historys darkest hours. From the rear flap of the dust jacket: PRAISE FOR CONNIE WILLISS FIRST NOVEL, LINCOLNS DREAMS: A love story on more than one level, and Ms. Willis does justice to them all.I was engrossed in the characters. - The New York Times Book Review.
A tantalizing mix of history and scientific speculation. Willis tells this tale with clarity and assurance. LINCOLNS DREAMS is a novel of classical proportions and virtues. - The Washington Post Book-World.LINCOLNS DREAMS is not so uch written as sculpted. No one has reproduced the past that haunts the present any better than Connie Willis. - The Christian Science Monitor. From the rear panel of the dust jacket: PRAISE FOR DOOMSDAY BOOK: I have never been let down by a Connie Willis story, and this one is no exception. My, what a good book. The writing of Connie Willis is irresistible. Clever, cunning, and capable of fantalizing the most demanding reader.
Willis is a unique and powerful talent. DOOMSDAY BOOK will solidify her reputation as one of the major writers in science fiction today. Heres a novel that never stops. DOOMSDAY BOOK teems with real people in impossible situations; it will make you laugh and break your heart. With this masterwork, she lays claim to being one of the very best of our novels.
Im always impressed by the Williss stories take on big challenges without sacrificing popular appeal. Best of all, she knows that the way to make a reader think is first to make her feel. If, like me, youre addicted to both, you will be harrowed, and exalted, by DOOMSDAY BOOK. Some of the awards and award nominations that Connie Willis has been honored with: 1983: Fire Watch.Hugo Award winner for Best Novelette. Nebula Award winner for Best Novelette.
1983: A Letter from the Clearys. Nebula Award winner for Best Short Story.
Campbell Memorial Award winner for Best Novel. 1988: The Last of the Winnebagos. Nebula Award winner for Best Novella. 1989: The Last of the Winnebagos.
Hugo Award winner for Best Novella. Hugo Award winner for Best Novel. Nebula Award winner for Best Novel. Locus Award winner for Best Novel. Hugo Award winner for Best Short Story.
1994: Death on the Nile. 1997: The Soul Selects Her Own Society: Invasion and Repulsion: A Chronological Reinterpretation of Two of Emily Dickinsons Poems: A Wellsian Perspective. 1999: TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG.2000: The Winds of Marble March. 2008: All Seated on the Ground. 2011: Connie Willis is given the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award for Lifetime Achievement, awarded at the Nebula Awards Ceremony. As can be easily ascertained from the above, Connie Willis is clearly one of the best, most famous, most important, and most collectible science fiction authors in the world. Ex-library books must be noted as such since generally they are of little value to the collector of 1st editions. Condition is also very important to those collectors. Books and dust jackets must be described in detail.
Mistakes can be made (and corrected), of course, but if you DON'T KNOW, don't try to sell a book as a 1st edition. The book is tight and square in its light brown quarter-cloth and chocolate brown boards binding with gilt lettering on the spine of the book. This may be an unread copy of this book. There is no writing in the book; no bookplates; no remainder marks.
There are no chips or tears to the dust jacket. There a minor amount of wrinkling to the lamination at the upper spine of the dust jacket (the du st jacket on copies of this book has a tendency to have some difficulties to the lamination) ; unobtrusive. Ther e is a small tear at the u pper rear panel of the dust jacket; u nobtrusive.
Famous (and justly so) dust jacket artwork by Tim Jacobus. DOOMSDAY BOOK is one of the most important science fiction books of the 1990's (and of all time). The proof is that DOOMSDAY BOOK won the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Locus Award, one of the few books to ever do that. A MUST FOR THE COLLECTOR OF IMPORTANT MODERN SCIENCE FICTION 1st EDITIONS AND/OR THE COLLECTOR OF AWARD-WINNING SCIENCE FICTION 1st EDITIONS AND/OR THE COLLECTOR OF CONNIE WILLIS 1st EDITIONS!Furthermore, however, for certain scarce books in great condition, I do expect to get close to what they're worth. Stay with me; I always have a number of important, collectible, cornerstone science fiction, fantasy, and horror 1st editions listed. All items are being offered for sale elsewhere; I reserve the right to end this listing early if this item sells elsewhere. I would like to round out this set by acquiring the #2/500 copy of ANCILLARY SWORD. Buyers who wish to have packages sent to addresses outside of the U. I specialize in science fiction, fantasy, and horror 1st editions: award winners, cornerstone books, and generally recognized important books in the genre(s). I GUARANTEE THE CONDITION OF THIS BOOK; IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, SEND IT BACK! I stand behind all of my items FULLY. OTIUM SINE LITTERIS MORS EST ET HOMINIS VIVI SEPULTURA. Very Scarce" is in sale since Sunday, March 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Books\Fiction & Literature". The seller is "dna-books" and is located in Lincoln, Nebraska. This item can be shipped worldwide.