science fiction by Connie Willis

Connie Willis is one of my very favorite authors. She writes science fiction, not fantasy, including some of the funniest science fiction I think I've ever read. She's written some excellent time-travel stories. She's one of the authors I look up every couple of years, hoping to see a new book.

To Say Nothing of the Dog: How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last

Hysterically funny time travel novel, full of apparent fluff, all of which ends up being astonishingly well woven together at the end.


Hilarious for scientists to read, with some ideas that I think I'll always remember and take pleasure in. The subject is how fads get started.

Doomesday Book

While this book occurs in the same time-traveling world as To Say Nothing of the Dog, above, it's very sad. It's also very, very good, though not what I expected at first.

Lincoln's Dreams

Touching and sad. Oddly, it's not Lincoln's dreams that are most important in this book, but someone else's. This book is a little odd.


This book is about death, and also the Titanic. It's very peculiar, not in my opinion as complete and together a novel as the ones mentioned above, and yet I think it's been the best selling of all these books.

Promised Land

A romance? I hate romances, but I love this novel which takes place on a farming planet. It's not as deep as the others, but it is well crafted.

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