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Fire Watch by Connie Willis
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Jun 17, 10

really liked it
bookshelves: science-fiction, hugo-award-winner, nebula-award-winner, short-stories, anthology
Read from June 13 to 17, 2010

Willis has won 10 Hugos and 6 Nebula awards for her fiction. "Firewatch" is a collection of twelve stories including "Firewatch," a novelette that won both the Hugo and Nebula Award in 1983. Also very worthy of a read is "Letter From the Clearys," which won the Nebula for best short story in 1983. The stories cover a wide range of social and psychological issues. Willis is a master of time travel tales featuring history students from a future Oxford University sent to unfamiliar times with less than perfect knowledge of the culture than anticipated. "Firewatch" is the first of these tales and one of the best in the book. The themes of "Firewatch" resurface in her 1993 novel, "The Doomsday Book"; "To Say Nothing of the Dog," (1999); and, "Blackout,"(2010).

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