Connie Willis

in The United States
December 31, 1945



Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis is an American science fiction writer. She is one of the most honored science fiction writers of the 1980s and 1990s.

She has won, among other awards, ten Hugo Awards and six Nebula Awards. Willis most recently won a Hugo Award for All Seated on the Ground (August 2008). She was the 2011 recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA).

She lives in Greeley, Colorado with her husband Courtney Willis, a professor of physics at the University of Northern Colorado. She also has one daughter, Cordelia.

Willis is known for her accessible prose and likable characters. She has written several pieces involving time travel by history students and faculty of the

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“If you cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again,
there is no use in reading it at all.”
Oscar Wilde

My daughter found a challenge on Facebook in which you were supposed to list the books which had most influenced you. What that meant was left up to the individual, and obviously there are a lot of ways to look at “influence.” Does it mean the books that we Read more of this blog post »
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“That's what literature is. It's the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death! Listen to them!”
Connie Willis, Passage

“Why do only the awful things become fads? I thought. Eye-rolling and Barbie and bread pudding. Why never chocolate cheesecake or thinking for yourself?”
Connie Willis, Bellwether

“Cats, as you know, are quite impervious to threats.”
Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog
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