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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May 6, 2018

We just returned from the Jack Williamson Lectureship in Portales, New Mexico. As usual, it was wonderful–it’s always my favorite convention of the year. I love the luncheon (S.M. Stirling spoke this year), the panels, and the forensics lectures my daughter gives (this year’s was on the Sierra LaMar case.) And I love the chance to see old friends like Betty...

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September 2016, Connie Willis
"On trial for murder? Check. Unsolicited space travel? Yep. Dire straits abound in these riveting recs from the Crosstalk author." ...More

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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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