Category Archives: Updates

MY 2017 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Website Update–2017 New Year’s Resolutions–1-24-17 MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS My New Year’s resolutions are always late and always the same–write more, eat more fruits and vegetables, clean the basement, do my New Year’s resolutions on time. Not this year, though. … Continue reading

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BELLWETHER, LIBRARY CULLING, AND SAVING THE BOOKS WE LOVE

In my short novel, BELLWETHER, my heroine Sandra made a practice of checking out her favorite books and the classics to keep them from being summarily discarded by the public library. I did that because I’d had a terrible experience … Continue reading

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WEBSITE UPDATE–12-27-16–THE ROCKETTES AND TRUMP

WEBSITE UPDATE–12-27-16–THE ROCKETTES AND TRUMP The Rockettes made the news this week. Several times. First, Trump’s campaign announced that they were going to perform at the Inauguration, which didn’t totally surprise me, even though Trump has had a hard time … Continue reading

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Post Election Thoughts From Connie Willis

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 The Day After the Election My mom died when I was twelve, and one of the things I remember about that day was how strange it felt that the world continued to go on going to … Continue reading

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Crosstalk – News and Information

Crosstalk by Connie Willis is being published by Del Rey on October 4th, 2016. Part romantic comedy and part social satire, here one of science fiction’s most lauded authors examines the consequences of having too much connectivity, and what happens … Continue reading

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NOTES FROM WALES I: BUCKLAND AND WESTMARCH AND ELVES, OH MY!

NOTES FROM WALES I: BUCKLAND AND WESTMARCH AND ELVES, OH MY! My family and I just got back from England, where we spent two weeks touring Cornwall and Wales. We saw Doc Martin’s village, Tintagel Castle, Dartmoor, Tintern Abbey, the … Continue reading

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THE JACK WILLIAMSON LECTURESHIP

 WEBSITE UPDATE–May 10, 2016   – THE WILLIAMSON LECTURESHIP I just returned from attending the Jack Williamson Lectureship, which I’ve gone to for over fifteen years. It’s a wonderful two-day conference–like a mini-science-fiction convention, with great guests of honor, speeches, readings, … Continue reading

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Poetry

[Connie’s website update for April, 2016] Because it’s National Poetry Month (are they aware Carl Sandburg called April “the cruelest month?”) and everybody’s talking about their favorite poems, I got to wondering whether I had one. And whether songs count. … Continue reading

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Connie Willis Sasquan (WorldCon 2015) Report

NOTES FROM THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE or A REPORT FROM SPOKANE AND THIS YEAR’S WORLDCON As if there wasn’t enough anxiety about Worldcon this year after what Bob Silverberg described as a summer of “apprehension, tension, and dissension,” in science fiction, … Continue reading

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Connie Willis HUGO PRESENTER SPEECH 2015

Here is the text of Connie Willis’ speech given during the Hugo Awards ceremony during Sasquan in Spokane, WA.    You can view the livestream of the ceremony here. The “mandatory Connie Willis appearance” is setting the perfect tone. Bring … Continue reading

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