At the library yesterday I picked up a small book by Connie Willis, called Inside Job. It was “a tale of spiritualists, séances, skeptics, and a love that just might be able to rise above it all.” It’s actually a Hugo Award-winning novella, and was a quick, enjoyable read. I like Connie Willis and everything I’ve read by her. Being a Medieval history buff (from teaching the Middle Ages to 6th graders), I loved her Doomsday Book, which deals with time travel and the Bubonic Plague. I found Lincoln’s Dreams fascinating, and loved the humor of Bellwether, but my favorite of her books so far is Passage, which deals with near-death experiences.
Connie Willis an an idea person, and a much-honored writer. She’s been awarded 9 Hugo Awards, and 6 Nebula Awards. Nancy Pearl really likes her, too, which is high praise in my book. She interviewed her in May 2007, and it’s a fun interview to watch. You can see the entire interview by going to the Seattle Channel/Book Lust interviews web site. I don’t read a lot of science fiction (although I enjoy it when I do), but I really enjoy reading Connie Willis’s books.