I love Connie Willis’s writing. Remember how much I loved Doomsday Book?
Well, Blackout is a close second.
Unless you count her short fiction, and then”Even the Queen” or “Spice Pogrom” might edge it out. Maybe.
Anyway, Connie Willis writes Sci Fi that is our world, only with a tweak or two: just enough to make her imaginings possible, but not enough to detract in any way from her wry observations of how ridiculous– and brave– we are as people.
Blackout follows three historians through their explorations of World War II, on the British side. (No, Sam, there are no concentration camps.) Her observations of human bravery are powerful, and I was completely sucked in. So much so that as soon as I can drive again I’m going to go to the bookstore to find the sequel, All Clear.
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Last week I read Passages – and skipped some housecleaning tasks, and sniffled over the brave people doing their best even though they couldn’t win, but someone else might.
Those Connie Willis books – I can only put them down because Dan or Ben has stolen them!
I’m rereading To Say Nothing of the Dog– even better the second time through! (Because of course, she talks about Gaudy Night!)
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