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Hello Out There! May. 31st, 2005 @ 06:06 pm
I normally wouldn’t introduce myself but this seems like a small but friendly group and since you all seem to enjoy Connie Willis I figure I’ll give it a shot. I'm AthenaMuze. HI.

I’m sure you’ve all been through this but please indulge me if you will. How did you all learn about her?

I actually found her in college in a Sci-Fi Literature class. I went to the same University that she did (it’s creepy reading “Chance” because I know exactly the places she talks about in the story) and she was invited to speak at the convention the class was putting on. We had to read Doomsday Book in the class and I was hooked. I have since dug up every bit of her stuff I could get my hands on.

Well anyhow, I wanted to pop in and say HI to you all and see if I could get a discussion going…

All My Darling Daughters Feb. 13th, 2005 @ 01:23 am
So, tonight I suddenly remembered how angry I got while reading All My Darling Daughters, and wondered if anyone else felt similarly.

For the record, I do consider myself a feminist, and a pretty hardcore one at that. I thought that it was an important story, but it was so incredibly horrible to read, and it haunted me for weeks after. I have ferrets and I was physically almost unable to look at or hold my ferrets for a few weeks after reading the story, because their little slim bodies reminded me of the creatures in the story (although they are nicely possessed of sharp teeth and claws, with which they are more than capable of doing some damage to stray toes and fingers).

I'm not sure I've ever been so shaken by anything else I've ever read, which is the sign of a truly great story. But at the same time, I felt it possibly went too far, and that she might perhaps have been a bit irresponsible in publishing it. I am not one for censorship, so I guess I don't mean that last part literally but I've always wondered what kind of demon must have possessed her to make her write something so unpredictably cruel.

How did it make other people feel?

Oxford Universe Dec. 26th, 2004 @ 12:35 am
Are there any works of Connie Willis (except Fire Watch, Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog) that belong to that fictional universe?

Nov. 6th, 2004 @ 03:24 pm
An interesting Salon review of Passage

Bellwether quotes Oct. 17th, 2004 @ 10:49 pm

"This was just what I needed, to discuss the sexual life of a person with a pierced nose and duct tape underwear."

" 'I'm already in a latte recovery group, but there aren't any cute guys in it.' "

" 'In-in-line skating,' she said, rasing her legs to demonstrate. 'It gives a much better full-body workout than wall-walking, and it helps you get around the office faster.' "

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Hi, I'm Connie (coincedentally :-P) and I <3 Connie Willis novels, so I felt like starting a community.
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