Happy Birthday, Connie Willis, born 31 December 1945
- Writers are too neurotic to ever be happy.
- I have never written anything in one draft, not even a grocery list, although I have heard from friends that this is actually possible.
- Science fiction is an amazing literature: plot elements that you would think would be completely worn out by now keep changing into surprising new forms.
- I learned everything I know about plot from Dame Agatha (Christie).
- …every place and time an author writes about is imaginary, from Oz to Raymond Chandler’s L.A. to Dickens’s London.
- One of the nastier trends in library management in recent years is the notion that libraries should be ‘responsive to their patrons’.
- Cats, as you know, are quite impervious to threats.
Connie Willis is an American science fiction writer. She has won 11 Hugo Awards and seven Nebula Awards. Her most recent novel is Blackout.
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