Connie Willis
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"Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis" is an American science fiction/fantasy writer. She has won eleven Hugo Awards and seven Nebula Awards for particular works—more major awards than any other writer—most recently the year's "Best Novel" Hugo and Nebula Awards for Blackout/All Clear (2010). She was inducted by the EMP Museum#Science Fiction Hall of Fame/Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Science Fiction Writers of America named her its 28th SFWA Grand Master in 2011.

Several of her works feature time travel by history students at a faculty of the future University of Oxford—sometimes called the Time Travel series. They are the short story "Fire Watch (short story)/Fire Watch" (1982, also in several anthologies and the 1985 Fire Watch (book)/collection of the same name), the novels Doomsday Book (novel)/Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog (1992 and 1998), as well as the two-part novel Blackout/All Clear (2010). All four won the annual Hugo Award and all but To Say Nothing of the Dog won List of joint winners of the Hugo and Nebula awards/both the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

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Fred Astaire is my hero. I love him because he was willing to kill himself to make his art look effortless. And because he proved it's possible to be an artist and a good person.

Writers are too neurotic to ever be happy.

I am a Colorado native, and, no, I did not vote for the anti-gay amendment or the same-sex marriage ban, and I am not a member of a militia.

I have never written anything in one draft, not even a grocery list, although I have heard from friends that this is actually possible.

I hate sequels. They're never as good as the first book.

I watched the entire O.J. Simpson trial, and he was guilty.

1. Optimize potential. 2. Facilitate empowerment. 3. Implement visioning. 4. Strategize priorities. 5. Augment core structures.

I have watched "All My Children" since it started. Can you believe Erica was the one who ran over Maria and Kelsey?

My latest comedy, Bellwether, let me go after everything that bugs me: meetings, Barbie, trendy coffeehouses, those incompetent clerks who refuse to get off the phone to talk to you, and bread pudding.