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Uncharted Territory

Uncharted Territory

Planetary surveyors Fin and Carson battle hostile terrain, bureaucratic red tape, and renegade “planet crashers” in this latest novella by the talented author of Doomsday Book.

Connie Willis continues to demonstrate her endless versatility in this archly written satire, which is both a love story and a shameless expose of the dark side of political correctness.
Time is the Fire

Time is the Fire

This new collection of stories from the multi-award-winning author of DOOMSDAY BOOK and TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG contains:

A Letter from the Clearys
At the Rialto
Death on the Nile
The Soul Selects Her own Society
Fire Watch
Inside Job
Even the Queen
The Winds of Marble Arch
All Seated on the Ground
Last of the Winnebagos

Ten stories – which have all won the HUGO AWARD, the NEBULA AWARD or both – are compulsory reading for the serious science fiction fan.
The Sixth Winter

The Sixth Winter

Frank Rhind was lucky. He saw the Ice Dancer and lived. The town of Hays died. And still they didn’t believe Dr. William Stovin’s warnings. For very many years climatologists had been predicting a change in the world’s climate but they always believed that the process would take centuries. Now there was a reason to believe differently. Stovin had staked his career and credibility on trying to persuade the U.S. National Science Council to act, but 15,000 years of warmth had lulled mankind into thinking that climatic history was over. Already it was too late. The new Ice Age had begun.


One by one the great northern cities – Chicago, Oslo, Montreal, Moscow, Leningrad – came under siege. Some fell and were evacuated, sending their young, old and sick to crowded areas further south. Crops and animals were destroyed. Governments drew lines of catastrophe across their national maps. Doomsday prophets were in full cry. Technological man was overwhelmed. The world had changed.


Some time in the year future the next Ice Age will be triggered off. It could happen in a thousand years’ time, or in a century from now.


Or it could, quite literally, happen next winter. This book is fiction only because the events described have not yet happened. But it is not science fiction because all the science in the book is fact. When the year arrives that we see the sixth winter resembling 1792 within the space of a decade or so, then the Ice Age will be with us in a matter of weeks – and it will develop very much as described here.
Sliding Scales

Sliding Scales

Pip and Flinx: Book Ten.

Never have the cares of the universe lain so heavily on Flinx’s shoulders, nor the forces against him seemed so invincible. Pursued by a newly revealed sect of doomsday fanatics and hunted by factions inside and outside the Commonwealth, he is expected to single-handedly avert a looming galactic crisis (or bear responsibility for the consequences.) Flinx can be forgiven for feeling a slight touch of melancholy.

According to his ship’s Al, there’s only one solution for what ails Flinx – a vacation. But with increasing number of enemies chasing him with ever greater enthusiasm, Flinx must find a getaway shrouded in obscurity. It seems that Jast, a planet smack in the middle of nowhere, is prefect, but trouble can find Flinx anywhere. What he doesn’t know is that his vacation paradise is a danger zone of the highest magnitude. And by the time he learns the truth, it may be too late.
Fire Watch

Fire Watch

Winner of seven Nebula and eleven Hugo awards, Connie Willis is one of the most acclaimed and imaginative authors of our time. Her startling and powerful works have redefined the boundaries of contemporary science fiction.

Here in one volume are twelve of her greatest stories, including double award-winner “Fire Watch”, set in the universe of Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog, in which a time-travelling student learns one of history’s hardest lessons. In “A Letter from the Clearys”, a routine message from distant friends shatters the fragile world of a beleaguered family. In “The Sidon in the Mirror”, a mutant with the unconscious urge to become other people finds himself becoming both killer and victim.

Disturbing, revealing and provocative, this remarkable collection of short fiction brings together some of the best work of an incomparable writer whose ability to amaze, confound and enlighten never fails.
Doomsday Book

Doomsday Book

“A tour de force” – New York Times Book Review

“Ambitious, finely detailed and compulsively readable” – Locus

“It is a book that feels fundamentally true; it is a book to live in” – Washington Post


For Kivrin Engle, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity’s history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing a bullet-proof backstory. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received.

But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history’s darkest hours.

Winner of both the 1993 Hugo and Nebula Best Novel awards, this is a science fiction classic.

Read what everyone is saying about Doomsday Book:

‘By the time I finished the book, I had the feeling I also spent time living with these medieval men, women and children. The novel is that powerful‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

I can’t stop thinking about Doomsday Book. I can’t get the images out of my head. I can’t get the train of thought out of my head. I can’t stop my throat from tightening or my jaw from clenching‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

I was fascinated by CW’s take on time travel and the mirroring of the plague in the future with the past’s Black Death, but moreover, the characters snuck up on me and tore my soul apart‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

A lovely and heart-wrenching story, highly recommended. It’s much more about the characters than the hard science. Kivrin’s – and the villagers’ – bravery in the face of death and tragedy hit me right in the heart‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

This is the mostest bestest time travel novel ever written . . . Connie Willis is just too bloody good‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘The strengths of this novel are its attention to Historical details, the engaging and believable characters suitable to an era and the dark but hopeful tones and themes of the story’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘I read this book for the first time about six years ago and barely survived it, I was so involved in everything that was happening. Connie Willis is an amazing writer‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Connie Willis SF Gateway Omnibus

Connie Willis SF Gateway Omnibus

Connie Willis is one of science fiction’s most decorated authors, with a staggering eleven HUGOs and seven NEBULA AWARDs to her name. She is best known for her sequence of time-travel stories including SF Masterworks DOOMSDAY BOOK and TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG and the HUGO AWARD-winning diptych BLACKOUT and ALL CLEAR. This omnibus collects her solo debut, LINCOLN’S DREAMS, which won the JOHN W. CAMPBELL MEMORIAL AWARD and PASSAGE, shortlisted for the HUGO, NEBULA JOHN W. CAMPBELL and ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARDs.
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