Saturday, December 4, 2010
This challenge is for 2010-2011
It begins October 1, 2010. It ends November 30, 2011.
Read two books by Connie Willis. (Includes novellas and short stories, etc.)
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Water Witch (1982) with Cynthia Felice
Berserker Base (1984) with Poul Anderson, Edward Bryant, Stephen Donaldson, Larry Niven, Fred Saberhagen, and Roger Zelazny.
Fire Watch (1984)
Lincoln's Dreams (1987)
Light Raid (1989) with Cynthia Felice
Doomsday Book (1992)
Impossible Things (1993)
Uncharted Territory (1994)
Futures Imperfect (1996) (Omnibus of Uncharted Territory, Remake, Bellwether)
Promised Land (1997) with Cynthia Felice
To Say Nothing of the Dog (1997)
Even the Queen And Other Short Stories (1998) (Sound recording)
Miracle and Other Christmas Stories (1999)
Inside Job (2005)
All Seated On the Ground (2007)
The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories: A Connie Willis Compendium (2007)
All Clear (2010)
Hugo Wins -- Fire Watch 1983 (novelette), The Last of the Winnebagos 1989 (novella), Doomsday Book 1993 (novel), Even the Queen 1993 (short story), Death on the Nile 1994 (short story), The Soul Selects Her Own Society 1997 (short story), To Say Nothing of the Dog 1999 (novel), The Winds of Marble Arch 2000 (novella), Inside Job 2006 (novella), All Seated On the Ground 2008 (novella).
Nebula Wins -- Fire Watch 1983 (novelette), A Letter From the Clearys 1983 (short story), The Last of the Winnebagos 1988 (novella), At the Rialto 1990 (novelette), Doomsday Book 1993 (novel), Even the Queen 1993 (short story).
Locus Awards Wins -- Doomsday Book 1993 (novel), To Say Nothing of the Dog 1999 (novel), Passage 2001 (novel)
John W. Campbell Memorial Award Win -- Lincoln's Dreams 1988 (novel)
To see which of her books have been nominated for awards, visit her Wikipedia page.
To learn more about her and her work, visit her website.
Posted by Becky at 12:28 PM
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Last year I hosted the John Steinbeck Mini-Challenge. At the time I hadn't read any of his books, and I was curious but skeptic. This year, I want to host the challenge again. Because I'm just so excited to have discovered him! So I want to encourage you to join with me this year in reading more Steinbeck! How many books you read (or how many movies you watch) is completely up to you. To "qualify" as a participant, you need to read at least one book. You can also read books about Steinbeck.
To join, leave a comment. The challenge will run from January 1, 2010 through December 14, 2011.
Here (shamelessly cut and pasted) is his bibliography:
|Cup of Gold : a Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History. – New York : McBride, 1929|
|The Pastures of Heaven. – New York : Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932|
|To a God Unknown. – New York : Ballou, 1933|
|Tortilla Flat. – New York : Covici-Friede, 1935|
|In Dubious Battle. – New York : Covici-Friede, 1936|
|Of Mice and Men. – New York : Covici-Friede, 1937|
|Of Mice and Men : a Play in Three Acts. – New York : Covici- Friede, 1937|
|The Red Pony. – New York : Covici-Friede, 1937. – Enlarged edition, New York : Viking, 1945|
|Their Blood Is Strong. – San Francisco: Simon J. Lubin Society, 1938|
|The Long Valley. – New York : Viking, 1938|
|The Grapes of Wrath. – New York : Viking, 1939|
|Sea of Cortez : a Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research / by John Steinbeck and Edward F. Ricketts. – New York : Viking, 1941. – Republ. as The Log from the Sea of Cortez. – New York : Viking, 1951|
|The Forgotten Village. – New York : Viking, 1941|
|Bombs Away : the Story of a Bomber Team. – New York : Viking, 1942|
|The Moon Is Down. – New York : Viking, 1942|
|The Moon Is Down : a Play in Two Parts. – New York : Dramatists Play Service, 1942|
|Cannery Row. – New York : Viking, 1945|
|The Pearl. – New York : Viking, 1947|
|The Wayward Bus. – New York : Viking, 1947|
|A Russian Journal. – New York : Viking, 1948|
|Burning Bright : a Play in Story Form. – New York : Village Press, 1950|
|Burning Bright : a Play in Three Acts. – New York : Dramatists Play Service, 1951|
|East of Eden. – New York : Viking, 1952|
|Viva Zapata! - Rome: Edizioni Filmcritica, 1952|
|Sweet Thursday. – New York : Viking, 1954|
|The Short Reign of Pippin IV : a Fabrication. – New York : Viking, 1957|
|Once There Was a War. – New York : Viking, 1958|
|The Winter of Our Discontent. – New York : Viking, 1961|
|Speech Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature. – New York : Viking, 1962|
|Travels with Charley : In Search of America. – New York : Viking, 1962|
|America and Americans. – New York : Viking, 1966|
|Journal of a Novel : The East of Eden Letters. – New York : Viking, 1969|
|Steinbeck : a Life in Letters / Ed. by Elaine Steinbeck and Robert Wallsten. – New York : Viking, 1975|
|The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights : From the Winchester Manuscript and Other Sources / Ed. by Chase Horton. – New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1976|
|Steinbeck and Covici : The Story of a Friendship / Thomas French, ed. – Middlebury, Vt. : P. S. Eriksson, 1979|
|The Uncollected Stories of John Steinbeck / edited by Kiyoshi Nakayama. – Tokyo: Nan'un-do, 1986|
|John Steinbeck on Writing / edited by Tetsumaro Hayashi. – Muncie, Ind.: Steinbeck Research Institute, 1988|
|Working Days : The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath, 1938-1941 / edited by Robert DeMott. – New York : Viking, 1989|
|America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction / Ed. by Susan Shillinglaw & Jackson J. Benson. – New York : Viking, 2002. – Publ. in England as Of Men and Their Making : the Selected Non-Fiction of John Steinbeck. – London : Allen Lane, 2002|
Posted by Becky at 11:00 PM