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November 7, 2005 fixed a typo: 'custons' replaced with 'customs'.
She also wrote a Harlequin Romance -it was wonderful. Sorry I don't have the title/plot line. - Anonymous comment added 21 April 2006, by 184.108.40.206
- Well, I've never heard of this, and I can't find any reference to it on the web. Unless someone supplies details, this is an unsubstantiated rumor that can't be mentioned in the article. - Lawrence King 06:27, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
A. While this article is very well-written (as a review) and I agree with much of it and find it interesting, it seems a bit non-encyclopedic and a bit too (positively) judgmental of literary quality. Especially these two paras:
Willis is acclaimed as a science-fiction writer, most often exploring the "soft" or social sciences. She subtly and skillfully weaves technology into her stories only to prompt readers to question what impact it has on the world. For instance, Lincoln's Dreams plumbs not just the psychology of dreams, but also their role as indicators of disease. The story portrays a young man's unrequited love for a young woman who might or might not be experiencing reincarnation or precognition, and whose outlook verges on suicidal. Similarly Bellwether is almost exclusively concerned with human psychology.
Among other themes, Uncharted Territory contemplates the extent to which technology shapes expectations of gender; "technology" here, by the way, ranges from a land rover and binoculars to Bult's online "chopping" and the pop-up holograms--even socioexozoology. Remake embraces old movies and the computer graphics revolution, as well as intellectual property, digital copyright issues, and the question of public domain. Willis is a master at evoking nostalgia and then wryly poking fun at it. She doesn't shy away from the tough questions: are we sacrificing any of our humanity in adopting and adapting to technological advancement, and if so, can that be termed progress?
B. Article needs a bit more on her short stories, given how renowned they are. For instance, Winnebago.TCO 23:49, 26 August 2007 (UTC)
- I agree. The "soft" and "only" parts aren't necessary at all, and are fairly derogatory (not to mention presuming how readers are supposed to interpret her writing). I'm removing them, as they don't add anything to her biography and simply indicate bias. -220.127.116.11 (talk) 23:35, 28 August 2010 (UTC)
novels vs. short fiction
Some novellas and novelettes are being included under both novels & short fiction. I'm moving everything Connie Willis's site describes as a novel into the novel section. Kea2 (talk) 14:23, 14 September 2008 (UTC)
It says she went to The University of Northern Colorado, but in my time there we never refereed to it as Colorado State University-that would be the school up the road. I could get behind saying she went to the school of Normal, but really that was in the 1920s... can we get that reworded? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 23:01, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
- I'm not sure what the problem is...nowhere in the article does it say "Colorado State University", and the University of Northern Colorado article states that it was called "Colorado State College" from 1957 to 1970, which is when she was attending. Is there something I'm missing? Princess Lirin (talk) 01:40, 28 April 2011 (UTC)
Yeah looking it over I don't think it is that big of an issue, It's just that when most people from Colorado see Colorado State- they think of CSU in Fort Collins. I know when she went to UNC it was Called Colorado Sate College- but I may be the only one who jumps to the other school. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 16:02, 28 April 2011 (UTC)