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5.0 von 5 Sternen good stories that made me think
I really liked this book. The first story inspired me to investigate further into the Battle of Britain and World War II. The story "All my Darling Daughters" creeped me out big time, and told me a truth I didn't want to know. I recommend this book to any one who needs a jump start to their thought processes.
Am 17. Juli 2000 veröffentlicht

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2.0 von 5 Sternen Rather disappointing
The title story's quite nice, but the rest makes you wonder where all the awards came from. Certainly not up to "Dog", doesn't make you want to dig deeper into her works.
Veröffentlicht am 23. März 2001 von Peter von der Stetten


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2.0 von 5 Sternen Rather disappointing, 23. März 2001
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Fire Watch (Taschenbuch)
The title story's quite nice, but the rest makes you wonder where all the awards came from. Certainly not up to "Dog", doesn't make you want to dig deeper into her works.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen good stories that made me think, 17. Juli 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Fire Watch (Taschenbuch)
I really liked this book. The first story inspired me to investigate further into the Battle of Britain and World War II. The story "All my Darling Daughters" creeped me out big time, and told me a truth I didn't want to know. I recommend this book to any one who needs a jump start to their thought processes.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen It would be a crime for any of her books to go out of print, 23. Mai 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Fire Watch (Taschenbuch)
So of course I'm glad this one is back in print. She is hands down my favorite fantasy/science fiction author and her short stories are a wonderful introduction. I hope if you love these stories you also read Lincoln's Dreams, Doomsday Book, and Promised Land (a Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire plot in a Ray Bradbury landscape?). Have fun.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Willis displays an amazing range!, 1. Juli 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Fire Watch (Taschenbuch)
I was so pleased to see Bantam re-release Fire Watch. I feel it is the definitive Connie Willis. It features the first of her Oxford Time Travel universe stories (Fire Watch), which ranks up there with the best time travel stories ever. But what really impresses me about this collection is the wide variety of the stories. They range from the poignant (A Letter from the Clearys) to the comic (the brilliant Blued Moon) to the profoundly disturbing (All My Darling Daughters). I worry that most readers will limit themselves to Willis's novels, and miss out on the short stories, which I believe are Willis's forte.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Glad this has been reprinted!, 7. Januar 1999
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This wide-ranging story collection is THE gift I give to friends when they wonder aloud whether imaginative literature can BE literature; it's both "sf" and "terrific writing." If you have read Willis' other work, this is her FIRST collection; the story "Fire Watch" was written before _Doomsday Book_ and has the first appearance of Kivrin. In addition to the Hugo-winning stories ("FW," "Clearys") _FW_ has many other treasures. Not everyone likes them all; "Sidon" is the one I can't figure out, while "Lost & Found" is my favorite, a haunting, standout story.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Wonderful soft science fiction, real people, makes you think, 26. Oktober 1998
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Fire Watch (Taschenbuch)
Connie Willis is an amazingly diversified writer whose collection of short stories ranges from the near future/near past (Fire Watch; A Letter from the Clearys), somewhat more traditional science fiction (The Sidon in the Mirror), tales of human weakness and morality (I forget the title, but the story involves teenagers in a cross between an orphanage and a boarding school) that kept me thinking about it to for days. And just when you think all she can do is serious stuff, she comes up with one of the funniest stories I've ever read in an anthology (Blue Moon?). Well worth reading.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Great title story; others in this volume disappoint, 22. Juli 1998
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The first story in this collection shares its title with the book: "Fire Watch". That story may be the very best short science fiction work I have every read. Besides being a good story, there is depth to the ideas about history and life which go far beyond the plot.
Having had such a wonderful experience with the first story, I found myself sorely disappointed with the rest in the volume. The other stories struck me as very odd with much less depth. Most were so odd in fact, that I did not get anything else out of them.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen An intriguing look at time travel., 27. April 1998
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Connie Willis takes us back to a pivotal place in time during the Second World War, when Britain was being bombarded by Hitler's Blitz Krieg. Saint Paul's Cathedral, in the centre of London, was more than just a building, it was a symbol of Britain's fight against the Nazi threat. The novel revolves around the effort the main time travelling protagonist makes to keep the fire bombs from taking hold on the fabric of Christopher Wren's great architectural masterpiece. The theme of the plot sounds dry, but Connie Willis makes her characters live and breath on the page. Her love of history shines through as we discover that the time traveller is a graduate student from the future, returning to the past. All in all, a well told story that is hard to put down.
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