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Bree ([personal profile] calypsa) wrote2009-12-28 02:41 am
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thanks, Wiki

I was just randomly on wikipedia looking at authors (because I was just watching the BBC's Miss Austen Regrets and I couldn't remember what disease it was that historians eventually decided she died of) and I wandered over to Connie Willis' page. Wiki tells me that Willis is finally coming out with another novel (the last one she wrote was Passage in 2002). It also tells me (and amazon.com confirmed) that the new novel, Blackout (and it's second volume, All-Clear) will be set in my beloved 2060 Oxford! <3

Doomsday Book, which was her first novel set in the near-future Oxford college Balliol, was possibly the most brilliant work of contemprorary (are we still in contemporary?) science fiction literature I have read. Now, I know that doesn't sound like much because most of the stuff I read was originally published before the year 1900, but still. And To Say Nothing of the Dog, which is the second novel coming out of Balliol, is still, eleven years after I first read it, one of my favorite books ever.

So, needless to say, I am super excited for February when Blackout comes out! Yay, more Dunworthy!!! I hope Ned Henry makes an appearance, because I am a little in love with him. Gah, I love Connie Willis! Yaaaaay!

[identity profile] spacepook.livejournal.com 2009-12-28 11:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Exciting! (even though I don't know what the hell you're talking about)

[identity profile] phantomcranefly.livejournal.com 2010-01-24 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
Whee! More time-traveling historians!

(Also, one of my friends has your same icon an icon with the same quote on a different picture of the same character (bleah, I should do my homework). Small internet.)

[identity profile] angelcallie.livejournal.com 2010-03-06 07:30 pm (UTC)(link)
Heh, that's funny. I really do think Ned and the Doctor would get along. Apparently I'm not the only one :3

Have you picked up Blackout yet? I have it and I'm trying to stretch it out so I don't finish it so quickly and then have to wait until September or whatever until the second part comes out. But I'm failing. I <3 Sir Godfrey sooo much.