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Book Title: Remake|
The size of the: 826 KB
Date of issue: January 1st 1996
ISBN 13: 9780553574418
The author of the book: Connie Willis
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:Connie Willis's acclaimed time travel novel, "Doomsday Book," swept the major science fiction awards the year it was published. Now, in this new novel, Willis explores the timeless themes of emotion and technology, reality and illusion, and the bittersweet place where they intersect to make art. It's the Hollywood of the future, where movie-making has been computerized and live-action films are a thing of the past. It's a Hollywood which Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe are starring together in a remake of "A Star is Born, " and if you don't like the ending, you can change it with the stroke of a key. A Hollywood of warmbodies and sim-sex, of drugs and special effects, where anything is possible. Except what Alis wants to do, which is dance in the movies. Tom offers to make her dream her reality. He'll digitize her face onto any actress's she lies--Ann Miller, Ruby Keeler, even Ginger Rogers.. What Tom doesn't understand is that Alis doesn't want to look like she's dancing. She wants the real thing. And as Tom finds himself seduced by Alis' impossible dream, he begins to learn that even in a world of technological miracles, there are still some things that just can't be faked."A tour de force...Connie Willis deploys the apparatus of science fiction to illuminate character and relationships, and her writing is fresh, subtle, and deeply moving."-- "The New York Times Book Review"
Read information about the authorConstance Elaine Trimmer Willis is an American science fiction writer. She is one of the most honored science fiction writers of the 1980s and 1990s.
She has won, among other awards, ten Hugo Awards and six Nebula Awards. Willis most recently won a Hugo Award for All Seated on the Ground (August 2008). She was the 2011 recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA).
She lives in Greeley, Colorado with her husband Courtney Willis, a professor of physics at the University of Northern Colorado. She also has one daughter, Cordelia.
Willis is known for her accessible prose and likable characters. She has written several pieces involving time travel by history students and faculty of the future University of Oxford. These pieces include her Hugo Award-winning novels Doomsday Book and To Say Nothing of the Dog and the short story "Fire Watch," found in the short story collection of the same name.
Willis tends to the comedy of manners style of writing. Her protagonists are typically beset by single-minded people pursuing illogical agendas, such as attempting to organize a bell-ringing session in the middle of a deadly epidemic (Doomsday Book), or frustrating efforts to analyze near-death experiences by putting words in the mouths of interviewees (Passage).
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