I declare here and now to Ms. Willis and to the world: I LOVE CONNIE WILLIS. I love her short stories. I love the way she writes. And, most importantly, I love the way her mind works!
I am in the midst of reading The Best of Connie Willis, Award-Winning stories, which also features her lively short afterwards to each story. All so far exhibit a very sharp mind and humor. Where she is going with them tends to sneak up on you. The serious stories make me tear up towards the end; the humorous stories also make me tear up even while I am laughing at the beauty of what she is doing. (And her humorous stories, like At the Rialto, are not just light pieces but also have a depth to them.) READ HER!