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December 7, 2011 / Leslie

Waiting on Wednesday ~ All About Emily

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

One of my favorite authors is Connie Willis. I was excited to find she has a new book to be published by Subterranean Press, a specialty publisher of genre fiction, primarily horror, suspense and dark mystery, fantasy, and scifi.

I’m one of those readers that’s attracted by a great cover and I’m not particularly fond of this one. Books published by Subterranean Press usually have gorgeous covers and artwork so I was surprised that this was so unappealing. Am I alone? Anyone else think they could have done better? Science fiction does offer endless possibilities.

All About Emily
by Connie Willis
To be Published: December 28th 2011
Subterranean Press

With this long, 17,000 word novelette, acclaimed author Connie Willis combines the glamour of old Hollywood and the eternal allure of Broadway to explore the cutting edge robotics of a richly-imagined near future.

Theater legend Claire Havilland fears she might be entering the Sunset Boulevard phase of her career. That is, until her manager arranges a media appearance with her biggest fan—a famous artificial intelligence pioneer’s teenage niece. After precocious Emily’s backstage visit, Claire decides she’s in a different classic film altogether. While unnaturally charming Emily swears she harbors no desire for the spotlight, Claire wonders if she hasn’t met her very own Eve Harrington from All About Eve. But the story becomes more complex as dreams of fame give way to concerns about choice, free will, and identity.

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  1. BermudaOnion / Dec 7 2011 10:40 am

    I agree with you on that cover!

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  2. Darlene / Dec 7 2011 10:54 am

    I’ve heard that Willis writes good books but I have yet to read one. I agree on that cover. I would pass by this one in the store in an instant.

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    • Leslie / Dec 7 2011 11:25 am

      Me too. I keep asking myself, “What were they thinking!”.

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  3. livredeamour / Dec 7 2011 10:55 am

    Very nice cover indeed. Great wow pick. Come visit me as well. New follower.

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  4. Jessica / Dec 7 2011 11:06 am

    hmmm I’ve never heard of that book or author, but it sounds interesting! I hope it’s good! Great pick 🙂

    Here’s my WoW!

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  5. Samual / Dec 7 2011 11:38 am

    I haven’t heard of this book, but it looks very creepy. Great pick! Thank you for sharing!

    Sam
    Books For All Seasons

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  6. Giselle / Dec 7 2011 2:28 pm

    Wow this sounds different!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  7. carol / Dec 7 2011 2:39 pm

    I agree. The cover’s bad, but the story does sound interesting.

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  8. Suko / Dec 7 2011 5:26 pm

    I’m not crazy about the cover either. Thanks for sharing this book.

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