Terra incognita : three novellas
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THREE CLASSIC SCI-FI NOVELLAS IN ONE VOLUME--from a Hugo and Nebula award-winning author In Terra Incognita, Connie Willis explores themes of love and mortality while brilliantly illuminating the human condition through biting satire. Uncharted Territory Findriddy and Carson are explorers, dispatched to a distant planet to survey its canyons, ridges, and scrub-covered hills. Teamed with a profit-hungry indigenous guide of indeterminate gender and an enthusiastic newcomer whose specialty is mating customs, the group battles hostile terrain as they set out for unexplored regions. Along the way, they face dangers, discover treasures, and soon find themselves in an alien territory of another kind: exploring the paths and precipices of sex--and love. Remake In the Hollywood of the future, live-action movies are a thing of the past. Old films are computerized and ruthlessly dissected, actors digitally ripped from one film and thrust into another. Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe in A Star Is Born ? No problem. Hate the ending? Change it with the stroke of a key. Technology makes anything possible. But a starry-eyed young woman wants only one thing: to dance on the big screen. With a little magic and a lot of luck, she just may get her happy ending. D.A. Theodora Baumgarten is baffled and furious: Why was she selected to be part of a highly competitive interstellar cadet program? After all, she never even applied. But that hasn't stopped the powers that be from whisking her onto a spaceship bound for the prestigious Academy. With her protests ignored, Theodora takes matters into her own hands, aided by her hacker best friend, to escape the Academy and return to Earth--only to uncover a conspiracy that runs deeper than she could have imagined. Praise for Terra Incognita "Willis's lively, funny forays into futuristic territory shine as brightly today as when originally released. . . . In all three stories, the protagonists find their narrow concepts of life challenged and expanded by possibilities created through technology. As a collection, these smart, accessible shorts make for an entertaining initiation or reintroduction into the world of one of sci-fi's greatest treasures." -- Shelf Awareness "A master of fantasy playfully combines science fiction with other genres in three antic novellas. . . . Clever, funny, thought-provoking, and sweet, these stories are classic Willis." -- Kirkus Reviews
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9781524796860, 1524796867

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"Three classic sci fi tales that brilliantly illuminate the current human condition through social satire, now together in one collection from the Nebula and Hugo award-winning author of Blackout. This collection contains three previously published novellas: Uncharted Territory is both a love story and a shameless expose of the dark side of political correctness, where planetary surveyors battle hostile terrain, bureaucratic red tape, and renegade "planet crashers." Remake explores the timeless themes ofemotion and technology, reality and illusion, where moviemaking's been computerized and live-action films are a thing of the past and all one starry-eyed young woman wants to do is the impossible: dance in the movies. D.A. follows a young space cadet--aided by her hacker best friend--who will stop at nothing to uncover the conspiracy that has her tied up"--,Provided by publisher.
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Willis, C. (2018). Terra incognita: three novellas. New York: Del Rey.

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Willis, Connie. 2018. Terra Incognita: Three Novellas. New York: Del Rey.

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Willis, Connie, Terra Incognita: Three Novellas. New York: Del Rey, 2018.

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Willis, Connie. Terra Incognita: Three Novellas. New York: Del Rey, 2018. Print.

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