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I just read the title story, not the whole collection.

Fire Watch

Seems she’d seen a mouse. Is anyone else having any success post-July? It still had a bit of water in it, but not enough to drown the cat, and my plan was to clamp the bucket over him, reach under, and pick him up, then carry him down to the crypt and point him at the mouse. The message that the story delivers is why this story the Hugo and Nebula — not because of the science fiction. Sep 15, Courtney rated it liked it Shelves: Anyway, time travel rant over, thanks to Connie Willis for figuring a decent workaround that’s good enough to fidewatch, yet nebulous enough that it’s not fully explained.

It will do no good. You cannot save St Paul’s. About midnight the bombs began falling quite near with a horrible sound like a train running over me.


The moment I got to it I knew when it must have been written. A high explosive bomb. October 13 – It was a high explosive bomb. I had no idea what he meant. It’s back to the OED, to look up a word I don’t know.

Have a question you’d like to ask us? Maybe you should connnie to what he says. Seeing her, standing on the west steps where I found the cat, sleeping in Marble Arch and not safe at all, was more than I could absorb.

They’ve already tried once. One was Kivrin’s assignment. Jan 06, Josie rated it really liked it. See also a very interesting interview with the author herself explaining the thinking behind the story, which she describes as her favourite, though tirewatch not her best.

The flunkies dragged me out the door and down the hall. Even Bence-Jones, for all his talk of traitors, thinks they are capable only of talking against the king. This collection contains 12 stories. It took every bit of will I had to keep from flinging myself flat on the roof, but Langby was watching.

It was The Worker. Shown the ropes literally lying in a heap conjie the base of the dome in case somebody has to go up one of the west towers firewatcy over the top of the dome.

Short Story Read-Along for July: “Fire Watch” by Connie Willis

What a fine time to discover what historians are for when I have tossed my chance for being one out the windows as easily as they tossed the pinpoint bomb in! Meant to be read after The Doomsday Book, for certain.


Her startling and powerful works have redefined the boundaries of contemporary science fiction. He lunged suddenly toward and past me and peered out the open doors. Also by Connie Willis. Oct 13, Erin rated it liked it Shelves: The epigraph for this story comes from Sir Walter Raleigh: The concept, once I figured out what was being implied, made me shudder in disgust.

November 21 – I gave Enola some of “uncle’s” money today and asked her to get me the brandy. I asked her if that was safe and she said probably not, but at least down there you couldn’t hear the one that got you and that was a blessing.

I don’t want any walking dead on the roofs with me. I suppose I should be grateful that at least she is safely out of London. Part of the stone is sheared off. Alpha Pete travels back in time.