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To Say Nothing of the Dog

7 Ratings: 4.3
A book by Connie Willis

To Say Nothing of the Dogis a science-fiction fantasy in the guise of an old-fashioned Victorian novel, complete with epigraphs, brief outlines, and a rather ugly boxer in three-quarters profile at the start of each chapter. Or is it a Victorian novel … see full wiki

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Author: Connie Willis
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Bantam
4 reviews about To Say Nothing of the Dog
Quick Tip by . February 22, 2011
posted in SF Signal
   again, not a big fan of Connie's stuff, but if you are wondering what all the excitement is about, this is probably the book you should start with.
review by . August 17, 2010
Comedy of errors
   Ned Henry and Verity Kindle are severely "time-lagged" historians living in mid-21st century England. Both work for the Oxford time travel research center, and when the book opens, Ned must find a Victorian vase known as the bishop's bird stump, last seen in Coventry Cathedral on the evening when it was bombed by the Nazis. What ensues is a post-modern comedy of errors, for the science of time travel is still in its infancy, and glitches abound. This novel is a delightful …
review by . May 04, 2005
This is the convoluted and captivating story of Ned Henry, a professional time traveler in 2057. After one too many "drops", Ned is sent back to the Victorian era for rest and relaxation after he corrects an incongruity created by a fellow time traveler. To say that things don't go exactly as planned is an understatement! The hilarious characters and situations are entirely believable, and the plot twists and turns delightfully. The convolution makes the story so much more enjoyable that it's hard …
review by . March 24, 2003
I was anxiously awaiting this book, having heard Connie read the first chapter of it twice: once at a reading at the Little Bookshop of Horrors in Arvada, Colorado and again last year in San Antonio at the World SF Convention. It promised to have everything I loved in a Willis story: screwball antics, quirky characters, and an undercurrent of something serious. The book was not a disappointment for me, although I have noticed that many reviewers have not been as accepting. Considering Willis' last …
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