This was May's Bookgroup selection and a 1996 Hugo Nominee.
A Hollywood of warmbodies and sim-sex, of drugs and special effects, where anything is possible. Except for what one starry-eyed young woman wants to do: dance in the movies. It's an impossible dream, but Alis is not willing to give up. With a little magic and a lot of luck, she just might get her happy ending after all.
This book was a bit different from Willis's other books I've read (The Doomsday Book, To Say Nothing of the Dog, and Passage). There was less of the frantic running around in circles that seems to characterize most of her books and more of an actual give and take of characters and an interesting plot that drew me to the end.
This was a stronger book than I thought it would be. Of the 5 nominees for 1996, I have now read three of them. I may go read The Time Ships, but probably won't touch Sawyer. I simply just don't care for his books (I've read three and bounced off of all of them).
1996 Hugo Nominees:
•The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson [Bantam Spectra, 1995] (WINNER)
•The Time Ships by Stephen Baxter [HarperPrism, 1995]
•Remake by Connie Willis [Bantam Spectra, 1995]
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