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Remake

Connie Willis

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ISBN 10: 0929480481 / ISBN 13: 9780929480480
Published by Mark V. Ziesing, Shingletown, 1995
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Fine in fine dust jacket and slipcase. One of 2000 numbered copies isgned by the author. Bookseller Inventory # b16759

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Title: Remake

Publisher: Mark V. Ziesing, Shingletown

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Winner of more Hugo and Nebula Awards than any other science fiction author, Connie Willis is one of the most powerfully imaginative writers of our time. In Remake, she explores the timeless themes of emotion and technology, reality and illusion, and the bittersweet place where they intersect to make art.

Remake

It's the Hollywood of the future, where moviemaking's been computerized and live-action films are a thing of the past. It's a Hollywood where Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe are starring together in A Star Is Born, and if you don't like the ending, you can change it with the stroke of a key.

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.
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In the Hollywood of the future there's no need for actors since any star can be digitally recreated and inserted into any movie. Yet young Alis wants to dance on the silver screen. Tom tries to dissuade her, but he fears she will pursue her dream--and likely fall victim to Hollywood's seamy underside, which is all to eager to swallow up naive actresses. Then Tom begins to find Alis in the old musicals he remakes, and he has to ask himself just where the line stands between reality and the movies.

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