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Bellwether by Connie Willis

David W. Nicholas, September 2, 2011

Connie Willis ventures into what real world scientific research can be like and how readily it can be stymied by the chaos found in organizations. Her sense of humor in depicting one scientist's search for the origins and mechanisms of fads is both razor sharp and on occasion slapstick -- in other words, a realistic depiction of the many unexpected pitfalls scientists must watch out for. This is a delightful tale told with Willis' typical insight, precise prose, and her ability to make the reader feel like a co-conspirator with the protagonist within the first 20 pages.
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