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ISBN13: 9780553562965
ISBN10: 0553562967
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Pop culture, chaos theory and matters of the heart collide in this unique novella from the Hugo and Nebula winning author of Doomsday Book.

   Sandra Foster studies fads and their meanings for the HiTek corporation. Bennet O'Reilly works with monkey group behavior and chaos theory for the same

   company.   When the two are thrust together due to a misdelivered package and a run of seemingly bad luck, they find a joint project in a flock of sheep. But a                                                                         series of setbacks and disappointments arise before they are able to find answers to their questions.        

Synopsis:

This New York Times Notable Book features twelve extraordinary tales, including:
-- The Nebula Award-winning A Letter from the Cleary's, a poignant tale set in the wake of the nuclear holocaust.
-- The Hugo and Nebula finalist The Sidon in the Mirror, which explores the razor's edge of madness.
-- Blue Moon, a madcap story of corporate shenanigans and true love.
- My Darling Daughters, a potent drama of abuse and morality.

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Virtually snowbound, September 25, 2012 (view all comments by Virtually snowbound)
I would consider "Bellwether" the gateway book for those not familiar with Connie Willis. Her humor, timing and ability to layer action are unsurpassed, and those who would be scared away by anything labeled science fiction or fantasy will find themselves sucked in to Willis' world. Read this, then "To Say Nothing of the Dog" and work up to the bigtime, "Blackout" and "All Clear."
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David W. Nicholas, September 2, 2011 (view all comments by David W. Nicholas)
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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Anna Hernandez, August 6, 2009 (view all comments by Anna Hernandez)
A smart read about the curious world of fads, and love and of course sheep. Everything is better with sheep.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553562965
Author:
Willis, Connie
Publisher:
Spectra Books
Author:
Willis, Connie, (Ed)
Author:
Willis, Co
Author:
nnie
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Popular culture -- Fiction.
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;science fiction;fads;sf;humor;chaos theory;sheep;romance;fantasy;science;trends;sociology;research;scientists;pop culture;novel;speculative fiction;sff;satire;chaos;american;funny;comedy;1990s;contemporary fiction;connie willis;boulder;willis;usa;
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Bantam pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
[no. 67-49 (292)]
Publication Date:
19970631
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.89x4.16x.70 in. .27 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This New York Times Notable Book features twelve extraordinary tales, including:
-- The Nebula Award-winning A Letter from the Cleary's, a poignant tale set in the wake of the nuclear holocaust.
-- The Hugo and Nebula finalist The Sidon in the Mirror, which explores the razor's edge of madness.
-- Blue Moon, a madcap story of corporate shenanigans and true love.
- My Darling Daughters, a potent drama of abuse and morality.
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