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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.

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SRein, July 8, 2015 (view all comments by SRein)
I am reading this for the second time. I own it and thought I might get rid of it after I read it again. I'm not. Read it!!
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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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Product Details

Willis, Connie
Spectra Books
New York :
Science Fiction - General
Science fiction
Popular Culture
Popular culture -- Fiction.
Science / General
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Edition Number:
Bantam pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
[no. 67-49 (292)]
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Grade Level:
6.89x4.16x.70 in. .27 lbs.

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