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Bellwether (1996) [Novel]
by Connie Willis Rating: Weighted - 8.5 / Average - 8.5 of 10 (8 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary :

Sandra Foster studies fads -- from Barbie dolls to the grunge look -- how they start and what they mean. Bennett O'Reilly is a chaos theorist studying monkey group behavior. They both work for the HiTek corporation, strangers until a misdelivered package brings them together. It's a moment of synchronity -- if not serendipity -- which leads them into a chaotic system of their own, complete with a million-dollar research grant, caffe latte, tattoos, and a series of unlucky coincidences that leaves Bennett monkeyless, fundless, and nearly jobless. Sandra intercedes with a flock of sheep and an idea for a joint project. (After all, what better animal to study both chaos theory and the herd mentality that so often characterizes human behavior?) But scientific discovery is rarely straightforward and never simple, and Sandra and Bennett have to endure a series of setbacks, heartbreaks, dead ends, and disasters before they find their ultimate answer...

Original title: Bellwether
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumor

Edition #1: Bellwether

Bellwether (1996)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Keen social satire touched with genuine humanity... Connie Willis's fiction is one of the most intelligent delights of our genre." Locus
  • "A sheer pleasure to read... Sprightly, intelligent fun." Publishers Weekly
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Bellwether (1996)

ISBN: 0553562967

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