In Willis’s (Doomsday) fifth solo novel, her practiced screwball style yields a clever story which, while imperfect, is a sheer pleasure to read. In the very near. Here-and-now speculative yarn involving chaos theory and statistical prediction, from the author of the fine Doomsday Book (), etc. Connie Willis has won more Hugo and Nebula awards than any other science fiction author. Now, with her trademark wit and inventiveness, she explores the.

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Connie Willis develops an intriguing tale set in the 90’s of scientists at a large research firm named Hi-Tek. Still loving this book really.

That was why they bought white bucks and pedal pushers and bikinis. I want to read it again. Bellwetheris a science fiction novel by Connie Willis.

Why do some things catch fire while others fizzle? I’m caught in a horrible quandary.

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Mar 13, honestly mem rated it did not like it Shelves: A tedious, unamusing, and flat rom-com populated with tedious, unamusing, and flat characters. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read cohnie agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. How do you feel about research? I get that it’s probably supposed to be comedic, but Three stars is belkwether odd conclusion to arrive at when I hated virtually everyone except the two main characters.


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This is a formulaic love story set in what is supposed to be a research institution. Sandra Foster is a scientist who is researching the phenomenon of fads, in particular, how they start and spread.

They seem to bring out the worst in people. Retrieved from ” https: Return to Book Page.

It’s funny on so many different levels, and there’s even a romance that hits us like a fad from out of nowhere and changes everything, just like the never-ending quest to discover the source of the Bob hairstyle or the source of the Nile when people don’t understand that gravity goes down.

This is a light, fun book which nonetheless has a core of common sense and deeper meaning. There’s something truly awesome about reading really great writing, no matter what the subject matter.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. It’s about trend analysis, meaning a sociological study of fads, and chaos theory and how they interrelate. Feb 10, Pages Buy. They will forgive almost anything else – cost overruns, gross incompetence, criminal indictments – as long as the paperwork’s filled out properly.


I didn’t even try to predict how it would work out, because I was having too much fun along the way. View all 4 comments. I also loved how Sandra is a big reader and she processes life events in light of what she’s read. I’m finished with my totally unplanned reread, and this one definitely deserves another star.

The topic of the day this time is fads — the origin of groupthink, essentially — as well as chaos theory, which was kind of a big deal at the time thanks to the release of Jurassic Park a few years earlier come on, admit it: I owe bellwether a review. It takes a lot of writing talent to take such dissimilar ideas as sheep, fads, Chaos theory and hair bobbing and actually craft a meaningful story around it.

I believe, once FLIP aka: She’s just too good and is too competent in her voice, knowledge, humor, and talent. She also has one daughter, Cordelia.