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 ... show more
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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 2nd 1997
Pages no: 248
Edition language: English
I've just re-read Connie Willis' 1997 novella "Bellwether" and enjoyed it tremendously. I first read it about twenty years ago, when Chaos Theory was still relatively new to non-mathematicians like me, and what I remember most is how exciting I found the ideas around the relationship between chaos...
Haha! This book was a sheer delight to listen to. Willis builds subtle humor in the characters, the plot, and the setting. I often found myself nodding my head, thinking, ‘Yeah! That could totally happen!’ or “Yep, been there. Done that.” The characters were immediately relatable. Sandra Foster is c...
It's been about ten years since last time I read this. I remembered loving it then, and it was still very enjoyable, especially with the excellent audio version by Kate Reading. I still liked the romance plot especially, and the general commentary on trends, the writing itself was funny. But it also...
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Each section starts with a description of the history behind a particular fad. The main character is a sociologist who is studying fads, trying to get to the bottom of what causes them. I hadn't realized the author was from Colorado, but it makes me irrationally h...
There wasn't enough here to send me running to see what other Connie Willis titles Audible offers. It wasn't horrible but it was predictable. Maybe it's just that Valley Girl speak sets my teeth on edge.