Bellwether (Paperback) - Willis, Connie

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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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Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780553562965
SKU 30100823
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0553562967
Release Date 7/1/1997
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 6.75H x 4L x 0.5T
Author Info
Connie Willis
Connie Willis has won more Hugo and Nebula awards than any other writer in the field. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley in 1967, she wrote "true confessions" stories for magazines while teaching at elementary and junior high schools. In 1982 she turned her attention fully to writing. Her first novel, WATER WITCH, co-written with Cynthia Felice, was published in 1982. That same year, Willis won Nebula Awards for two short stories, "Fire Watch" and "A Letter to the Clearys", the first of which also won the Hugo Award the following year. Her first solo novel, LINCOLN'S DREAMS, won the prestigious John W. Campbell Award in 1987. Winning the Hugo and Nebula awards for DOOMSDAY BOOK, released in 1992, again brought her great acclaim. Since then, Willis, while continuing to write numerous short stories, has written a series of very short humorous novels, including BELLWEATHER and UNCHARTED TERRITORIES. Willis has edited several collections of award-winning short fiction, she has been the M.C. at several science fiction conferences, and her own work continues to bring her new fans and new awards. In 1998, the Colorado School of Mines' Mobile Robots Project named a newly designed robot after her, along with fellow authors Lois McMaster Bujold, and Ursula K. Le Guin.
Praise
"Quiet, thoughtful, and humorous."
The clever pen of Connie Willis is put to scathingly funny effect in `Bellwether', a new short novel published in trade format. In a future society that seems all too like today, a researcher trying to determine the cause of fads runs into a brick wall until she joins forces with a chaos theorist trying to get funding for his own project. The answer lies right under their noses, but will the scientific method bring it to light? Wickedly skewering everything in sight, Ms. Willis gives us many an amusing moment as she makes us wonder if there just might be something to her theory after all.
"Willis has written a story that is witty, thought-provoking, and a little too close to the bone to be considered a fantasy. Readers will chuckle knowingly over the picture of trendiness gone mad. At the same time they will find themselves learning quite a bit about chaos theory and scurrying to the encyclopedias to research the scientists whose discoverers are scattered throughout the text."
From the Publisher
Editors Note Statistician Sandra Foster and chaos theorist Bennett O'Reilly are brought together by a misdelivered package and urged into their own chaotic world of million-dollar grants, unlucky coincidences, setbacks, and eventually the ultimate answer. Reprint.
Editors Note 1 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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Book Format Pocketbook
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Spectra Books

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