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Bellwether (Literature)
Sandra has worked for the HiTek corporation for years, researching fads and their relation to market trends. She feels as though she is close to making some kind of connection. But her efforts are usually spoiled either by the stifling corporate environment or her belligerent duct tape wearing assistant Flip. After a long run of bad luck, Sandra finally finds herself working with a flock of sheep and a coworker studying chaos theory. While this may...
Bellwether (Science Fiction)
Sandra Foster is researching fads and trends, trying to determine how bob hair cuts and hula hoops become popular. Bennet O'Reilly is trying to study group behavior in monkeys. They work for a corporation that modern readers will recognize - filled with meetings, management styles, and forms - and with the world's most annoying assistant, Flip. This book is light on the SF, but heavy on the humor. I particularly liked the part with the sheep....
Doomsday Book
Kirvin, a Historian is sent back in time, and due to a calculation error, is sent to 1340's Black Plague. We watch a paradox between two epidemics, future flu epidemic and the plague as it unfolds in an unique character study that seems to be well researched....
Light Raid
When Ariadne's mother is accused of spying for the enemy (Quebec) Ariadne tries to clear her name. ...

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Lincoln's Dreams
Main character is an historian who falls in gradually falls in love with girlfriend of a college friend while helping her interpret her Civil War dreams....
Passage
Dr. Joanna Lander is a young female doctor who is seeking to understand the Near-Death Experience. She enlists the aid of a young male doctor, who has found a biochemical means of simulating NDE's and together, they work toward documenting and understanding of an NDE. Because it is difficult to find subjects willing to undergo the experience on a regular basis, it falls more and more upon Joanna to be both observer and observed. With each encounter with ...
To Say Nothing of the Dog
Ned Henry has been thrown around in time from one jumble sale to the next, looking for a bizarre object named the bishop's bird stump. This is all in an effort to rebuild the Coventry Cathedral, at a time when religion is out of favor, but money buys everything. Lady Schrapnell is intent on rebuilding the Cathedral, the site where her great-great-great-grandmother had an epiphany when she first laid eyes on the bishop's bird stump. On one of Ned's ret...


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