Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan:
This sort of thing never works perfectly at first. I pipe the raw text into the visualization and it looks like Jackson Pollock got his hands on my prototype. There are splotches of data everywhere, blobs of pink and green and yellow, all harsh arcade-game hues.
The first thing I do is change the palette. Earth tones, please.