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Beggars in Spain - Nancy Kress
Beggars in Spain
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Born in 2008, Leisha Camden is beautiful, extraordinarily intelligent . . . and one of an ever-growing number of human beings who have been genetically modified to never require sleep.Once she and "her kind" were considered interesting anomalies. Now they are outcasts -- victims of blind hatred,... show more
Born in 2008, Leisha Camden is beautiful, extraordinarily intelligent . . . and one of an ever-growing number of human beings who have been genetically modified to never require sleep.Once she and "her kind" were considered interesting anomalies. Now they are outcasts -- victims of blind hatred, political repression and shocking mob violence meant to drive the "Sleepless" from human society . . . and, ultimately, from the Earth itself.But Leisha Camden has chosen to remain behind in a world that envies and fears her "gift" -- a world marked for destruction in a devastating conspiracy of freedom . . . and revenge.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780380718771 (0380718774)
Publisher: Avon Books
Pages no: 438
Edition language: English
Series: Sleepless Trilogy (#1)
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 Beggars in Spain / Nancy Kress
In this future, some people need no sleep at all. Leisha Camden was genetically modified at birth to require no sleep, and her normal twin Alice is the control. Problems and envy between the sisters mirror those in the larger world, as society struggles to adjust to a growing pool of people who not ...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
4.5 Beggars in Spain
Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress uses speculative fiction to explore two fundamental questions – What happens if you genetically engineer a group of people so that they are radically different from the rest of the humans – in this case by eliminating the need to sleep in a group of children (potenti...
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
3.5 BEGGARS IN SPAIN by NANCY KRESS
First off Cassandra Campbell did a great job with the narration of this very, very long book with a whole host of characters. Secondly, did I mention this was a very, very long book? At first I thought it was an omnibus because the chapters would end and then start with "Book 2", etc. But nope, this...
traciloudin
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0.0 Beggars in Spain
This is a powerful novella exploring the theme of what it means to be human, and what cultural conflicts may arise when we start to become more. It's a very quick read, and extremely well written, so I definitely recommend it! Here's an excellent quote. It's toward the end, but doesn't spoil the plo...
Inkspot Fancy
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2.0
Let's start with something that doesn't sound like much a compliment, but actually is - I didn't skim the final quarter of this book.Which under normal circumstances is a given. I like books, and I like reading books. But one thing I hate about reading is leaving off before the end. So, if by the mi...
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