Beggars in Spain: The Original Hugo & Nebula Winning Novella
Pages no: 438
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Book Club
, Speculative Fiction
, Near Future
Series: Sleepless Trilogy (#1)
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...
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...
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...
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...
Last book of 2012 for me, a good end to the year. Beggars in Spain is the sort of sf novel that posits a basic idea and extrapolate from that the foundation to look at the ramifications and implications of this idea from all possible angles. The "high concept" idea is very simple, in the near geneti...