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Beggars in Spain Reviews

Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress

Beggars in Spain: The Original Hugo & Nebula Winning Novella

Nancy Kress

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1 review

Imprint: Phoenix Pick
Publisher: Phoenix Pick
Publication date: 17 Feb 2017
ISBN: 9781612423135
4 stars out of 5
Simon Ings
4 Mar 2021

" Genetic winners and losers fight for their interests in this thoughtful take on our genetically engineered future"

There’s a mutation in a gene called ADRB1 that allows us to get by on four hours’ sleep a night. In 1993 — and unaware that any such mutation would ever make the headlines — Nancy Kress asked herself what would happen if a group of humans were born not needing to sleep. Genetic winners and losers fight for their interests in this thoughtful take on our genetically engineered future, as Leisha Camden and her fellow Sleepless elude prejudice and violence, hammering out their roles in a society that never asked them to exist.

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