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In the not-so-distant future, it becomes possible to genetically engineer children. This is the story of one such child built to the specifications of her wealthy industrialist... Read morePublished on June 7 2004 by Melissa McCauley
The reviewer who gives this book one star claiming Kress doen't understand the science of sleep is actually the one who does not understand science. Read morePublished on March 20 2004 by Too Cold in Madison
I was deeply disappointed with the science in this book. Clearly Nancy Kress hasn't bothered to do much research on sleep(its importance to long term memory) the immune system(the... Read morePublished on March 10 2004
After I read this book I immediately bought the others in the series. What an idea!!! With all the reports popping up every day about the widespread lack of sleep in our society,... Read morePublished on July 17 2003 by Avid Reader
Reading the reviews it seems as though this is a book full of references and echos. The Ayn Rand echos are noted, as are the Ender Wiggins-- I'll add one more. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2003 by frumiousb
I really enjoyed this book, right up until the end. Kress gives us a world full of great new ideas, very well thought out and believable. Read morePublished on April 21 2002 by Heliomphalodon Incarnadine
Before I read 'Beggars in Spain,' I read the short story that the novel is expanded from. To be honest, I thought turning such a powerful story into a novel would lessen its... Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2002 by A. Wolverton
Brilliant, thought-provoking stuff from one of my favorite authors. The implications of the creation of a superior branch of mankind is fully realized in a rich, detailed... Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2002 by Joseph Prisco