|10-16-2012, 06:30 PM||#1|
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Hey Guys -
My favorite definition of "Science Fiction" is a story that shows the effect of science on some aspect of our lives.
One of the less "techie" books that does this is a novel called "Beggars in Space" by Nancy Kress. What if they found a gene that removed your need for sleep? How could 6 children given this 'option' by their parents change the world. The book explores this.
It's only $0.99 at Amazon right now:
|10-16-2012, 06:33 PM||#2|
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Dang! I missed it!
She's one of my favorites too!
|10-16-2012, 06:56 PM||#3|
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ETA: there are two editions, one is $4, the other is on sale (link above).
|10-16-2012, 07:23 PM||#4|
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|10-16-2012, 07:32 PM||#5|
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|10-16-2012, 08:20 PM||#6|
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|10-17-2012, 01:19 AM||#7|
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|10-17-2012, 03:18 PM||#8|
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Actually, it's called "Beggars in Spain" and yes, it's a cool story!
|10-17-2012, 05:11 PM||#9|
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I read this years ago and enjoyed it. I'm tempted to grab it for a reread.
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