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Old 10-16-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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Nancy Kress

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:


http://www.amazon.com/Beggars-in-Spa...d_sim_kstore_4
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:33 PM   #2
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Dang! I missed it!

She's one of my favorites too!
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:56 PM   #3
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Dang! I missed it!

She's one of my favorites too!
Still $0.99 here .. what are your country settings?

ETA: there are two editions, one is $4, the other is on sale (link above).
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:23 PM   #4
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Hey Guys -
It really isn't nice to thread hijack.

Nancy Kress is a fine writer and a new thread *should* have been started on her book instead of hijacking an Octavia Butler thread.

And yes, I'm feeling old and bitchy this afternoon.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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Still $0.99 here .. what are your country settings?

ETA: there are two editions, one is $4, the other is on sale (link above).
The ePub is $0.67 over at BooksOnBoard.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:20 PM   #6
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:19 AM   #7
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a novel called "Beggars in Space" by Nancy Kress.
... and here I thought there was a new novel in the series....

Thanks for splitting out the thread, this is one I have been wanting to pick up and read again.
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:18 PM   #8
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Actually, it's called "Beggars in Spain" and yes, it's a cool story!
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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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