Beggars and Choosers (Sleepless #2)
Although I didn't love it as much as the first one (which is in my all time top ten kinda of love), it was extremely engaging and kept me present in the moment throughout the entire book.
I really, really loved this book! I don't use love very often with books - partly because I can't choose a select few to elevate above the others. Mostly I don't say I love a book in a review because who am I to say that you will love it too? But this book? Loved it.
Like Beggars in Spain, Nancy Kress focuses on societal development as seen through the eyes of different caste individuals in the United States. I don't want to giv ...more
Okay, well that was a bit of a letdown. The first book was better, as much as I recall of it. I've now got the third book, and the first the re-read.
What th ...more
I thought I didn't like it at all, I think there may have been some sort of a prequel that would have helped with the beginning but I settled into it a bit. Some interesting ideas about how genetic modifications could ...more
I'm probably the only person who reacted to people being able to get their macronutrients from sunshine and lying in the dirt rather than by eating by thinking, "But, the micronutrients!"
Genetic modification has run amok in the 21st century, dividing America into two groups: genetically enhanced donkeys who rule the world, and livers who live work-free lives of supposed paradise. The tenuous balance between the two groups is about to topple over, but could the secret to survival be found with the ultra-intelligent SuperSleepers, who ...more
In Beggars and Choosers, Kress returns to the same future world created in her earlier work, an America strangely altered by genetic modifications. Millions of ordinary people are supported by the efforts of the handsome and intellectually superior gene-modified, who are in turn running scared in the face of the astonishing, nearly superhuman powers of the Sleepless, who have their own agenda for humanity. The Sleepless, radically altered humans, have withdrawn from the rest of the race to an is...more
Behind all the technology is a story about good people who care for each other, as well as caring for those they don't like so well, because it's the right thing to do.
While it could be called a sequel to "Beggars in Spain", you d ...more
Altrettanto ovviamente ho letto "Mendicanti in Spagna" che viene, cronologicamente prima.
Onestamente è un buon romanzo, quindi inferiore al precedente che era decisamente ottimo.
La distopia che descrive, con successivo "raddrizzamento" riuscito solo in parte, è la premessa per il terzo romanzo del ciclo. E presenta dei punti deboli di trama non indifferenti. Ma forse sono cose che verranno spiegate nel seguente "Mendic ...more
Was geschieht mit Menschen, die völlig in komfortabler Abhängigkeit von anderen gehalten werden? In diesem 2. Band des Bettler-Zyklus werden die sog. "Nutzer" von den "Machern" mit allem versorgt. Das klappt aber nur, solange genug Geld dafür vorhanden ist - und das geht gerade aus!
Und eine weitere Frage wird gestellt: Wer darf darüber entscheiden, was gut ist für die Menschheit? Die genetisch veränderten "SuperS" tun es einfach - und das wirft zusät ...more
Nancy Kress paints a dark future world where today’s upper, middle, and lower classes have become the Sleepless, Donkeys, and Livers. People are largely classified by whether they’re genetically enhanced, and the highest caste belongs to a few who’ve been modified to do without sleep. The Sleepless us ...more
Es realmente impresionante cómo esta escritora es capaz de desarrollar una historia de carácter futurista, plagada de ciencia ficción y sustentarla sobre una actividad político-social totalmente creíble.
Es sin lugar a dudas una auténtica delicia y, como continuación de "Mendigos en España", se trata de una obra de ciencia ficción muy recomendable.
He disfrutado muchísimo no sólo con el ritmo y la historia de esta segunda entrega sino también con los debates ...more
After reading Beggars in Spain I had to get my hands on the second book because the first was so awesome. It took me a little bit longer to get to it than I’d hoped since I was trying to finish other books, and it took a bit longer to get through than Beggars in Spain, bu ...more
Beggars in Spain(1993)
Beggars and Choosers (1994)
Beggar's Ride (1996)
This novel was nominated, and in the final ballot, for both Nebula and Hugo, but did not win either.
It is set in the world that comes after the events of Beggars In Spain, in which the Sleepless have attempted to isolate themselves from the rest of humanity, and the rest of humanity has stratified into Livers and Donkeys. Livers are the maj ...more
El problema de este libro es que por partes se hace aburrido y en cambio en otras partes se acelera tanto que no terminas de hilar bie ...more
as is often the case with science fiction, it took a while for me to really get into the story. after all, in sci fi, we are reading of different times and space and worlds and beings. we are exploring new ideas. there is one whole chapter in this book d ...more
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If you make people feel inferior, even unintentionally," she had said, her dark eyes intense, "they will be uncomfortable around you. In that situation, some people will attack. Some will ridicule, to 'cut you down to size.' But some will admire, and learn from you. If you make people feel superior, some will react by dismissing you. Some by wielding power — just because they can — in greater or lesser ways. But some will be moved to protect and help. All this is just as true of a junior lodge clique as of a group of governments.”