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“(c) 2000 Gracie C. McKeever
“Beggars in Spain is a book for today, even as in nears a generation in print.
That's one of the great things about science fiction.
It is all about the question, what do the sting and successful
owe the weak and unsuccessful. Echoes of today,s debates on the
47% libertarianism, Greece vs Germany. But this question is
put in higher contrast as some genetically modified people come along
who are smarter and more productive: among other reasons, they do not
need to sleep. Deserves a look IMO even for the non-genre audience. Excellent
writing and character development .”
“Looks as if its going to be fascinating! I had to put it down for a bit ( time issues) but am back in it!”G.B. D wrote this review Thursday, March 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A good social scifi read that got me thinking but still engaged my heart. Also, the follow up book was cool and changed the way I look at conversation and how peoples' ideas connect.”novella wrote this review Tuesday, June 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Counterargument to Ayn Rand? Loved it.”Vyas wrote this review Thursday, January 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It may have some flaws, as some reviewers have pointed out, but even so, I enjoyed every minute of it, although it does leave me wondering if the characters are indirect representations of the author's own ambivalence about the genetic manipulation of humans, leaving me to wonder if she herself views the majority of humanity as beggars. I rarely speculate so openly about such matters after reading a book, clearly pointing out its flaw, but like I said, its a great read and will remain one of my favorites for a long time to come. Cheers. ”Photons B. Free wrote this review Saturday, November 19, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is excellent science fiction, one of my favorites.
It's about a race of genetically-engineered superhumans called the Sleepless. As their name suggests, they don't need to sleep. This poses a lot of societal issues, as the sleepless have a huge advantage on the Sleepers. For example, the Sleepless can work all day and all night, therefore making themselves 2x richer than their Sleeper counterparts.
Beggars in Spain is epic and cerebral. A deadly combination ”
“This is one of the best science fictions books I've every read. The plot and characters are very rich. The entire book is thought provoking. I definitely recommend this novel! ”Tracks wrote this review Sunday, May 1, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ This book is so cool! The reason it's only got three stars, though, is because of all of the sex in the book, and there's some swearing.”Mikyla B wrote this review Wednesday, June 29, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In crescendo. Me ha gustado mucho.”mar d wrote this review Tuesday, December 14, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No