Beggars and Choosers (2020)

Beggars and Choosers Nancy Kress Beggars and Choosers 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 effo
  • Title: Beggars and Choosers
  • Author: Nancy Kress
  • ISBN: 9780812550108
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
Beggars and Choosers Nancy Kress 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 hIn 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powers of the Sleepless, who have their own agenda for humanity The Sleepless, radically altered humans, have withdrawn from the rest of the race to an island retreat, from which they periodically release dazzling scientific advances Most of the world is on the verge of collapse, overburdened by a population of jobless drones and racked by the results of irresponsible genetic research and nano technology Will the world be saved And for whom
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  1. Ben Babcock

    My golden standard when it comes to stories of genetic manipulation and its effects on society is Gattaca I ve only seen it twice, I think, yet its impact on my consciousness and conscience remains clear in my mind Growing up concurrently with the Human Genome Project and watching the advancements in genetics that are happening in my lifetime, I am wary of what will happen if governments, corporations, and people do not reach a social contract on how we will treat this new capability Corporation [...]

  2. fromcouchtomoon

    Kress does rich, white women really, really well, in almost a contemptible way Some readers might mistake these protagonists for heroes, but the experiment is too complex for that Who should control technology is the question and, while the ridiculous social labels threaten to wreck the whole thing, the question is engaging and earnest, while the plot twists are genuinely surprising.

  3. Cindy

    Part of my Finish the series already month._______________________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 give away any [...]

  4. James Shoop

    Another reviewer described this book as aimless , and I think they were spot on Of the new characters presented, only Billy Washington stuck with me, and the whole storyline with that guy in the wheelchair forgot his name alreadyheh was tiresome I can t get into the other thing I didn t like due to spoilers, but if you read the book than you can probably guess I ll just say that a events were very abrupt Very disappointing sequel.

  5. Shannon Appelcline

    It is an awful tragedy that this book and its sequel, Beggar s Ride have been allowed to drop out of print, despite being the sequels to the award winning Beggars in Spain, and good books on their own But so it goes.Much like Beggars in Spain, Beggars and Choosers continues to reveal the science fiction changes of a potential future history, where a genetically created group of humans have appeared who are definitely superior to the baseline Though these Sleepless or at least their descendants, [...]

  6. Nancy Meservier

    The following review has spoilers for Beggars in Spain, the first book in the Sleepless Trilogy There are no real spoilers for Beggars and Choosers.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 do [...]

  7. Rrrrrron

    I really wanted to like this book But I have major problems with the premise, and in this way, much of the book s ideology that follows from it The basic premise is that the sleepless those who live without sleep and remain in the vigor of youth past 75 years old but without other enhancements is some superior race This clashes with reality where there are people who, if they stopped needing sleep, will just be as unintelligent or unambitious or unremarkable Or somehow, being sleepless will yie [...]

  8. Daniorte

    Buena continuaci n de la saga pero muy ensombrecida por la primera parte que me parece de diez En esta segunda parte tenemos nuevamente la parte m s reflexiva y que te hace pensar sobre la estructura social o la manipulaci n de la tecnolog a Aporta ideas geniales y te hace participe de los dilemas sociales que se crean posicion ndote con unos u otros personajes.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 bien [...]

  9. Starhen

    This sequel to Beggars in Spain explores the personal and political intersections of Liver unaltered citizens , Donkey the genemod elite , and Super Sleepless super intelligent, uber elite operating behind the scenes lives The tenor and focus of the second of the Sleepless series is quite different from the first, as we witness most of the events of the book from the perspectives of those outside of power and ignorant of the Super Sleepless s true involvement and intentions The Sleepless, far fr [...]

  10. Steven Grimm

    This book doesn t really stand completely alone if I hadn t read Beggars In Spain I would have found it fairly confusing But even as a sequel, it is somewhat aimless There is no real antagonist, and the protagonists spend much of the story wandering around waiting for the next thing to happen to them There are a few interesting ideas here such as the relationship between the Livers and the donkeys, which flips the traditional notion of the working and leisure classes on its head but they are pre [...]

  11. Melissa McCauley

    This book picks up about a decade after the end of BEGGARS IN SPAIN and mainly follows the path of the Super Sleepless on Earth, specifically Miranda Sharifi, the brilliant granddaughter of Leisha s nemesis from the first novel American society has become stratified than before, where the wealthy working class called Donkeys literally buy votes by providing bread and circuses for a large uneducated welfare population called Livers Of particular interest is the character of Drew Arlen, a young L [...]

  12. Xerxessia

    Wieder wirft Nancy Kress spannende Fragen auf Was geschieht mit Menschen, die v llig in komfortabler Abh ngigkeit 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 daf r vorhanden ist und das geht gerade aus Und eine weitere Frage wird gestellt Wer darf dar ber entscheiden, was gut ist f r die Menschheit Die genetisch ver nderten SuperS tun es einfach und das wirft zus tzlich die einges [...]

  13. Ana

    Y, sin lugar a dudas, la tecnolog a es darwiniana Se esparce, evoluciona, se adapta, y deja fuera a los que no pueden adecuarse

  14. Roddy Williams

    The Sleepless dominate the world But are these expert genetic engineers about to create a new one Ordinary mortals think so after a revolution in the twenty second century, the Sleepless have spawned a new elite a handful of people called the SuperSleepless Miranda Sharifi is their leader a revolutionary with superintelligent followers, unimaginable technology, huge amounts of money and passionate ideals.But what is the feared and fabled Miranda up to in her island hideaway of Huevos Verdes is s [...]

  15. Milo Adkison

    A really interesting scenario for what society might look like with abundant energy so that no one had to work much, genetic modification for children of the privileged class, and nanotechnology Then, good writing from the perspectives of three complicated and diverse characters I started here on book 2, will have to go back for book 1 of the series.

  16. Jeanie T

    The problems with previous solution are explored I love it when sequels are very different books than the prequels.

  17. Anya

    Beggars and Choosers by Nancy Kress is a stand along sequel to Beggars in Spain the books have a classic sci fi feel with multiple view points and heavy amounts of scientifically inspired plot developments in a futuristic worldAfter 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, but [...]

  18. Sooz

    so I read Beggars in Spain a few weeks ago it is the short and rather soft sci fi story that precedes Beggars and Choosers, which is a full length novel and definitely leans to the hard sci fi end of the spectrum that does Beggars in Spain 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 devoted to a [...]

  19. Tomislav

    This is the middle book in Kress s Beggars trilogy also known as the Sleepless trilogy.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 majority [...]

  20. Debbie J

    Beggars And Choosers is a dystopian cautionary tale It depicts what could result if science and technology s leading edges become controlled by a self chosen elite who don t play well with others 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 use th [...]

  21. Ward Bond

    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 isla [...]

  22. Karina

    It s been a long time since I d read Beggars in Spain November 2007 even longer than I thought , so it s a bit hard to get into this book But I remember how amazing I thought the first book was, and some character names trigger memories The book seems like the plotline will not be related, other than you know the whole setup, the world.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 the SuperS [...]

  23. bendyroad

    Picked this up in a dusty old bookshop somewhere in the Haight while my cousin was searching for a copy of some Marxist literature that he d left on the Bart It looked like proper old school sci fi and had aromatic ring structures on the cover, you know the type It cost a dollar.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 lea [...]

  24. Sergio

    Nancy Kress vuelve a dar en el clavo Es realmente impresionante c mo esta escritora es capaz de desarrollar una historia de car cter futurista, plagada de ciencia ficci n y sustentarla sobre una actividad pol tico social totalmente cre ble Es sin lugar a dudas una aut ntica delicia y, como continuaci n de Mendigos en Espa a , se trata de una obra de ciencia ficci n muy recomendable.He disfrutado much simo no s lo con el ritmo y la historia de esta segunda entrega sino tambi n con los debates mor [...]

  25. Maree

    This one felt faster than the first, with outside exploration into the lives of Livers and donkeys, which was a nice change I liked to see how the Livers thought about donkeys and SuperSleepless in comparison to how the Sleepless saw them in the previous book To the livers, they seemed like Gods than anything else I think that I definitely like the book without a Sleepless perspective, because it leaves mystery and allows the reader to relate to those they better understand I hope the next bo [...]

  26. Kyrie

    I m amazed that the plot line holds up so well in light of discoveries made currently The same worries about gene alteration, the same problems of people considering themselves entitled to things, the same chasms between different classes understanding of each other 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 don t [...]

  27. Devero

    Ovviamente ho letto la versione italiana che a quanto pare manca nel database.Altrettanto ovviamente ho letto Mendicanti in Spagna che viene, cronologicamente prima.Onestamente un buon romanzo, quindi inferiore al precedente che era decisamente ottimo.La distopia che descrive, con successivo raddrizzamento riuscito solo in parte, 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 Mendicanti al Gal [...]

  28. Shannon

    I read Beggars in Spain Sleepless, Book 1 a while ago and simply devoured it I only recently realized it was part of a trilogy, and I really enjoyed revisiting this world I love how it is science fiction but is based on concepts and humanity rather than science and that continues in this second book.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.

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