Falling Free

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NESFA Press, 2004 - Fiction - 282 pages
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Genetic engineering has permitted the development of a breed of humans tailored for zero-gravity - "quaddies" with four grasping appendages instead of two arms and two legs. Now the development of artificial gravity has made them obsolete, and the giant corporation that invented them desperately needs to cover its illegal tracks.

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Leo Graf is assigned to a space station as a welding instructor, where he meets the quaddies - genetically engineered people who, instead of legs, have a second set of arms. Perfect for zero-gravity ... Read full review

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White man turns up and rescues genetically engineered children from evil company. Happy ending, page turning yomp. Read full review


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Science fiction and fantasy author Lois McMaster Bujold was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1949. After graduating from Ohio State University, she worked as a pharmacy technician at Ohio State University Hospitals. Her first short story was published in Twilight Zone Magazine in 1984 and her first three novels were published in 1986. She received the Nebula Award for Falling Free and The Mountains of Mourning and the Hugo Award for The Vor Game, Barrayar, Mirror Dance, The Mountains of Mourning, and Paladin of Souls. She also received the Locus award for Mirror Dance and Paladin of Souls, the Minnesota Book Award for Komarr, the Mythopoeic Award for The Curse of Chalion, and a Romantic Times 2003 Reviewers' Choice Award for Paladin of Souls. She is best known for her series featuring Miles Vorkosigan. She currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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