Beggars in Spain
In a world where the slightest edge can mean the difference between success and failure, Leisha Camden is beautiful, extraordinarily intelligent ... and one of an ever-growing number of human beings who have been genetically modified to never require sleep.
Once considered interesting anomalies, now Leisha and the other "Sleepless" are outcasts -- victims of blind hatred, political repression, and shocking mob violence meant to drive them from human society ... and, ultimately, from Earth itself.
But Leisha Camden has chosen to remain behind in a world that envies and fears her "gift" -- a world marked for destruction in a devastating conspiracy of freedom ... and revenge.
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Review: Beggars in Spain (Sleepless #1)User Review - John - Goodreads
I vacillated on how many stars to give this book. Nancy Kress is, in my opinion, a good writer. I enjoy her style, and very much liked her short story "Mirror Image". This book was one that made me ... Read full review
Review: Beggars in Spain (Sleepless #1)User Review - Simon - Goodreads
As a novel of ideas, this is quite good. Genetic engineering allows the creation of children who do not sleep (or, it turns out, age, once they have attained adulthood). Somewhat implausibly, (almost ... Read full review