Book Reviews of Beggars and Choosers (Sleepless, Bk 2)

Beggars and Choosers (Sleepless, Bk 2)
Beggars and Choosers - Sleepless, Bk 2
Author: Nancy Kress
ISBN-13: 9780812550108
ISBN-10: 0812550102
Publication Date: 2/15/1996
Pages: 377
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Tom Doherty Assoc Llc
Book Type: Paperback
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The second book of the Beggars trilogy follows Drew Arlen and Miranda Sharifi throught the Super-Sleepers quest to improve on Humanity.

The book does try to pose some additional moral questions but doesn't shine quite as brightly as the first. Overall, a good read.
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Entertaining dystopian adventure, combining anthroplogy, wheels-within-wheels conspiracies, and engaging technological speculation.

Human society has developed into three strata: Livers, genetically unmodified humans, constitute the bulk of the population, living pampered and thuggishly ignorant existences, through discontent brews among bands of self-professed freedom fighters who want genetic modifications banned. The caretakers and manipulators of the Liver population are the Donkeys, humans who have undergone slight genetic modifications and generally seek to maintain the present status quo. But when the eccentric and dynamic Sleepless, severely genetically modified, unleash a plan to revolutionize society, an adventurous Donkey decides she must travel incognito in Liver society as she tries to unravel the threads of multiple parallel machinations.