Book Reviews of Beggars Ride (Sleepless, Bk 3)

Beggars Ride (Sleepless, Bk 3)
Beggars Ride - Sleepless, Bk 3
Author: Nancy Kress
ISBN-13: 9780812544749
ISBN-10: 0812544749
Publication Date: 12/15/1997
Pages: 406
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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conclusion of the Beggars Trilogy.

Kress, a writer who has been appropriately compared to H.G. Wells and Aldous Huxley, deals with evolutionary forces, genetic engineering, technological progress, and social and class conflict, confronting enduring issues that face human society in this century and the next. The Sleepless and the SuperSleepless, two generations of genetically modified superhumans, are now in conflict with each other, and with the spectrum of normal humanity, whose radical division into the rich and poor has made a parody of democracy in the twenty-second century. Human civilization has been transformed. Now it may be destroyed. And if it falls, what kind of world is left, what kind of humanity?"
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This trilogy basically centers around "What if there was a group of people who didn't need to sleep?" From there, she explores what's good about being different, and what's really bad about being different. I found all three books to be fascinating and very entertaining.
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This one took a bit of getting into. At first, it seemed like one trip too many to the well, but it pulled together and ended up being quite a powerful and effective conclusion to the trilogy, the other volumes of which I read over the previous couple of years. Overall, this is a very strong series, recommended.