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Beggars in Spain

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Beggars in Spain

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Author: Nancy Kress
Publisher: Phoenix Pick, 2011
Axolotl Press, 1991
Asimov's Science Fiction, 1991
Series: The Sleepless

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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Hugo and Nebula Award winning novella.

Leisha Camden is a genetically engineered 'Sleepless.' Her ability to stay awake all the time has not only made her more productive, but the genetic modifications have also given the 'Sleepless' a higher IQ and may even make them immortal. Are they the future of humanity? Or will the small community of 'sleepless' be hunted down as freaks by a world that has grown wary of its newest creation?

The story originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, April 1991 and has been published as a seperate novella twice. It is included in the anthologies:

The story is included in the collections Beaker's Dozen (1998) and The Best of Nancy Kress (2015). It was expanded to the full novel Beggars In Spain (1993).


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