BEGGARS IN SPAIN

Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition, signed by Nancy Kress. Additionally signed by James Gunn, who wrote the introduction, and by illustrator Jill Bauman. Based on the author's Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novella, this novel and its sequels take place in a future where genetic engineering has become a reality, and society and culture face the consequences of genetic modifications (genemods), particularly in the United States. The story revolves around the existence of the "Sleepless": individuals genetically modified to not need sleep, who have greater potential for intelligence and accomplishment than ordinary humans, called "Sleepers". Octavo. Full purple leather binding, with elaborate gilt stamping, three raised bands, moire silk endpapers, and a ribbon marker. A fine copy. Fine. Item #71598

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