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Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful
Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful | Arwen Elys Dayton
10 posts | 9 read | 7 to read
For fans of television shows Black Mirror and Westworld, this compelling, mind-bending novel is a twisted look into the future, exploring how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimen and what it means to be human at all. Set in our world, spanning the near to distant futures, Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is a novel made up of six interconnected stories that ask how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimens, and how hard that will push the definition of "human." This extraordinary work explores the amazing possibilities of genetic manipulation and life extension, as well as the ethical quandaries that will arise with these advances. The results range from the heavenly to the monstrous. Deeply thoughtful, poignant, horrifying, and action-packed, Arwen Elys Dayton's Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is groundbreaking in both form and substance.
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RamsFan1963
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Six interconnected (barely) stories about human modification. It starts with simple human organ transplants and ends with non-modified (protos) living on reservations while the modified run things. The first four stories are okay, and I'd give this a so-so, but the last two longest chapters are excellent. The book takes a dark turn on how the line between modified and non would lead to slavery and segregation. 3💥💥💥 1/2 out of 5

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Cityofamber
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I really liked this book. I like how the stories built off the previous story.

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anissaannalise
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very sparse in world-building & characterization. some good ideas but ultimately unsatisfying. may be a better read for its target age group or anyone just dipping into #speculativefiction or #sciencefiction #strongerfasterandmorebeautiful #arwenelysdayton #scifi

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Kleonard
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Six different stories set in a body modification obsessed future—this one is thought-provoking though a few of the stories were far less engaging than others.

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ninergrl6
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This is how I spent my Sunday 😏❤️🏈

It took a little while for me to get into this book, but once I realized it was a collection of stories (rather than a continuous narrative) I found it much easier and more interesting to read. Definite parallels to Frankenstein & Brave New World, both of which I'm teaching this semester, so I was continually thinking about how to incorporate excerpts into my curriculum #ya #scifi #bookclub #teachersoflitsy

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ninergrl6
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Can I finish this in 10 days? We'll see.

Yes, that is a Cinderella blanket courtesy of my crafty aunt.

#ya #bookclub

Mandahrin At least you have a book to read.... I have the classic problem of having to many books I want too read and not knowing what to start with haha! Do I finish the “Land of Stories” series by Chris Colfer? Do I start one of the 5 or 6 books I haven‘t read from when I was part of that Book of the Month club? Or do I look for something else entirely lol (edited) 12mo
ninergrl6 @Mandahrin I have that problem too! This one is for book club so it moved to the top of the list, but I have soooooo many more that I'd rather be reading. 12mo
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MCYmermaid
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Been in a bit of a print reading slump— but super thankful for audiobooks keeping me supplied with stories.

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Skyrimir
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I may be crazy, but the face on this cover really reminds me of a young Natalie Portman. Looking forward to starting this tonight!

Kleonard Ha! I agree with you. 12mo
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rachelsbrittain
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Surprise book mail!

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rachelsbrittain
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6 interconnected short stories imagining how advances in medicine and technology might affect the future of the human race--or possibly even alter it entirely--from good to terrible. Lots of really imaginative ideas about where the future might be headed, and lived how the stories were interconnected. This story couldn't be told any other way. It did drag a bit sometimes, though. Probably a good pick for fans of Black Mirror. 3.5 / 5

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