Beggars In Spain

Nancy Kress
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Decently Rendered Near-Future Tale...


3-1/4 Stars
(1992 Hugo and 1991 Nebula Winner: Novella)

Decently rendered near-future tale. However, considering the novella length, it feels as though Kress bit off more than she could adequately masticate within only 100 pages. In fairness, the 400+ page version that was released later most likely fleshes out the characters and concepts more fully than what I experienced. If I run across a copy of the longer version, I am likely to read it to see if this story benefits from being added onto. I have a feeling it might.