By Nancy Kress
Now the trilogy is done in Beggars trip, a compelling novel of technology fiction that increases the most bold and large-scale works of the last decade to the prestige of entire masterpiece. Kress, a author who were properly in comparison to H.G. Wells and Aldous Huxley, bargains with evolutionary forces, genetic engineering, technological development, and social and sophistication clash, confronting enduring matters that face human society during this century and the subsequent.
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Their eyes were dark and hard and glowing, with no fear in them, no kindness and no guilt. Their hair was golden as the sun; their hair flew in the wind, shining and wild, as if it defied men to restrain it. They threw seeds from their hand as if they deigned to fling a scornful gift, arid the earth was as a beggar under their feet. We stood still; for the first time did we know fear, and then pain. And we stood still that we might not spill this pain more precious than pleasure. Then we heard a voice from the others call their name: “Liberty 5-3000,” and they turned and walked back.
Every morning thereafter, we greeted each other with our eyes. We dared not speak. It is a transgression to speak to men of other Trades, save in groups at the Social Meetings. But once, standing at the hedge, we raised our hand to our forehead and then moved it slowly, palm down, toward Liberty 5-3000. Had the others seen it, they could have guessed nothing, for it looked only as if we were shading our eyes from the sun. But Liberty 5-3000 saw it and understood. They raised their hand to their forehead and moved it as we had.
We melt strange metals, and we mix acids, and we cut open the bodies of the animals which we find in the City Cesspool. We have built an oven of the bricks we gathered in the streets. We burn the wood we find in the ravine. The fire flickers in the oven and blue shadows dance upon the walls, and there is no sound of men to disturb us. We have stolen manuscripts. This is a great of fense. Manuscripts are precious, for our brothers in the Home of the Clerks spend one year to copy one single script in their clear handwriting.
Beggars Ride (Sleepless Trilogy, Book 3) by Nancy Kress