Please Note: This is the original Hugo and Nebula 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?
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About the Author
Nancy Kress (1948) is an American science fiction author. She is known for writing hard science fiction often involving genetic engineering. Kress first gained attention after winning the Hugo and Nebula awards for the 1991 novella Beggars in Spain which was later expanded into a full length novel. She would go on to win Nebula Awards for Best Novella for Fountain of Age, After the Fall, and Yesterday’s Kin.