Review: Stronger, Faster and More Beautiful
Title: Stronger, Faster and More Beautiful
Author: Arwen Elys Dayton
Release Date: December 4th, 2018
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.
My Review: I love the subject of genetics and all the possibilities that go along with the ability to modify our genes. I was a little hesitant at the mention of six interconnected stories because I generally do not like shorter stories but I really loved this book! The division in the book between the genetically modified humans and the ones that have never been altered was well done and also brought to light a whole host of ethical questions. The book makes you question where we are headed with scientific advances and what is really ethical. If you are at all interested in genetics and the ethics of genetic modification then this would be a fantastic read for you!
*I received this book from Delacorte Press in exchange for an honest review*