Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful

Arwen Elys Dayton / Oct 22, 2019

Stronger Faster and More Beautiful 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

  • Title: Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful
  • Author: Arwen Elys Dayton
  • ISBN: Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful
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  • Page: 487
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  • 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 interconn 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 384 pages Published December 4th 2018 by Delacorte Press More Details Original Title Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful ISBN 0525580964 ISBN13 9780525580966 Edition Language English Other Editions 10 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful, please sign up Popular Answered Questions What s the release date like 10 months ago Add your answer Asterop Just look on Now it says This title will be released on December 4, 2018 flag See 2 questions about Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful Lists with This Book YA Releases of December 2018 27 books 106 voters 2018 December Releases 53 books 67 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Dec 03, 2018 Elise TheBookishActress rated it really liked it Shelves 4 star, genre scifi dystopias, read 2018, released 2018, elise s arcs, elise underrated list, elise s to buy list Does that mean that humans, as a race, have allowed imagination and beauty to infiltrate their lives with each passing generation Or have they destroyed imagination and beauty by capturing and codifying them In which case am I the final result I absolutely loved this.So this is an exploration of the world in the future, with technology but mostly with genetic engineering but there s something about it that really made it stick out for me throughout, this leaned into discussions of pri Does that mean that humans, as a race, have allowed imagination and beauty to infiltrate their lives with each passing generation Or have they destroyed imagination and beauty by capturing and codifying them In which case am I the final result I absolutely loved this.So this is an exploration of the world in the future, with technology but mostly with genetic engineering but there s something about it that really made it stick out for me throughout, this leaned into discussions of privilege, who gets modifications and who doesn t, who gets forced into modifications and who doesn t, because at the heart of this conversation on genetic engineering and technology and our future is a far larger and far consistent question who gets to decide on the humanity of others where do we draw the line at human and subhuman and we have drawn these distinctions for centuries, for millennia, we as a species, but when we talk about the future we always assume power will somehow become a thing given by merit but power is neverbased on merit it is based on privilege and money and in the very best case scenario, what we might call merit based growth, it is based off pure dumb luck and not since The Hunger Games have I seen a book about the future lean into that reality So I suppose what I m trying to say is that every story in this book is about genetic engineering, but every story in this book is also about the people who wield power It is frighteningly rational that one man makes an impact on every story in this book, sometimes criticizing and sometimes normalizing but never, ever giving up the power he has been given by a society desperate for a guide T H E S T O R I E S I ve talked about thematic overlays, but each story stands fairly well on its own too The first story follows Julia and Evan, semi identical twins semi merged in a landmark surgery The second story follows Gabrielle, a girl who is definitely not morally good, and also Oppression The third story should not be spoiled, and contains a lot of very fucked up religious overtones, and the title is an allusion to The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock. I have seen them riding seaward on the wavesCombing the white hair of the waves blown backWhen the wind blows the water white and black.We have lingered in the chambers of the seaBy sea girls wreathed with seaweed red and brownTill human voices wake us, and we drown. The fourth section is my favorite of the book, and I just realized it possibly accidentally follows the plotline of the poem, and human beings will always alienate those with different brains The fifth section is the second section again, evangelism of the normal And then sixth section is reverse colonialism, and a reverse of the fifth story and the second, and I found that confusing at first, but in the end I found it a brilliant commentary on the human tendency to reverse prejudices to where they suit us Who is human and who is subhuman is a matter of opinion no matter what side it comes from This had a few sections I just wished went further, and I m not sure everyone will enjoy it, but I would highly recommend to anyone intrigued by the earlier description release date 4 Dec 2018 Arc received from the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review. Blog Twitter Instagram Youtube flag 106 likesLike see review View all 9 comments May 30, 2018 Amber The Book Bratz rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 reads, netgalley, reviewed, young adult The full review can be found at The Book Bratz This book was absolutely amazing Spanning over hundred of years it shows the evolution of humanity with the advances in science that have been made This book was brilliant and thought provoking as well as terrifying and undeniably real This book is something that can t be missed in 2018 2019 I didn t realize this was an anthology when I had requested it, so I was a little skeptical since I am not the biggest fan of anthologies but Ohmygod The full review can be found at The Book Bratz This book was absolutely amazing Spanning over hundred of years it shows the evolution of humanity with the advances in science that have been made This book was brilliant and thought provoking as well as terrifying and undeniably real This book is something that can t be missed in 2018 2019 I didn t realize this was an anthology when I had requested it, so I was a little skeptical since I am not the biggest fan of anthologies but Ohmygod The stories interconnect with a Reverend and his daughter over hundred of years worth of time Stronger, Faster and More Beautiful was captivating, I couldn t read it fast enough and I was sad when I finished because I really wanted If you think about it, a lot of the things that Dayton talks about in this book are already happening or on their way of happening so her ideas aren t far fetched in the least My favorite story in this anthology had to have been the last one It s set far into the future where there is a huge divide between genetically modified humans and protos humans that have never been altered It brings up the question of what species is superior and if genetically altered people are a whole new species with in themselves Stronger, Faster and More Beautiful brings up an array of questions as you read It makes you think about the future and how things can go horribly wrong It brings up with question of whether or not any of these things ethical and where the cut off is for ethical and unethical modifications This book will be one to stand out in my mind for a long time to come and it will with out a doubt stay in everyone else s mind as well flag 94 likesLike see review Jun 13, 2018 Arlen rated it it was amazing review of another edition Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys DaytonPublication date December 4, 2018Read courtesy of NetGalleyFAN TAS TIC There was a tadd of a thread throughout this book of consecutive stories Amazingly well done and thoroughly enjoyable I will definitely be getting this for my library Each story could be a stand alone, but they are also smoothly interwoven and thought provoking The first vaccine, first heart transplant, and first clone remember Dolly the Sheep perpetua Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys DaytonPublication date December 4, 2018Read courtesy of NetGalleyFAN TAS TIC There was a tadd of a thread throughout this book of consecutive stories Amazingly well done and thoroughly enjoyable I will definitely be getting this for my library Each story could be a stand alone, but they are also smoothly interwoven and thought provoking The first vaccine, first heart transplant, and first clone remember Dolly the Sheep perpetuated the human ability to dream of a stronger, faster and beautiful human Dayton has helped us imagine some of the future possibilities, and some we d like, while others we d find quite disturbing And that s the point to consider what our tinkering could mean to our future Butterfly effect, ripple effect, call it what you want, but Dayton masterfully creates realistic what ifs realistic what ifs is that an oxymoron I enjoyed every story in here None of it felt redundant, repetitive, or reused The uniqueness of each possible inevitably another oxymoron kept me turning those pages Bravo, Ms Dayton I accept the challenge to work through these oxymorons in the hopes that it keeps humans from simply becoming morons intentional spelling flag 91 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Oct 01, 2018 Kaylie shihtzusdokviews rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves arc, netgalley, 5 star reads, fiction, science ficiton, young adult, sabr reviewed Full review I m not going to lie I 100% requested this book on the basis of the synopsisor should I say, one sentence in the synopsis 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 Are you sold yet Because I definitely was.The anthology takes place in Full review I m not going to lie I 100% requested this book on the basis of the synopsisor should I say, one sentence in the synopsis 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 Are you sold yet Because I definitely was.The anthology takes place in the terrifyingly not so distant future, follows 6 independent yet interconnected stories with origin stories ranging from medical experimentation to life saving procedures after a devastating accident to something else entirely My mind is blown by how much I enjoyed this novel It was fascinating, thought provoking, and one of the few books that I ve read lately that I literally couldn t put to rest When I wasn t reading it, I was talking to anyone that I possibly could about it while trying to stay spoiler free, which is much harder than you d think It brings forth so many fantastic questions, mostly related to the quest for perfection and the definition of humanity In addition to developing a captivating topic itself, the author did such a fantastic job at providing each character with their own voice, distinctly unique to them It never felt repetitive, and I felt that if I stopped in the middle of a chapter, I could still pop back in and know exactly who was speaking.In short, this book was incredibly stimulating, entertaining, and just plain addictive and I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy once available Thank you so much to the publisher and Netgalley for providing my review copy All thoughts are my own flag 56 likesLike see review Dec 06, 2018 Tatiana rated it it was ok Recommends it for readers who think Cinder is good sci fi Recommended to Tatiana by Kirkus Shelves book club, starred 2018, sci fi, 2018, ya, romancelandia, 4 If your publisher recommends your book to fans of television shows Black Mirror and Westworld and your book s blurb says 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 for If your publisher recommends your book to fans of television shows Black Mirror and Westworld and your book s blurb says 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 , you d better deliver something superb, which Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is definitely not Instead, it takes the issue of genetic and physical modification, and examines the absolutely most basic moral questions associated with it, while framing in within the most basic tropes of YA fiction If you can only assess the pitfalls of genetic engineering via stories about bullying, bad teen dates, kissing, Bible thumping religious zealots who have nothing interesting to say from a religious perspective beside monsters , and Russian gangsters doing bad things while speaking incorrect Russian PET PEEVE alert you, as an author, are out of your depth Sorry Who s done this thing better For one, check out Paolo Bacigalupi s work Tool of War for teens, The Wind Up Girl , The Fluted Girl for adults Or, the queen Margaret Atwood her MaddAdam trilogy.Images of the fluted girl and chikinobs are forever seared in my psyche Thanks a lot, Paolo and Margaret flag 51 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Jun 27, 2018 Dirk rated it it was amazing I just finished Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton received an ARC from the publisher I LOVE this book I could not put it down I have read all of Arwen Dayton s books and am addicted to her imagination, characters and stories They take me on a journey whereby I feel I am watching a great film when reading.With these several stories, the author took me on fascinating adventures and got me to consider and look at new viewpoints on science, progress, bodies and moral ch I just finished Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton received an ARC from the publisher I LOVE this book I could not put it down I have read all of Arwen Dayton s books and am addicted to her imagination, characters and stories They take me on a journey whereby I feel I am watching a great film when reading.With these several stories, the author took me on fascinating adventures and got me to consider and look at new viewpoints on science, progress, bodies and moral choices Arwen Dayton s writings take me inside of her character s often unspoken thoughts, hopes and sensations even when somewhat taboo, personal or even unattractive She makes me want to be with them and feel what they are feeling The excitement of early or first love jitters and nervousness is written wonderfully I am intrigued with the relationships as they develop and the moments of jealousy and wondering who will end up with who and the hoping, but not knowing I admire how the author deals with injury, death, destruction and ugliness as well as how she brought me into this world with the smells, visuals and even horror I see and feel it as I read it.I also enjoyed the hopefulness at the end of each story as well as the promise of a new chapter for each of the characters Each story within the book feels like a film or the basis of one as there is a universe for each even though they are all related and tie together I feel like I am watching a film when reading and can t wait to find out what happens next I find them very inspiring.And, like a true book addict I want flag 49 likesLike see review Jun 26, 2018 Sarah Forester rated it it was amazing I was given an ARC of SFMB by a friend and read it last week on vacation I m intrigued with the idea of genetic modification, and since I enjoyed the Seeker series, I was eager to dip into another of Dayton s worlds.What a ride SFMB was incredible The Dolphin Boy story no spoilers was by far my favorite This book is about a future that is both exciting and terrifying I loved it flag 47 likesLike see review Jun 27, 2018 Sherry Larson rated it it was amazing Book Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys DaytonI thought this was one of the most imaginative books I have read in a long time Very different from her Seeker Series, though they were also imaginative In many ways this book is disturbing, dealing with real possibilities in our future and because I can see how something potentially great can get really screwed up depending on who uses it and for what purpose Enjoyable, out there read flag 43 likesLike see review Jul 13, 2018 Tina Gundy rated it it was amazing review of another edition Stronger, Fast, and More Beautiful is an intriguing read It will leave you wondering how far we can and will take genetic engineering human modification Just because we can, does it mean we should The book consists of six parts containing different stories that are related to the main idea genetic engineering modification The beginning started a little slow for my taste but as the stories continued, I found I could not put the book down Each story was unique If you enjoy Sci Fi stories t Stronger, Fast, and More Beautiful is an intriguing read It will leave you wondering how far we can and will take genetic engineering human modification Just because we can, does it mean we should The book consists of six parts containing different stories that are related to the main idea genetic engineering modification The beginning started a little slow for my taste but as the stories continued, I found I could not put the book down Each story was unique If you enjoy Sci Fi stories that are focused on genetics or thought provoking books, you will enjoy this one You will find yourself asking questions throughout the book such as Do our genetic defects makes us who we are Without modern medicine, how many of us would be here Should we be prolonging life Modification genetic engineering is already happening, but at what point will it stop Who says what is ethical in medicine and where the line is drawn How will humans ruin this I hope there is a follow up book This would make a wonderful TV mini series movie if done right meaning The Wachowski s Trigger warnings parental advisory swearing, some sexual situations making out, touching, pairing up to mate , religion a reverend is tied in with the stories , death, some violent situations accidents, slaves, killing Overall, I give the book 4 stars and recommend it.I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review flag 42 likesLike see review Oct 20, 2018 Molly rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2018, netgalley, science fiction, fiction This book, a set of short ish stories set in the distant future when gene editing has become a reality, is unexpectedly sweet and terrifying all at once I don t want to say much about the plots, as it is honestly such a delight to read one of the best books I have read this year, hands down flag 42 likesLike see review Jun 27, 2018 Andrea Reader rated it it was amazing I read an Arc copy and couldn t put it down It has everything in it that I love The reality of what the future brings, great love story and heart I have been telling everyone about this book flag 39 likesLike see review Jun 28, 2018 Alexandra rated it it was amazing I was so pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this book I was given an ARC by the publisher, and having really enjoyed Dayton s Seeker series, I thought this would be of a similar ilk It s just completely different, and really really special.As some other reviewers have stated, yes, it is in the same family as the Black Mirrors of today, but Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is a intimate look at the good, the bad and the gnarly of where technology could take us These several sh I was so pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this book I was given an ARC by the publisher, and having really enjoyed Dayton s Seeker series, I thought this would be of a similar ilk It s just completely different, and really really special.As some other reviewers have stated, yes, it is in the same family as the Black Mirrors of today, but Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is a intimate look at the good, the bad and the gnarly of where technology could take us These several short stories are interconnected by the advancing world they live in, and even though you only have a short while with each, Dayton draws you in to every reality and emotionally connects you with the main characters instantly I couldn t put it down, and, in fact, was left wishing there was I wanted to learn about the world, about the later fate of each character The book left me with my own thoughts and imagination sparked.Can t wait to re read or listen to the audiobook when it s actually released 5 stars flag 37 likesLike see review Sep 22, 2018 Sheryle rated it it was amazing Shelves netgalley Wow This book was a winner from the first page to the last Each of the six stories was so interesting on its own, but, tied together by a thin and frightening thread, they made up a truly remarkable story Before starting the book I thought it was going to be on the light side perhaps looking at how physical modifications might effect one person at a time, in both the near and distant future Instead, it took a much broader look at what could happen throughout the world of the futur Wow This book was a winner from the first page to the last Each of the six stories was so interesting on its own, but, tied together by a thin and frightening thread, they made up a truly remarkable story Before starting the book I thought it was going to be on the light side perhaps looking at how physical modifications might effect one person at a time, in both the near and distant future Instead, it took a much broader look at what could happen throughout the world of the future By telling these six stories, each further into the future, the reader is taken on a wild ride of just because we can, does that mean we should This well written, fast paced book was hard to put down and will stay with you long after it is finished It is definitely not to be missed My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book flag 37 likesLike see review Jun 29, 2018 Alice rated it it was amazing A subtle wisdom weaves its way through the interconnected stories that make up Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful What will be the outcome of genetic modification of bodies when the world has not yet caught up with knowledge of the humanities and ethics What is the effect of these developments on human beings and their ability to love without reservation Dayton s writing contains wit, humor and a vital intelligence, drawing characters from the inside out, giving us the gift of feeling wha A subtle wisdom weaves its way through the interconnected stories that make up Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful What will be the outcome of genetic modification of bodies when the world has not yet caught up with knowledge of the humanities and ethics What is the effect of these developments on human beings and their ability to love without reservation Dayton s writing contains wit, humor and a vital intelligence, drawing characters from the inside out, giving us the gift of feeling what they feel, so we can t help but fully embrace them and their stories The dialogue is real and pulls us along with just enough action and suspense, a little bit of outer space gore, and a whole lot of understanding of human beings People made into machines, machines that are part people, technology that does not exist, but could And in the first story Spirit Technology that saves lives but then develops to a point of madness, even while linked intrinsically with aesthetics What is the effect on religion and how does religion affect these events One character appears throughout all the stories, Tad Tadd, a religious extremist who has inspired genetic modification into the future This character, well delineated in Part Three, becomes a shadow, a myth and an idol as the book progresses through Part Six A quote from Dr Seuss, From there to here From here to there Funny things are everywhere, heads the last chapter Anyone who has read One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish as a child has come to believe that life can assume any shape or form This is almost ironic in the light of Dayton s last story which is a slap at eugenics and contains little humor but much lyricism There is quite a lot of witty dialogue in the earlier stories, which carries one along like a little inner ribbon of light In the last story the fanciful, yet fated creatures are the product of man s arrogance, an insatiable vanity, and one can feel Greek tragedy in the background, man s hubris having led him to these extremes but unlike the sad Greeks, people emerge with love as eternal answer, not bowing down to any god, real or artificial Bravo Ms Dayton Her best book yet A clich I couldn t put it down I am guilty flag 28 likesLike see review Dec 03, 2018 Shannon It Starts At Midnight rated it it was amazing You can find the full review and all the fancy and or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Where oh where to begin Well, let s start with how fabulous this was, and then actually, let s just never stop In fact, when trying to write about it, all I can come up with are things that make me want to shove this into your hands immediately, so let s just go with that, yeah Great Reasons to grab thyself a copy ASAP It is terrifyingly plausible how human beings would do both t You can find the full review and all the fancy and or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Where oh where to begin Well, let s start with how fabulous this was, and then actually, let s just never stop In fact, when trying to write about it, all I can come up with are things that make me want to shove this into your hands immediately, so let s just go with that, yeah Great Reasons to grab thyself a copy ASAP It is terrifyingly plausible how human beings would do both the most amazing and most awful things with medical science Ah, we humans are a fun bunch, no We can be giving and caring to a fault we can be cruel and selfish just as easily Add messing with actual biology to it Oh you know that is going to be a trip We as a species rarely have the self awareness to realize that we re crossing lines or going too far And this book showcases it all the good, the bad, the morally gray And there s nothing I love better than the morally gray The format is fun It s actually not one story, but six separate stories artfully tied together They all connect, but they re all their own entities It s extremely well done, too I have read books like this before that didn t quite hit the mark in this regard the stories either felt too disconnected or too similar but the author truly does this format justice I knew I was in the same world, the same overall novel, but each story seemed new and exciting Incidentally, my favorites are the first and last they re kind of perfect I had many feelings, so many feelings Obviously this book is thought provoking, but than that, it s emotive Which is no small feat considering the stories were all separate No matter, I cared about each one of them There was honestly nothing I didn t like Like okay, guys There were bird people in this book and I didn t hate them Do you understand the significance It is real The science stuff was so freaking fascinating You can tell that the author really did her homework, because wow, it was handled well Also, there s an interesting twin scenario that sent me down a very long hole and I have zero regrets Nothing ever seemed too simplistic, nor too hard to follow I was basically unable to put the thing down I so, so badly needed to know what was going to be the next bonkers thing that human beings did, that I kept one chapter ing it And at the same time, I wanted it to go on forever because frankly, I could have read 100 stories about this world, especially the way the author made me care about the characters so quickly P.S If you weren t necessarily the biggest fan of Seeker , but this sounds up your alley, I urge you to try it I was a little hesitant but I am so, so glad that I did One of the best books of the year for me Bottom Line Oh for goodness sake, just read the thing If you like sci fi, or futuristic stuff, or just find human behavior interesting, this is absolutely a book you don t want to miss flag 21 likesLike see review Dec 29, 2018 Jasmine rated it it was amazing Shelves deserve readers, ebooks ibooks, happy ending, highly recommend, kindle, light read, netgalley, positive ideas, read to review, realism Never did I expect how GOOD this book would be and I was far from being disappointed by it Highly recommended this one if you were a huge sci fi AI lover You d be amazed by the potential artificial intelligence may have someday in the near future Full review to come flag 14 likesLike see review Dec 05, 2018 Christy rated it it was amazing review of another edition I finished this in a DAY and did not want to put it down Told in an expanding universe where bioengineering continues to test the limits of humanism and humans inevitably act like humans, this story is so real and yet unlike anything else I ve ever read Don t sleep on this beauty flag 13 likesLike see review Oct 23, 2018 Vicky Who Reads rated it liked it Shelves drcs 3 starsI was so excited for this one and very much expecting to love it, so I was really sad that it didn t completely click for me.I think a lot of people will love it see Lili Utopia State of Mind who wrote this wonderful review here but I think it just didn t click with me, honestly.The concept was perfect and something I totally could have loved a set of multigenerational stories about the effects of altering humans so they re, well, stronger, faster, and beautiful.I m a huge sci f 3 starsI was so excited for this one and very much expecting to love it, so I was really sad that it didn t completely click for me.I think a lot of people will love it see Lili Utopia State of Mind who wrote this wonderful review here but I think it just didn t click with me, honestly.The concept was perfect and something I totally could have loved a set of multigenerational stories about the effects of altering humans so they re, well, stronger, faster, and beautiful.I m a huge sci fi fan so I love anything a little speculative and a little science based and very commentary based about science I think it s interesting and if you re someone who likes this too, then keep on reading because this still might be for you.And the ideas Dayton incorporated were awesome lots of plotlines explored with the different effects of this on so many groups of people through many many years It let Dayton explore a very dynamic set of problems, and this was a super unique take.But ultimately, this is what made this book s downfall for me I felt like Dayton never really went enough in depth in each topic, but rather brushed over each one in the stories.There were six stories and some of them were really brief, and others were a little too long in my opinion the Russian one near the end especially I think the lengths were very dynamic and it didn t really link up for me.Similarly, it also felt pretty segmented, and even though I see where Dayton added overlaps plot wise I felt like the subtext and the symbols of each story didn t perfectly match up or link as well as I wanted it to.I don t know, I guess I m not huge on the short stories concept and I kind of would have preferred a traditional format with a central plotline I don t think Dayton executed this badly, but I just also don t think that it was what I was expecting, and that threw me off guard.Yet, it still remains that the concept was really interesting and strong, and I think the impact was one of the highlights of this book It made me think a lot about the idea of altering humans and how one small thing for medicine can lead to a lot of greater implications in the future.I think what Dayton did cover was done well, and I am a bit picky for wanting.This would definitely appeal to someone who 1 is ready for that short story format and 2 is interested in reading about this topic.Overall, I still had a good time reading and sped through this book I would definitely recommend Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful to people who find the concept and premise interesting and is ready to really explore a wide range of topics over a long period of time and see some of the implications of this, but maybe not go so deep into it that things become overly complicated.Thank you so much to Random House and Netgalley for providing me with a digital review copy in exchange for an honest review Blog Instagram Twitter flag 13 likesLike see review Nov 14, 2018 USOM rated it it was amazing Disclaimer I received this free book from Netgalley This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest There are so many brilliant things to say about Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful While this collection is six separate stories, they are interwoven throughout a common thread We can appreciate the distance between the stories, as well as the similarities It never felt disjointed, just like separate parts of this immense gorgeous robotic machine working in harmony What I ad Disclaimer I received this free book from Netgalley This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest There are so many brilliant things to say about Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful While this collection is six separate stories, they are interwoven throughout a common thread We can appreciate the distance between the stories, as well as the similarities It never felt disjointed, just like separate parts of this immense gorgeous robotic machine working in harmony What I adored is how unique this book feels Everything from the format to the ideas.full review flag 13 likesLike see review Nov 06, 2018 Rebecca Allen rated it it was amazing Shelves reviewed books I requested this book from NetGalley based on a recommendation from an author I love An alternately charming and horrifying exploration of what it means to be human and how far we ll go in pursuit of personal and societal perfection I devoured this book Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I DarkenIt lived up to that The book is a series of short stories, each with a different set of characters living out possible futures that employ today s emerging technologies mor I requested this book from NetGalley based on a recommendation from an author I love An alternately charming and horrifying exploration of what it means to be human and how far we ll go in pursuit of personal and societal perfection I devoured this book Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I DarkenIt lived up to that The book is a series of short stories, each with a different set of characters living out possible futures that employ today s emerging technologies broadly The stories range from the near future with small changes to the human body driving heart felt debates on morality and policy, to hundreds of years from now when human bodies are markedly different from what they are now Each story stands on its own, yet as a whole, they hold together to give the book a satisfying end.Each story highlights one aspect of emerging technology genetic manipulation, organ transplant, extreme modification of the human body As a writer of science fiction, I found the possibilities fascinating As a reader and mom, I found them terrifying This is a great book to get teens thinking through their point of view on how we should use the technology currently being developed.Find reviews of great young adult and middle grade books at TheWingedPen flag 13 likesLike see review Jul 08, 2018 Sky Morfopoulos rated it it was amazing I received and ARC from the publisher and found this to be a fascinating read Arwen Dayton is an incredibly imaginative writer, and I found several of the stories take twists and turns that I hadn t expected In some ways the subjects are grotesque and uncomfortable, but there is also a gritty realness to her writing which allows her characters to live and breath amongst us Her understanding of human nature and why people act as they do is impressive We see this manifested in each of her char I received and ARC from the publisher and found this to be a fascinating read Arwen Dayton is an incredibly imaginative writer, and I found several of the stories take twists and turns that I hadn t expected In some ways the subjects are grotesque and uncomfortable, but there is also a gritty realness to her writing which allows her characters to live and breath amongst us Her understanding of human nature and why people act as they do is impressive We see this manifested in each of her characters by the ways they interact with each other and by the decisions they make.One of my favourite things about Dayton s writing is how approachable and fast paced it is Though each of the stories in this book could stand alone, there is a thread of commonality that has been woven between them which kept me rapidly reading to find out what came next In some ways this book is terrifying, but only in that it approaches the subject of medical ethics in a way that is actually very real and possible in the near future I found it posed questions that we may all have to confront as technology continues to race ahead, and gets us to consider at what point do we allow technology to trump morality I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it I can t wait to see what Dayton comes out with next flag 13 likesLike see review Oct 30, 2018 Samadhi rated it it was amazing Shelves dystopian This was such an awesome book I takes place in different parts of the future and all of the stories are connected by one guy In the future people are changing the way they look and its crazy to the point where they might not even look human Everyone should definetely read this book flag 13 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 11, 2018 The Captain rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves sci fi Ahoy there me mateys I received this sci fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review So here be me honest musings.This novel contains six interconnected stories that showcase the possibilities and potential problems that could result from medical science Apparently the author s first thought when reading about gene editing was This is it We ll be able to eradicate disease, extend our lives, turn humans into superhumans Her second thought was We will definitely find s Ahoy there me mateys I received this sci fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review So here be me honest musings.This novel contains six interconnected stories that showcase the possibilities and potential problems that could result from medical science Apparently the author s first thought when reading about gene editing was This is it We ll be able to eradicate disease, extend our lives, turn humans into superhumans Her second thought was We will definitely find some way of messing this up in a spectacular fashion She uses this novel to explore the space between the two thoughts.This was an engrossing read whose beautiful writing kept me captivated The six parts explore organ transplants, synthetic organs and robotic parts, religious questions surrounding medical ethics, genetically designed children, cryonics, and body modifications But this list does not do these stories justice.Because behind the background of the medical and scientific marvels posed by each chapter, ye also get a brilliant look at the human morals, personalities, and conflicts involved Each section poses new questions All questions are challenging The answers are unexpected or non existent or both This book makes the reader think and feel Each jump in time and technology is plausible because of what came before And yet when the end is reached, the landscape seems unfathomable And possible at the same time.I highly recommend this book Part four was me favourite though all of it was so very good Words don t really do it justice It has to be experienced A fantastic book that the whole crew should read.So lastly.Thank you Random House Children s Delacorte Press Side note much thanks to me matey, Paul paul spicks for making me aware of this book s existence Arrr Check out me other reviews at flag 12 likesLike see review Jul 31, 2018 Theresa rated it it was amazing Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful Hardcover by Arwen Elys Dayton This is a compilation of stories in the book, loosely tied to each other because of the idea and premise that human adaptation will change the world as we understand Part One Matched PairA set of semi identical twins are dying They are losing a battle against their own bodies, but its opposing parts that are failing So the doctors propose a solution, combine them to save one But which would you save, which is viable Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful Hardcover by Arwen Elys Dayton This is a compilation of stories in the book, loosely tied to each other because of the idea and premise that human adaptation will change the world as we understand Part One Matched PairA set of semi identical twins are dying They are losing a battle against their own bodies, but its opposing parts that are failing So the doctors propose a solution, combine them to save one But which would you save, which is viable The real question is how does a young child comprehend that his sibling needs to die so he could live This is a great theoretical proportionate to the idea of medical intervention and our responsibility to life Part TwoSt LudmillaThe idea that we can repair ourselves, change our appearance to the point of an entirely different race of man would come out of it How much of this is humanity how much are we creations of our own making This shows how survival is not always the easiest part of living after a tragedy, its coming to grips with what you have faced and how you have faced it Part ThreeThe Reverend Mr Tad and Tadd s love storyThe corruption of belief, the rejection of new ideals makes some pretty heavy and enterprising installments of social changes Reverend Tad has jumped on the bandwagon that those who have chosen to go beyond their normal life span, or genetic preponderance are evil He has made a fortune spouting his soapbox beliefs The problem is, he is a fraud This story is a great look at human acceptance, and the ability of the public to accept and adapt to social changes caused by technology and advancement Part Four Eight Waded The idiomatic adaptation of the mind is brought to question How do you accept physiological and psychological change in a drastic nature How do you survive when life had brought to question all that matters Part Five CaliforniaPower corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutely The idea that humanity is lost because of political affiliation, or the psychological change of humanity Russia has returned, it uses the technology at their disposal to change humanity They take those deemed unfit for Russian society, those out side the law, or from another jurisdiction and transform them into the partial robotic slaves Using them to forced labor, and subjection of social ridicule The idea is what is humanity, and what is political power Part SixCuriosities There is a division in society, those they deem human and those that don t Never allowing the inhuman to touch the human, caging them behind force fields, and social walls Yet when crisis comes they are left with needing the help of those they deem unworthy Showing the meaning of humanity and having compassion for others flag 12 likesLike see review Nov 12, 2018 Paul rated it it was amazing Every story is a bittersweet satisfaction A try for perfection, yet a dash towards a possible cliff.Highly recommended for high school students and beyond The speculative and dystopian fan will jump to this book.For my full review all my reviews flag 12 likesLike see review Jan 21, 2019 Charlie Anders rated it it was amazing This book is unlike any YA novel, or for that matter any science fiction book, I ve read lately Dayton writes a series of self contained stories about people whose minds and bodies have been enhanced with genetic engineering, transgenic alterations and cybernetics, and each story contains some of the wonder, and some of the horror, of upgrading your body Read together, these six stories add up to a kind of future history of human augmentation, with each story going further into the future an This book is unlike any YA novel, or for that matter any science fiction book, I ve read lately Dayton writes a series of self contained stories about people whose minds and bodies have been enhanced with genetic engineering, transgenic alterations and cybernetics, and each story contains some of the wonder, and some of the horror, of upgrading your body Read together, these six stories add up to a kind of future history of human augmentation, with each story going further into the future and tackling thorny and potentially nightmarish scenarios The story of Alexios, a hyperintelligent dolphin human hybrid who lives among dolphins and manatees, is both lovely and chilling, and Dayton does a fantastic job of conjuring what it might be like to communicate with sea creatures and live in the ocean There s also a story about slut shaming and cyborg bashing in high school that feels all too real Jake, a cyborg who s enslaved and forced to mine platinum in the asteroid belt, is a super grounded and believable character, too There are hints of dystopian YA in some of these stories, but they refuse to sit entirely inside the dystopian box These stories are gorgeous and haunting, and there s a good reason this book is being hailed as great science fiction for all ages Definitely worth checking out flag 11 likesLike see review Jul 12, 2018 Thomas rated it really liked it Sometimes it s nice just to read a finely written extrapolation of a simple scientific idea Thankfully Arwen is able to create compelling characters and imaginative scenarios in which to explore her interest in this case genetic modification of humanity.It s a bit like Cloud Atlas meets Black Mirror, episodic in structure jumping through time into an unknown future Asks some pretty big questions, and isn t overtly ideological, so a quick read that manages to stimulate the mind Recommend flag 10 likesLike see review Jun 06, 2018 Marochka rated it really liked it Shelves young adult, standalone, science fiction, review, eng, dystopia 7 10 flag 10 likesLike see review Jan 27, 2019 Liz Barnsley rated it it was amazing This was a genuinely thought provoking and highly engaging set of six stories, imagining a future where bodily enhancement is off the scale, offering both huge advantage but also distinct ethical issues.The author takes us into the future, first just a little and then further and further down a dark and twisted path for humanity Each story tells the tale of one affected character, each is utterly compelling and intriguingly believable, offering up human drama on a quietly emotional scale.Linked This was a genuinely thought provoking and highly engaging set of six stories, imagining a future where bodily enhancement is off the scale, offering both huge advantage but also distinct ethical issues.The author takes us into the future, first just a little and then further and further down a dark and twisted path for humanity Each story tells the tale of one affected character, each is utterly compelling and intriguingly believable, offering up human drama on a quietly emotional scale.Linked by one religious figure and his daughter, the lyrical and involving prose digs you deep into each separate narrative, from a quirky edgy kind of love story to the boy who talks with dolphins and beyond Each separate tale is fascinating, darkly beautiful and will make you really consider how far might be just too far.Stronger Faster and More Beautiful is a cautionary tale of our time, done with intuitively intelligent questioning, of the reader, of our world and of exactly what it is that makes us human.Completely brilliant Highly Recommended especially if you like your reading to challenge your thinking flag 10 likesLike see review Deanna Looking forward to your review Happy to see 5 stars Jan 27, 2019 06 35PM Aug 06, 2018 Donna Foster rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves review Full of creative talent in bringing altered life and new insights into futuristic reading flag 9 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Den of Geek Book Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful Post Your Reviews 2 5 Jan 30, 2019 10 41AM Did anyone find this Book extremely bizarre and or slightly scary 2 4 Jan 24, 2019 06 42AM Mock Printz 2019 December Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton 5 81 Dec 18, 2018 10 16AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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        Arwen Elys Dayton is best known for her 2012 novel Resurrection and the YA Seeker trilogy She began her career as a teenage staff writer at a foundation that produced Peabody Award winning educational shows for PBS Soon afterward, she began writing novels.She spends months doing research for her stories Her explorations have taken her around the world to places like the Great Pyramid which she Arwen Elys Dayton is best known for her 2012 novel Resurrection and the YA Seeker trilogy She began her career as a teenage staff writer at a foundation that produced Peabody Award winning educational shows for PBS Soon afterward, she began writing novels.She spends months doing research for her stories Her explorations have taken her around the world to places like the Great Pyramid which she explored by flashlight when researching Resurrection , Hong Kong and its many islands, lots of ruined castles in Scotland, and the cold cities around the Baltic Sea She enjoys creating complete worlds inhabited by characters who charm, frustrate or inspire.Arwen lives with her husband and their three children on the West Coast of the United States You can visit her at arwenelysdayton and follow arwenelysdayton on Instagram, or reach her by email at arwenelysdayton gmail.She is represented by Jodi Reamer at Writers House


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    1. Does that mean that humans, as a race, have allowed imagination and beauty to infiltrate their lives with each passing generation Or have they destroyed imagination and beauty by capturing and codifying them In which case am I the final result I absolutely loved this.So this is an exploration of the world in the future, with technology but mostly with genetic engineering but there s something about it that really made it stick out for me throughout, this leaned into discussions of pri


    2. The full review can be found at The Book Bratz This book was absolutely amazing Spanning over hundred of years it shows the evolution of humanity with the advances in science that have been made This book was brilliant and thought provoking as well as terrifying and undeniably real This book is something that can t be missed in 2018 2019 I didn t realize this was an anthology when I had requested it, so I was a little skeptical since I am not the biggest fan of anthologies but Ohmygod The full [...]


    3. Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys DaytonPublication date December 4, 2018Read courtesy of NetGalleyFAN TAS TIC There was a tadd of a thread throughout this book of consecutive stories Amazingly well done and thoroughly enjoyable I will definitely be getting this for my library Each story could be a stand alone, but they are also smoothly interwoven and thought provoking The first vaccine, first heart transplant, and first clone remember Dolly the Sheep perpetua Stronger, Faster, [...]


    4. Full review I m not going to lie I 100% requested this book on the basis of the synopsisor should I say, one sentence in the synopsis 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 Are you sold yet Because I definitely was.The anthology takes place in Full review I m not going to lie I 100% requested [...]


    5. If your publisher recommends your book to fans of television shows Black Mirror and Westworld and your book s blurb says 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 for


    6. I just finished Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton received an ARC from the publisher I LOVE this book I could not put it down I have read all of Arwen Dayton s books and am addicted to her imagination, characters and stories They take me on a journey whereby I feel I am watching a great film when reading.With these several stories, the author took me on fascinating adventures and got me to consider and look at new viewpoints on science, progress, bodies and moral ch I jus [...]


    7. I was given an ARC of SFMB by a friend and read it last week on vacation I m intrigued with the idea of genetic modification, and since I enjoyed the Seeker series, I was eager to dip into another of Dayton s worlds.What a ride SFMB was incredible The Dolphin Boy story no spoilers was by far my favorite This book is about a future that is both exciting and terrifying I loved it.


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