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By Nancy Kress

Discussed January 2000

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Discussion Questions

  1. In terms of the political/bureaucratic blindness in the book - how close to reality do you think it may be?
  2. What do you think of the surgical techniques used in the book - both on humans and animals?
  3. What are your thoughts on Cameron's concentration on dancing which seems to be mostly exclusive of all other issues and circumstances around him?
  4. What do you think of the language shifts that seem to have happened in a mere couple of decades?
  5. What do you think of the term Blithe to describe glb people?
  6. Do you think Shana's attitude due to her youth may be common of the young people of the era of the book?
  7. Do you believe the society of the time of the book is capable of pulling itself out of it's dire circumstances or are they doomed to eventually perish?

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