Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful

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"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.' Dayton's newest is imagination at its best and most terrifying. I devoured this book." --Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 141 x 208 x 32mm | 382g
  • Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
  • English
  • 1984831968
  • 9781984831965
  • 447,457

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A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2018
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018

"Powerful, poignant, and action-packed, Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is an exciting sci-fi adventure."-Bustle

"Appealing to fans of Black Mirror and Westworld, it's a thrilling read that explores an exciting and terrifying near-future."-Paste

"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.... Deeply thoughtful, poignant, horrifying, and action-packed."-Hypable

"An exhilarating new sci-fi anthology... Crafted with a dash of Black Mirror and a wild rush of Westworld-like imagination, Dayton's visionary work of speculative fiction explores the amazing possibilities of genetic manipulation, intelligence augmentation, and life extension in all their glorious and monstrous forms, and examines the inevitable ethical paradoxes that might arise."-SYFY Wire

★ "Imaginative and incisive, this asks readers to ponder what makes us human and if we'll know when we've crossed the line, becoming something else."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred review

★ "Six stories meld perfectly together into...this speculative, thought provoking novel [that] will take readers on a frightening, remarkable journey through humanity's past, present, and possible future."-Booklist, Starred review

★ "Part cautionary tale and part ode to the inventive human spirit, Dayton's brilliant collection of stories is best described as a scientific Twilight Zone."-Publishers Weekly, Starred review

★ "Compelling and terrifying, this volume is science fiction at its finest."-SLJ, Starred review

★ "Dayton's upsettingly brilliant sci-fi what-ifs...take the human body uncomfortably into the future. From Southern California to Colorado reservations to Estonia to space platinum mines and back again, the thread of adolescent anxieties, rebellions, and meet-cutes holds things together exceptionally well even as bodies start to fall apart."-Bulletin, Starred review

"A work of unforgettable vision and imagination. This book is everything I love about science fiction." -Jay Kristoff, New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Illuminae Files

"Haunting, challenging and provocative-this is an extraordinary book. I can't stop thinking about it." -Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Illuminae Files

"Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is a remarkable book, visionary and very hard to put down. The characters live in compelling, personal stories that have relevance to the future of the human race itself." - Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Between the Stars

"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.' Dayton's newest is imagination at its best and most terrifying. I devoured this book." -Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

"A deep and suddenly necessary exploration of the beautiful and terrible futures we face. Every story leaves you desperate for more. Somehow, the further from today Dayton travels, the more real it becomes." -Hank Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

"Great science fiction inspires humanity and paints our future possibilities. In Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful, Arwen Elys Dayton explores the next era of humanity with astonishing heart, a future filled with longer lifetimes, the human-technology interface, a life free from our current physical constraints." -Peter H. Diamandis, MD, founder of XPRIZE and Singularity University and author of the New York Times bestsellers Abundance and Bold

"Bioengineering has dramatically improved the productivity and efficiency of global agriculture, while giving rise to extraordinary debate about its co
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Review quote

“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.’ Dayton’s newest is imagination at its best and most terrifying. I devoured this book.” —Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken
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About Arwen Elys Dayton

Arwen Elys Dayton is the author of the Seeker series--Seeker, Traveler, and Disruptor and the e-novella The Young Dread--as well as the stand-alone novel Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful. She spends months doing research for her stories. Her explorations have taken her around the world to places like the Great Pyramid of Giza, Hong Kong and its islands, the Baltic Sea, and many ruined castles in Scotland. Arwen lives with her husband and their three children on the West Coast of the United States. You can visit her and learn more about her books at arwendayton.com and follow @arwenelysdayton on Twitter and Instagram.
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1,724 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 28% (478)
4 38% (649)
3 24% (417)
2 8% (134)
1 3% (46)
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