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Falling Free

Bujold, Lois McMaster (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Leo Graf was just your average highly efficient engineer: min your own business, fix what's wrong and move on to the next job. Everything neat and according to spec, just the way he liked it. But all that changed on his assignment to the Cay Habitat. Could you just stand there and allow the exploitation of hundreds of helpless children merely to enhance the bottom line of a heartless mega-corporation? Leo Graf adopted a thousand quaddies -- now all he had to do was teach them to be free.
Authors: Bujold, Lois McMaster
Title: Falling free
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Pub. ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, 2008, c1988
Characteristics: 307 p. ;,18 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Lois McMaster Bujold
Notes: "A Baen books original"--T. p. verso
Cover art by Kurt Miller
Additional Contributors: Miller, Kurt J.
ISBN: 9781416555469
1416555463
Branch Call Number: SF BUJOLD 2008
Subject Headings: Mutation (Biology) Fiction Bioengineering Fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Topical Term: Mutation (Biology)
Bioengineering
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Genetic engineering has permitted the development of a breed of humans tailored for zero-gravity--``quaddies'' with four grasping appendages instead of two arms and two legs. Now the development of artificial gravity has made them obsolete.


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A brilliant award-winning novel by one of the great masters of science fiction, Falling Free details the story of the "Quaddies," genetically modified humans specifically created to live and work in zero- G. What happens to them when they are suddenly rendered redundant by the invention of artificial gravity? And what happens also to the normal human engineer sent to work with them? A fantastic novel set as a prequel to the Vorkisigan universe.

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can't wait to read it!

Jun 12, 2012
  • monikak1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

fun, fun, fun to read

Jun 07, 2012
  • B2K2rEaD rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Stand alone or Prequel, this is very well crafted & perfect reading

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