Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful

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 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 ...

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Title:Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful
Author:Arwen Elys Dayton
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful Reviews

  • Molly
    Oct 20, 2018
    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, h...
  • Tatiana
    Dec 06, 2018
    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 th...
  • Marochka
    Jun 06, 2018
    7/10 ...
  • Amber (The Book Bratz)
    May 30, 2018
    The full review + more 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 undeni...
  • Arlen
    Jun 13, 2018
    Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton Publication date December 4, 2018 Read courtesy of NetGalley.com FAN-TAS-TIC!!!! There was a tadd* of a thread throughout this book of consecutive stories. Amazingly well done and thoroughly enjoyable. I will definitely ...
  • Theresa
    Jul 31, 2018
    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 Pair A set of semi-iden...
  • Paul
    Nov 12, 2018
    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: https://paulspicks.blog/2018/11/10/st... ...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Dec 03, 2018
    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 w...
  • USOM
    Nov 14, 2018
    (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...
  • Thomas
    Jul 12, 2018
    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 Atl...
  • Christy
    Dec 05, 2018
    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! ...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Jan 27, 2019
    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 fur...
  • Andrea Reader
    Jun 27, 2018
    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! ...
  • Sheryle
    Sep 22, 2018
    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 more on the light side; ...
  • Donna Foster
    Aug 06, 2018
    Full of creative talent in bringing altered life and new insights into futuristic reading. ...
  • Jasmine
    Dec 29, 2018
    ***Actual Rating: 4.5/5 Lucky-to-be-Human Stars*** ?How much of you is real?? Oh, man, this book makes me feel so good about being a human. To begin with, Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful consists of six stories, demonstrating six different (yet somehow connected) s...
  • Rebecca Allen
    Nov 06, 2018
    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 ...
  • Alice
    Jun 29, 2018
    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 thes...
  • Alexandra
    Jun 28, 2018
    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 state...
  • Sherry Larson
    Jun 27, 2018
    Book: Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton I 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 more disturbing, dealing with real pos...
  • Sarah Forester
    Jun 26, 2018
    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...
  • Sky Morfopoulos
    Jul 08, 2018
    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...
  • Charlie Anders
    Jan 21, 2019
    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 cont...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Dec 03, 2018
    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. ...
  • The Captain
    Dec 11, 2018
    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.  A...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Oct 23, 2018
    3 stars I 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 ...
  • Kaylie (shihtzus.and.book.reviews)
    Oct 01, 2018
    Full review: https://shihtzusandbookreviews.com/st... I'm not going to lie. I 100% requested this book on the basis of the synopsis...or should I say, one sentence in the synopsis: For fans of television shows Black Mirror and Westworld, this compelling, mind-bending novel is a twist...
  • Tina Gundy
    Jul 13, 2018
    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 th...
  • Dirk
    Jun 27, 2018
    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 w...
  • Samadhi
    Oct 30, 2018
    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....