Uglies Series (Boxed Set): Uglies, Pretties, Specials

Uglies Series (Boxed Set): Uglies, Pretties, Specials

Okay, okay, these novels are intended for an audience much younger than me: it can be found in the Young Adult section of the bookstore. I like to find science fiction in this section though because what it usually means is "great concepts, quick read." This apocalyptic science fiction delivers on both. A cautionary tale on where a various types of science can take us if taken too far (Prozac-style drugs, surgical/genetic enhancements, surveillance) with a good dose of teenage rebellion thrown in. A really fun read.

  • This follow-up book to the Uglies series is a world imagined where only Twitter and blogging matters. Okay, Twitter isn't actually mentioned but the central premise is that only "face rank" matters in an economy driven entirely b... This follow-up book to the Uglies series is a world imagined where only Twitter and blogging matters. Okay, Twitter isn't actually mentioned but the central premise is that only "face rank" matters in an economy driven entirely by feed popularity. Reputation rank is determined real time based on how many people "kick" (retweet) your updates. The better your face rank, the more privileges you get. Thoroughly entertaining and up to the minute. I suspect that even if you don't normally read science fiction you'll enjoy this book if you blog or are addicted to Twitter.

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