Tikvat Israel Congregation

A Conservative Synagogue in Rockville, MD

Science Fiction Book Club

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Date(s) - Sunday, December 9, 2018
10:15 am

Tikvat Israel

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The Science Fiction Book Group will meet to discuss Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress, a Hugo and Nebula Winning Novel. In this future, some people need no sleep at all. Leisha Camden was genetically modified at birth to require no sleep, and her normal twin Alice is the control. Problems and envy between the sisters mirror those in the larger world, as society struggles to adjust to a growing pool of people who not only have 30 percent more time to work and study than normal humans, but are also highly intelligent and in perfect health.