[DWJ] OT: Book recommendations

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 03:41:30 EDT 2007

Hi Mark
You might like to check out the story that inspired Westerfield, Ted
Chiang's "Liking What You See: A Documentary".

On 18/06/07, Mark Allums <mark at allums.com> wrote:
> I noticed that a few people in their introduction mentioned books or
> authors that they recommend.  I thought this would be a good time to
> separate this into its own thread, as otherwise, some of them might be
> missed, or glossed over.  Everyone, add your latest finds to this pile.
> My recommendation, to a list who likes children's literature, is a
> science fiction series for teenagers, called the Uglies trilogy.  It
> consists of _Uglies_, _Pretties, and _Specials_.  Amazon carries the
> books, if you can't find them locally.  There is also a fourth book
> forthcoming, it will be called _Extras_.
> The story begins with a girl who is just under sixteen, and she is an
> "ugly".  Soon, she will undergo a procedure that will transform her into
> a "pretty".  She begins to doubt the system, and becomes a vandal.  I
> can't say too much more without spoiling it.
> --Mark A.
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