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Dancing on Air

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Dancing on Air

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Author: Nancy Kress
Publisher: Tachyon Publications, 1997
Asimov's Science Fiction, 1993

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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Hugo And Nebula Award nominated novella.

Dancers are capable of anything to succeed in the cutthroat world of ballet, grueling workouts, restrictive diets, artificial enhancements... even murder. A talking Doberman, an aging ballerina, and an investigative reporter find themselves embroiled in a world where youth rules and no one is safe. This gripping novella by the Hugo and Nebula-Award winning author of Beggars in Spain is a powerful, yet humorous exploration of the moral ambiguities of genetic engineering and the all-too-tenuous bonds of family.

The story originally appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, July 1993. It can also be found in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eleventh Annual Collection (1994), edited by Gardner Dozois. The story is included in the collections Beaker's Dozen (1998), Future Perfect: Six Stories of Genetic Engineering (2012) and The Best of Nancy Kress (2015).


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