"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.' Dayton's newest is imagination at its best and most terrifying. I devoured this book." - Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken
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 interconnected stories that ask how far we will go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimens, and how hard that will push the definition of "human."
This extraordinary work explores the amazing possibilities of genetic manipulation and life extension, as well as the ethical quandaries that will arise with these advances. The results range from the heavenly to the monstrous. Deeply thoughtful, poignant, horrifying, and action-packed, Arwen Elys Dayton's Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is groundbreaking in both form and substance.
"A deep and suddenly necessary exploration of the beautiful and terrible futures we face. Every story leaves you desperate for more. Somehow, the further from today Dayton travels, the more real it becomes." - Hank Green, author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
"Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful is a remarkable book, visionary and very hard to put down.The characters live in compelling, personal stories that have relevance to the future of the human race itself." - Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Between the Stars
"A work of unforgettable vision and imagination. This book is everything I love about science fiction." - Jay Kristoff, New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Illuminae Files
"Haunting, challenging and provocative - this is an extraordinary book. I can't stop thinking about it." - Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Illuminae Files
Arwen Elys Dayton was born on the west coast of the USA in 1974. She was named after an elf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. After finishing high school at 16, she moved to Europe for 2 years to work as a tutor. She returned to the US with a scholarship to Stanford, but instead took a job writing magazine articles which led to writing for a PBS show called The Eddie Files. She began work on her first novel, Sovereign's Hold, during this time.