I'm looking for a book I read in Junior High (probably) about a world where everyone was basically the same race. One genetically pure male and female teenager of each race still exists. They are transporting a genetically pure boy to meet his genetically pure female counterpart and accidentally introduce him to a genetically pure female of a different race. And, of course, chaos ensues. Any thoughts?


Pretty sure that is Piers Anthony's Race against Time (1973).

Some details to help verify:

  • He lives in a town which is done to LOOK like Nebraska, but isn't.
  • He has a dog that seems to have capabilities beyond what a dog should have.
  • Adults are actually a medium color, but spray themselves to appear Caucasian (in his area. Different colors are used in the other areas.)
  • The various kids all eventually meet up and flee the planet.

Sound about right?

  • Yes, that is it!! Thanks so much!!! – MrsDizzyChester Jan 6 '13 at 7:36
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    @MrsDizzyChester - Glad I could help -- don't forget to hit 'accept' if it's the correct answer, or it will remain a pending question :) – K-H-W Jan 6 '13 at 16:24

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