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Could this be 'Keep Out' by Fredric Brown? This is a short story about how the children of Earth become the first Martians. They look - and think - a little different from Earth-born youngsters but after some generations they are able to breathe the Martian Air. You can listen to it at http://archive.org/download/ssf_forty_seven_1301_librivox/...


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I think Mia has the right answer, but I feel uncomfortable adding that many details to their answer, so I'm posting my own. This indeed matches Diane Hoh's The Invitation. At the party of the year, a rich girl’s practical joke turns deadly For the high schoolers of Greenhaven, Cass Rockham’s fall party is the social event of the year. Each October, ...


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Could this be A Billion for Boris by Mary Rodgers? When Ape Face fixes a broken-down television set Boris sold to him, something unusual happens. Instead of regularly scheduled programs, this TV shows the future -- one day in advance! They get tomorrow's shows, tomorrow's movies, and tomorrow's news. Annabel thinks they should use their new TV with ESP to ...


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The Turning Place: Stories of a Future Past, a 1976 collection by Jean E. Karl in her Clordian Sweep series. Review by Charles N. Brown in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Spring 1977, available at the Internet Archive: The biggest joy in reviewing books is to come across something very good but obscure. My 'discovery' this year is Jean Karl's ...


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Closest match I've found so far is The Wind Singer by William Nicholson. The book begins in the walled city of Aramanth, an extreme meritocracy where endless exams and ratings are the only way to move forward to improved life stations; to be unsuccessful in this is seen as a great source of shame. Using a system based on colour classifications, the ...


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