Achilles' Choice (#179) 

1991-03Saturn NovelA Tor Book, published by Tom Doherty Associates, Inc., March 1991. Illustrated.

0-330-33104-3Larry Niven and Steven Barnes

Saturn Collaboration, co-written with Steven Barnes. Mass-market paperback edition includes the short story "The Portrait of Daryanree the King" as an advertisement for the forthcoming Playgrounds of the Mind


In Achilles' Choice, athletes of the future struggle against the decision of whether to become artificially modified or stay au natural.

In the end the decision is made for the main character, who no longer has a choice if she wants to stand a chance in the ultimate race.