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Homo Sylvanus (Break Bites) [Kindle Edition]

Amber D. Sistla
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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"In a future in which genetic research is controlled by a religion, Brennan Candler wants to give his daughter, Tamsyn, a chance to live a long life. He agrees to genetic modification from a Methuselah tree but things will not prove that simple. Sistla creates a believable culture and some good characters and I'll look forward to more from this author."
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

This novelette originally appeared in Jim Baen's Universe. While traveling on a colonization ship, Brennan is desperate to prevent his daughter Tamsyn from inheriting his genetic deficiencies. The consequences of his efforts to illegally modify her DNA affect Brennan, Tamsyn, and the colonists.


About the Author:
Amber D. Sistla was born in Oklahoma and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She has a degree in computer science and has six U.S. and E.U. patents. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Nature, Jim Baen's Universe, Postcripts, Cosmos, Bull Spec, and Daily Science Fiction. She is an active member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

Product Details

  • File Size: 188 KB
  • Print Length: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Zephyr Publishing (October 1, 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004PLMJEK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,276,628 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Story needs more work.... November 2, 2011
By Juaimee
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
At the risk of facing a firing squad at dawn, this book needs further work. It's readable but it's missing the hills and valleys of story-telling that I really enjoy.

The story is a futuristic space story and revolves around Brennan Candler who is dying. Dying is uncommon in this age, Brennan has bad genes that were supposedly passed onto his daughter. Brennan is married to a famous space pilot who has abandoned him, presumably because of his dying. In a multi-year trip to somewhere, Brennan finds a scientist who is specializing in his disorder and works with her to reverse the problem.

The good: There were no grammar errors and it seemed relatively well proofed. The storyline has potential.

The not so good: A). The characters, with their unique names, get confusing, especially in the beginning of the book. B). Significant chunks of years pass without reference. The reader is left to fill in the details on what might have happened in that stretch of time. This could easily be resolved by a sentence or two that references those lost years. C). More importantly, there is no build up to conflict or character development, there are no hills and valleys. For example, a murder is committed in the book. There is no conflict nor hints of problems leading up to the event, just that the character was killed, with a brief, choppy explanation afterwards. If things were alluded to leading up to the various event(s), it would strengthen and tighten the book.

This is only my opinion. The book is short enough that others could read it and see if they reach a different conclusion.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun little story. January 19, 2013
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Intriguing short story in the classic format. The author does an excellent job of building a different world. She uses very little forshadowing but still builds to a credible plot line. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and thought that it could easily be a longer story.
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Amber D. Sistla was born in Oklahoma and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She has a degree in computer science and has six U.S. and E.U. patents. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Nature, Jim Baen's Universe, Postcripts, Cosmos, Bull Spec, and Daily Science Fiction. She is an active member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

Please visit her site at www.ambersistla.com.

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