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Times Nine (A Short Story) by [Branton, Teyla]
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Length: 51 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Product Details

  • File Size: 436 KB
  • Print Length: 51 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: White Star Press; 1 edition (November 17, 2015)
  • Publication Date: November 17, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0185N6MX2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,438 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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I have mixed emotions about this story. It's a sweet, short story about a scientist and his wife who are searching for a way to have a child past her debilitating allergies. Her first pregnancy nearly killed her and she's terrified of a second one. A scientific break through opens a door for them, but in the end it comes with a terrific cost.

The set up for this story was interesting and the science fiction aspects not overwhelming painting it as a near future with faster travel and great strides in medical science. While the short format didn't give me a lot of space to get to know the characters really well , their personalities still came across in the writing, something that Ms Branton excels at. I believed in the relationship between the couple and their conflicting desires. I also appreciated the relationship with the step son and what he added to the mix.

The place where I struggle with this story is in the completion of the plot arc. I'm not going to give details as to avoid spoilers, but I didn't entirely buy the solution to the biggest problem of the story and it felt like it ended really abruptly. I would have liked a flash forward with a few paragraphs to show whether the proffered solution was real and how/if it really worked.

In the end this was prolly a 3.5 read for me, but the sweetness and charm of the central relationship gives it a bump to 4.
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This book is intense. From beginning to end. It's an unusual, a sci-fi without being too weird. My favorite is the end. I teared up reading the end. This is touching, and fast and strangely will leave you hoping for a great future. It touched me deeply because I had horrible pregnancies and each of my four were miracles themselves. You have to think from the start. Fascinating piece of writing.
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It had a very interesting idea-that pregnancy could last only one month if the mom ages at 9 times the regular rate. It was super short though and I felt sad that there wasn't more in that one month period!
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I really liked this story. Kept me interested.
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Well written. A geneticist working on different drugs in order to help the maturation of an embryo . He wants a baby so bad but his wife has too many allergic responses to life in general.
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