Times Nine (A Short Story)

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Nonomine might give Maddy everything she wants, but at what price?

Maddy knows she can’t give her scientist husband the one thing he really wants—an heir with his genes and genius. Or can she? Nonomine offers them the chance they’ve both been waiting for, even if it means living at nine times the normal human rate. But when things start to go wrong, the price they must pay is more than either of them ever dreamed.

Please note: This is a complete science fictional short story with an "aha" ending. There is no sequel to buy to get the rest of the story. It's not a romance or a saga, but a short story that we hope will get you wondering what YOU would do in Maddy's place. The scenario she faces might not be too far away in our own future. We have included a sample chapter of one of the author's full-length books for your added enjoyment.

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2. The Cure

3. Protectors (which contains Ava's Revenge, Mortal Brother, and Set Ablaze)

4 The Escape

5. The Reckoning

6. Lethal Engagement

7. The Takeover


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Publisher
White Star Press
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Published on
Nov 17, 2015
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Pages
51
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ISBN
9781939203687
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Genetic Engineering
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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Content protection
This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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