Transfection [NOOK Book]

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Molecular biologist Dr. Carl Peters is under pressure on two fronts: his research grants are disappearing and his marriage is falling apart. But when medical researchers announce that genetically modified animal feed has tainted the food chain, he finally gets the funding he always dreamed of.

Dr. Peters discovers the reason behind the cancer link with GM food, but it's so crazy, he barely believes it himself.

Transfection is a 5,700 word, ...

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Transfection

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Overview

Molecular biologist Dr. Carl Peters is under pressure on two fronts: his research grants are disappearing and his marriage is falling apart. But when medical researchers announce that genetically modified animal feed has tainted the food chain, he finally gets the funding he always dreamed of.

Dr. Peters discovers the reason behind the cancer link with GM food, but it's so crazy, he barely believes it himself.

Transfection is a 5,700 word, 23-page old-school science fiction story, starring a molecular biologist who makes a discovery that shocks the world, only to find his life under threat. It takes in militant vegans, corruption, homelessness, university politics, radiation, the celebrity-obsessed media, and a shadowy conspiracy.

Praise for Transfection:

"An old-school science fiction story that reminds me of the Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits." - Shane Ede, Novelnaut.


"I laughed out loud at some of the antics as I was reading. Transfection is well worth the price-tag...yet another well written and, dare I say again, thought provoking, tale from David Gaughran." -- Heather L. Faville, Doubleshot Reviews

"Very strong images...a haunting quality...I totally did not expect that ending. I really didn't see it coming...I recommend this to people who enjoy well written sci-fi.." -- LE Olteano, Butterfly Books

"Transfection is terrific and well worth the 99 cents." -- JA Konrath, bestselling author of The List.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781498962902
  • Publisher: David Gaughran
  • Publication date: 6/8/2014
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 38,461
  • File size: 336 KB

Meet the Author

David Gaughran is a 34-year old Irish writer, living in Sweden, who spends most of his time travelling the world, collecting stories.He is the author of the South American historical adventure "A Storm Hits Valparaiso" and the short stories "If You Go Into The Woods" and "Transfection" as well as the popular self-publishing guide "Let's Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should."
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  • Posted August 24, 2011

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    interesting

    I liked this short story..not as much as 'If You Go Into The Woods'..but the story is totally different also. It was a lot of information and detail for a short story, felt like it ended to soon. Although that is part of what draws me to Davids other stories... It did jump around a little bit too much for me. Felt like it really wanted to go longer and I think it would have been great if it had, even just a little bit to get back some of the excitment it lost somewhere. I did like the ending!! All in all it's a good book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2011

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    Fun for Sci-Fi Readers and Conpsiracy Theorists

    David Gaughran has a voice for storytelling, and this topic makes for great reading. You don't have to be a science fiction fan to appreciate this, in fact if you've never read a sci-fi novel this would make a perfect introduction into the genre being that it's a short story. The main character is a scientist practicing molecular biology. His ground breaking discovery reduces this great man into a homeless character, yet he carries his knowledge with him around his neck on a flash drive hoping to redeem himself someday. When he is found in his current condition by a fellow scientist, he is brought back into the limelight. It's his next discovery that makes for a fun twist at the end. This is a really fun read for both sci-fi readers and for anyone who loves a consipiracy theory. Gaughran has a way of pulling the reader into a story and make you feel comfortable around the characters. Then he puts a kink in the line and makes you say, 'wait a minute!' I'm a fan of his work not because of the genre he writes in, but by how he tells the story (see his other books, they all have different settings). Awesome read, and a great price.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

    A great read

    I just finished Transfection, which has its roots in classic science fiction. I felt like I'd stepped into a modern Twilight Zone story and laughed out loud more than once, especially about the vegetarians (and I'm a vegetarian). The story would have been stronger if the author had done a little more showing and less telling (which is why I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5), but he paints real people that I recognize and kept me turning pages. He absolutely had me when they moved into the lab. I loved it and hope to see more short stories from David Gaughran.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    Clever

    Clever but too short.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2014

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    Good story

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    very short, eh on science

    I do transfections weekly, so I was very excited to read this book. First of all, this is a short story, and it is so unfortunate! I think if the author expanded on some of the political ramifications of his idea and the psychological changes in the characters, it would have been great. I finished it feeling ... eh.

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    okay

    Dr. Carl Peters worked at a university in a lab and was eccentric. His only friend was assistant Jim Glover. Carl spent more time in the lab than he did at home. He worked with genetic modification food.
    It tells how much he obssessed with work and science till he lost everything and he knows part of it was his fault for the choices he made.
    It shows him spireling down and up. That you need to work on more than one aspeck at a time.
    Also shows greed and how science studies can be made into less than truethful ways.
    The story was a little hard with the science for me to follow but it was good. Just not a story I would pick up and read again.
    I was given the short story in exchange for honest review.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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