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Winner of science fiction’s prestigious Hugo Award.

From the moment of her birth, Brooke Cross was a loser. Conceived to win a First Baby of the Millennium contest, Brooke came five minutes late. Her mother never let her forget it. So Brooke, estranged from her mother, became a history professor and tries to live in obscurity. Until Professor Eldon Franke recruits her for a
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Nook, 47 pages
Published December 13th 2010 by WMG Publishing (first published January 2000)
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Clyde
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a good story for my first read of the year. Rush takes on the old question of nature vs nurture and explores the relationships of success and happiness, of winning and losing.
This story won a Hugo for best Novelette in 2001. But, I couldn't identify any SF&F elements so I call it straight fiction.
A short, interesting read.
Roger
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
RATING: 4.5 rounded up to 5.

SUMMARY: I'm think this story was written before the year 2000. All over the world, contests were held to be the first child born in they year 2000. The main character if Brooke Cross who was almost, but not quite, the winner of one of the contest. It turns out hundreds, maybe thousands, of couples had babies, not because they wanted a child, but because they thought it would make the rich and famous to win. It turns out, only having a baby to win a contest does not m
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Howard Brazee
Sep 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Won a shorter length Hugo. Despite being overtaken by history, this story about people effected by 2000 baby making contest is interesting.
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Kristine Kathryn Rusch is an award-winning mystery, romance, science fiction, and fantasy writer. She has written many novels under various names, including Kristine Grayson for romance, and Kris Nelscott for mystery. Her novels have made the bestseller lists –even in London– and have been published in 14 countries and 13 different languages.

Her awards range from the Ellery Queen Readers Choice Aw
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