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Post by Miriam Molina » 11 Nov 2017, 21:19

The last few chapters were crammed with "aha" moments which were supposed to answer the reader's questions. However, I felt that there were a lot more that remained unanswered.

Since this is Book 1 of a trilogy, maybe the author would like to know what we like to see in Books 2 and 3.

One question that bugs me: Jennifer was sure that a medical exam would reveal her secrets. Why didn't this happen?

I'm sure you have your own unanswered questions.

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Post by CatInTheHat » 13 Nov 2017, 21:01

Miriam Molina wrote: One question that bugs me: Jennifer was sure that a medical exam would reveal her secrets. Why didn't this happen?

I'm sure you have your own unanswered questions.

That one bugged me too; especially since such a big deal was made about it.
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Post by ktrae910 » 14 Nov 2017, 15:39

My only unanswered question is why she even had to take time to retrieve her team from the 27th century. Why couldn't she just return to later in the day where she went out fishing with her sister. Isn't that what time travel should mean?

-- 14 Nov 2017, 15:42 --
Miriam Molina wrote:One question that bugs me: Jennifer was sure that a medical exam would reveal her secrets. Why didn't this happen?
That on didn't bug me because, having worked in a lab, I know that most of the time, test results reveal only information about the item for which you test. They were specifically looking for radioactive isotopes, therefore, they weren't looking for anything else.

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Post by powergirl » 14 Nov 2017, 18:20

As far as I am concerned I would like to know why Zekton in the firsts chapters refused that engineers put his work in hardware?Because the consequences were that when he died his work was about to be lost.They only took bits and put them together.
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Post by CatInTheHat » 14 Nov 2017, 20:14

ktrae910 wrote:
That on didn't bug me because, having worked in a lab, I know that most of the time, test results reveal only information about the item for which you test. They were specifically looking for radioactive isotopes, therefore, they weren't looking for anything else.
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Post by Yolimari » 15 Nov 2017, 04:35

I would like the author to develop much more the scientific concept of time travel in the sequels rather than the sexual themes.

I understood that they did not have the advanced technology needed to be able to discover the enhancements and evolutions of her blood.
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Post by akeseh » 15 Nov 2017, 11:34

This is a question only old women can answer.

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Post by BoyLazy » 16 Nov 2017, 13:26

Some answers should be seen in next version of the book..
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Post by CommMayo » 16 Nov 2017, 14:49

My big unanswered question is: What does having a PhD have to do with writing erotica? I don't put AICP, GISP behind my name unless it is in a work setting and it matters.

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Post by Snowflake » 16 Nov 2017, 15:40

I am curious to know if Jennifer will meet up with Zexton again now that she can time travel and how that will impact things with Marty.

Also, I am curious about the impact of Jennifer's team on the time Jennifer came from and how all that fits in with the other time-travellers she un-knowingly met.
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Post by Cotwani » 16 Nov 2017, 15:52

I wonder why she thought her being famous would jeopardize her team's mission, and why it didn't.

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Post by Anirudh Badri » 17 Nov 2017, 11:55

There needs to be some scope for the story moving forward, so in a way it is good that a lot of these questions still don't have answers.
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Post by prenaramesh » 17 Nov 2017, 13:38

ktrae910 wrote:My only unanswered question is why she even had to take time to retrieve her team from the 27th century. Why couldn't she just return to later in the day where she went out fishing with her sister. Isn't that what time travel should mean?

-- 14 Nov 2017, 15:42 --
Yes, this occurred to me too! It seems pointless to cause her new family and trouble by disappearing when she had the ability to be back at that exact time. However, this was not the biggest plot hole in the book, so.. *shrug*

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Post by BoyLazy » 18 Nov 2017, 03:12

Yolimari wrote:I would like the author to develop much more the scientific concept of time travel in the sequels rather than the sexual themes.

I understood that they did not have the advanced technology needed to be able to discover the enhancements and evolutions of her blood.
Yes, sci-fi part is more important and likeable in time travel..

-- 18 Nov 2017, 20:36 --
Anirudh Badri wrote:There needs to be some scope for the story moving forward, so in a way it is good that a lot of these questions still don't have answers.
Yes, I agree to you. It is often the case with trilogies.
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Post by JadeK » 21 Nov 2017, 12:54

I think that a lot of the unanswered questions the author left us with will be answered in the other books. Part of reading any kind of series leaves you with questions still lingering in your head. I think that is what makes you pick up the next book!!

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