Appetite by Jon McGoran, short story book cover artwork

“Appetite” by Jon McGoran

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He’s been the lab rat long enough, and sick of being ridiculed for his appearance. When he’s struck by an idea that will solve all his problems at once, he devotes his life to manufacturing a miraculous weight-loss pill. He’s not only the billionaire inventor of Napeteine, he’s also a consumer! No gyms, no diets, no digestive tract! You can eat whatever you want and continue losing weight. Side effects include… well, you’ll find out soon enough.


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About the Author
Jon McGoran is the author of the Doyle Carrick thrillers Drift, Deadout, Dust Up, and the novella Down to Zero, from Tor/Forge Books, as well as the forthcoming YA science fiction thriller Chimerica, from Holiday House. Writing as D. H. Dublin, McGoran is the author of the forensic thrillers Body Trace, Blood Poison, and Freezer Burn. His short fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies. Find him at,, or at
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