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Looking for story where time is accelerated on a planet. The characters are actually born at the beginning of the story and then grow up quickly and inadvertently learn that their forebears came from a rocket ship nearby. After having aged to "teenagers" they try to reach the ship? At some point there is a war between confused aging survivors.

Its killing me that I can't find it.

I think it was in a compilation which included a story called "Cousins".

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Was this an older book (70s/80s) or more recent? –  A.D Apr 7 at 8:50
    
Cousins appear in these two anthologies: isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?4195 isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pl.cgi?318131 –  A.D Apr 7 at 8:55
    
It was older, maybe 60s 70s 80s... It was not Bradbury... I'm looking at the other links thanks! –  user24760 Apr 7 at 9:02

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Could it be Ray Bradbury's Frost and Fire? See this question.

According to WikiPedia:

Placed there by a past rocket ship that crashed, the people of the storied land are within sight of another rocket ship on a distant mountain plateau. The plot follows Sim, the protagonist of this story, and his apparently short life on a planet where people are cursed by radiation to live only eight days.

You most likely read this in R is for Rocket.

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Right! This is it! Thank you so much it is Bradbury. I dropped the original book into a toilet in Cancun many years ago. –  user24760 Apr 7 at 9:08
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Glad to have been of help. Since you're new here, might I point you to the little check mark in a circle you can click to accept this answer as being the correct one? –  SQB Apr 7 at 9:10

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