About 15 years ago I came across a book of short stories all written in by the same author and I believe all set in a previously established universe. As I recall it's less of a sci fi story and more a human story against a sci fi backdrop.

The one story I remember revolves around a conversation between a woman and a man who is in a relationship with her brother. Homosexuality, in this society, seems to be frowned upon, so I believe she is trying to conduct something of a one-on-one intervention to help her brother. By the end of the story she has slept with the man and become pregnant.

Sound familiar to anyone? When I read it I think I was too young to really get it, and want to revisit it sometime.

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    How long ago is years ago? 5 years? 35 years? – Daft Aug 4 '15 at 17:27
  • @Daft I read it about 15 years ago, but I'm not sure when it was written – user49173 Aug 4 '15 at 17:28
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    Do you remember anything about the sci-fi backdrop? Is it set in the near or distant future? Do they have a world government, flying cars, food pills? Is the story set on earth or a space colony? – user14111 Aug 4 '15 at 17:37
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    If you could remember something about the sci-fi background of the story, you could put it in the question's title to make it more descriptive... – Andres F. Aug 4 '15 at 21:26
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    Theodore Sturgeon's "If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?" concerns incest. But I last read it decades ago and remember no details. – sjl Aug 4 '15 at 23:51

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