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The Story Behind ETERNITY

I've been a Science Fiction reader for more than 30 years.  My favorite SF stories are ones that are based on earth and posit what might happen based on our choices, our politics, and how we allow power to shape our world.  Some writers, like Bradbury, create fairly utopian futures. Others, like Dick, create dystopian futures that leave more questions than answers. I believe the real future, like today, lies in the middle--where some of the choices have brought amazing prosperity and progress and other choices in that same future have brought devastation. The difficulty is always knowing the tradeoffs and evaluating the balance.

ETERNITY asks the question what happens in a world where people can be given a virus (in the form of a vaccine) that will let them live for 800 years without the diseases of old age? What happens in that world when a single country, or a single corporation, or a single small group of people gets to decide who is allowed to get the virus and who is not? What happens to the resources--both people resources and physical, planetary resources? Then I added the romance. Two people who began as colleagues and lovers, but now find themselves on opposite sides of the virus war are the ones with the ultimate choices. 

Life and love are never easy, whether now or in the future. I have always believed that individuals, when brought together in a common philosophy with common goals, have more power than large corporations or even entire countries, but they must be willing to stand up and wield that power together for the common good.

About the Author

I'm an author, a wife, a step-mother, a sister, a daughter, a teacher and an IT administrator. I've published non-fiction in computer science and education, specifically distance learning in my academic career. Since 2004, I've turned my writing bug toward fiction and exploring the broader world of community, as well as the intimate world of relationships. I write Science Fiction with romantic elements, romantic suspense and romantic women's fiction.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 406 pages
  • Publisher: Windtree Press (July 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615462510
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615462516
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,157,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wist on September 28, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Eternity takes on the challenge of introducing new ideas to the science fiction genre in our current generation that is more or less living in previous ideas. Books have taken on the concept of humanity having a shortened life, or being wiped out on a mass-extent, but Eternity approaches the human lifespan on a different level--living for 800 years.

Before I started this book, I had already begun imagining all the coolness in that, as being next to immortal must be a fun life right? This has to be a utopian book. But Eternity breaks it down to just what is not so great about such an idea on political, ecosystem and mentality levels and enough to make this more of a dystopian take.

The books starts with Rohin, more of a spiritual type of guy who wants Eternity (in this case the name of the company that holds grip over everyone's life and ability to have children on the planet at the moment) to give people a choice whether to die from a natural lifespan or not. Eternity doesn't want this, and his ex-girlfriend has an agenda all her own.

The Agers that Miki leads want to create a counter-virus to stop the Eternity virus and give people back a normal lifespan without a choice on the matter, and that unfortunately is complete with many diseases and cancers. When Rohin shows back up in her life, he naturally gets in the way of her plan, and it's a passionate, love-blinded argument that continues throughout the book.

In the beginning I wasn't sure if Rohin would turn out to be the guy I wanted to kiss, kick or kill. In a world much like that of "Demolition Man," there is plenty of testosterone lacking to veer me to wanting to kick him to see what that does.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ewatts on September 8, 2011
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Really liked this plot but the horrendous editing forced me to only give it three stars. "Through" instead of "Threw," really? That is just one of the many many errors.
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