From the Author
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.