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x I'm Getting Too Young For This! [Kindle Edition]

Steve Games
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"People used to ask me, 'How do you want to be remembered?' Now they won't have to remember me.

I'll be here."

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Novels by Steve Games, while individually complete unto themselves, share the same reality as part of an integrated fictional universe. Characters from all prior novels are drawn together in the upcoming novel AMERICA: UNKNOWN to be published in June, 2012.
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At 92, Mike Feral feared death and wanted to live forever. So, like others in 2045 who could afford them, he bought Static Aging and Perfected Health to live for as long as he wanted – or until taken by fate. From the Moon to Mars to Alpha Centauri’s stars, he would live to see the 30th Century. Yet none could stay the tides of inevitable change.

Stark Silvercoin wrote
Finding good sci-fi is a bit like finding the perfect mate: it’s almost an impossible task and nothing and nobody is perfect. That said, I’m Getting Too Young For This is about as close to perfection as you are likely to find. Author Steve Games is not of this planet. It’s the only way to explain the detailed worlds and situations that he has packed into this sci-fi tome. There is so much packed into this novel that it’s a bit like getting a collection of amazing short stories packed into a novel. If you want to escape reality a bit and do so with adventure and humor, then I’m Getting Too Young For This is fun for all ages.

tecmic wrote
The other end of the sci fi spectrum for me. A human story set against a backdrop of future and mankind’s obsession with immortality and image. The exploitation of these human weaknesses, projected to have become all consuming is graphically presented through an accomplished writing style. Good sci-fi, no fanciful scenarios that rely upon lizard aliens with shark like mentalities. This proposes a future that could feasibly happen, notwithstanding the accuracy of detail. A launch from today’s preoccupation with self adulation and the preservation of youth, thoughtfully projected into the future, where it will probably be achieved. Nicely done.

mclevin wrote
A friend asked me to have a look at your manuscript in an effort to break down my longstanding Sci-Fi defenses. Mission accomplished. This is a wonderfully character-driven futuristic romp that remains grounded in reality and humanism. A rare feat — this from a man who is 41 yet has intentionally only ever seen one Star Wars film — back in the 1970s. I’m backing the hell out of this book, regardless of what you choose to do with mine. I curse my previously mentioned friend — he had to go and joggle things just when I thought I had each fictional genre well figured out…. Best of luck with this fine effort, not that you will need much of it. Regards, Greg

nboving wrote
Steve. I have three requirements for backing a book. It has to capture my attention with the first couple of lines: then I’ll read the first page. If it still holds me, promises a good and well-told story with good characterizations and truly believable dialogue, then I will happily back it. You say you work in film: that’s no surprise. The way you set your story up is very show don’t tell. Apart from getting the whole thing right according to my personal views, this has some of the best dialogue I’ve come across in a long while. Beautiful idea as well, and one hell of a lot different to all those “immortal” stories which get so damned boring. “I’m getting too young for this” ticked all those boxes and I’m putting it on my watch list right away until I can make room on my shelf. Nicholas

AlexClay wrote
This is excellent. I have waded through some turgid openings on this site and this is like an antidote. I loved the dialogue about who will and will not care about whoever in 500, 1000 , 50000 years etc, so I’ll back your book for that section alone. Very original and inventive. Maybe too original for a lot of people, but there you go. You can’t please everybody and i suspect that wasn’t really your main motivation for writing this


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  • File Size: 425 KB
  • Print Length: 263 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00546T2RC
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2.0 out of 5 stars I'm Getting Too Young For This! June 26, 2011
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It started out kind of interesting, but by 45%, I was pretty much bored with the book. I plodded onwards. There are a few peaks of interest in the rest of the book but it felt like it dragged on much longer than necessary. Some of that probably comes from the disconcerting way the story flowed.

There are a number of technical errors in the text: random paragraphs appearing italicized for no real reason, mismatched quotes, and various grammar errors.
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4.0 out of 5 stars confusion and misunderstanding June 10, 2011
There has been some confusion in the uploading, marketing and reviewing of this book. In fairness to the author it should be noted that it was first offered in an incomplete state and was reviewed as such. It was then offered in its complete state and reviewed in that state. The reviews have been mixed and so I would strongly suggest that you read the reviews if you wish of course but then give the book a fair chance don't miss out on this great read because of a technical glitch.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic journey through the eyes of an immortal June 25, 2011
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Normally a book with a cover as terrible as this one would be something I would pass by without a second thought. But I didn't see it before downloading the sample, so that helped.

The author seems to assume the reader can catch up between chapters, despite major events happening over many years between them. The start of each chapter is almost jarring, but it works. We can keep skipping ahead in time and seeing how humanity is evolving, but this takes away from a lot of the understanding of what exactly is going on. For example, all of the characters get trapped inside of Mars, but before we see how they escaped, the chapter ends and the story skips forward several years, with no explanation of how they got out.

That's okay though, because the overall story arc remains coherent and fascinating. The main character is not just some everyman, but a deeply flawed and three-dimensional human being who makes a lot of mistakes during his journey. We see him learn and grow despite the fact that he should have died long ago.

Other characters tend to be forgotten or killed off without much remorse from the narrator, and then some just appear out of nowhere and play a major role in the plot despite the lack of their background.

There are a lot of crazy ideas of the future in here too. Humans transform themselves into bizarre creatures and some of the science is pretty far-fetched. It helps keep the story fun and interesting, rather than focusing on the hard science.

Definitely worth the 99 cents, and with a better cover, it would be worth buying in print for more than that.
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