Updates: Immortality Themed SF Novels/Short Stories Resource Posted

  

I while back I put out a call for SF novels/short works on immortality to add to a preliminary list I put together.  Due to my lack of knowledge of newer SF and uncanny ability to forget relevant previously read works I eagerly added your suggestions.  And Marta Randall’s Islands (1976) motivated me to finally post  it…

Here’s the LIST!

If you can think of any that I might be missing be sure to comment!

For an INDEX of my SF Resources and various articles/best of lists click [HERE].

As always, if you are interested in keeping appraised of various other reviews of classic SF I come across etc be sure to follow me on Twitter [HERE].

Thanks for the suggestions + wonderful comments on my posts in general!

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9 thoughts on “Updates: Immortality Themed SF Novels/Short Stories Resource Posted”

  1. Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber is about a backstabbing family of immortals living on the one-true-world, of which all other realities (such as ours) are mere reflections. But that’s usually categorized as fantasy.

    Keith Laumer’s The Long Twilight (1969) deals with two immortals stuck on Earth and waging an endless war.

    Stephen Baxter’s Mayflower II is about a generation ship where some of its crew have been made immortal.

    Jack Dann and Gardner Dozois edited an anthology titled Immortals!, the relevance should be obvious.

    Asimov’s “The Last Answer” was about a physicist granted immortality by an all-powerful consciousness in order to think up a way to end the existence of this eternal “god.”

    1. “Nine Princes in Amber”,the first volume,is the best one in the whole work,and if it could have been a bit longer,it could have all been condensed into a single book.It became too long and repetitive,with no obvious,underlying themes.NPIA contained elements of science fiction and historical legend as well as fantasy,and could otherwise have been a fine novel of speculative fiction.

      Did you see my comments on your other page on the immortality theme?

    1. I want to get my password details sorted out,so I don’t have to post by my Facebook account,which doesn’t respond to feedback in my emails.I haven’t managed to do it yet though,but will try next time I post a comment.

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