Ever and Always by Banadin


Description: Rick and Marsha wake up from advanced senility. They appear to be getting younger. They have no resources. If they live indefinitely they will see the end of America as they know it. This near term science fiction story tells of their journey and how they overcome the obstacles life has placed in front of them.
Size: 544 KB ( ~ 103,159 words)
Type: Drama
Sex Contents: Minimal Sex
Tags: Ma/Fa, Romantic, Heterosexual, Fiction, Science Fiction

Review by barron of ideas   [other reviews by barron of ideas]

Reviewed: 2016-02-14


Deja Vu all over again. I reviewed this on Fine Stories, because that's where I read it. To paraphrase that review, it's by Banadin. Its well worth reading. It looks like there is going to be at least one sequel, so the ending is more like a coming attraction than a winding up of the story. If you are too busy to read this one you could wait until the sequel comes out, maybe in a couple of years.

If you are going to live a lot longer and have much more important stuff to do now, postponing reading this story is conceivable, but I strongly suggest you read it now. Maybe over at Fine Stories, then it won't count against your 16 SOL stories a day.

I give it a nine for plot. Lots of things happen and at least I had no idea what was going to happen next. That's like an A plus. The technical and appeal numbers are eights, or A grades. The appeal probably should be a little higher, like a nine, but the ending gave me an aw shucks moment when I learned there will be more, maybe much more, much later. On a happy note, the next project up on Banadin's drawing board is more of the Richard Jackson Saga. Fridays are looking better and better.

Plot: 9 | Technical Quality: 8 | Appeal to Reviewer: 8