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)
Age Rating: Older than 13
Tags: Romance, Melodrama, Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Novel-Classic

Review by richardshagrin   [other reviews by richardshagrin]

Reviewed: 2016-02-14

It's by Banadin. Of course you should read it. This story has something that looks like an ending but really is just a coming attraction for more books about these characters when he gets around to writing them. Similar to the Richard Jackson Saga that started with summer vacation before 9th grade. The SOL version got the summer vacation included in 9th grade, but they are still separate for Fine Stories, the last time I looked. I hope he and I live long enough to finish the stories expected, him to write and me to read.

Its sort of a reverse do-over story. The old get younger and much healthier. I don't want to give any spoilers. It requires a certain amount of suspension of disbelief, but all of us are reasonably good at holding it in midair.

I gave the plot a nine. Lots of things happen and what happens next is difficult to spot in advance. Technical quality is very good. So is appeal to reviewer. Maybe it should be a nine instead of an eight, but the ending is more of a stopping point than one of those significant events I look for, like marriage or birth of a child, or attaining important position or job. We get some data on what is planned next for the hero and heroine but have to wait for it. I've had plenty of practice waiting for Rick Jackson's next adventures, I can wait some more for this story to play with the next set.

If you decide not to read it, you are making a mistake. On the other hand when volume or book 2 is posted, you can go back and read it. I guess it depends on how busy you are and how long you expect to live.

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