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Forever   By: (1928-2005)

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Forever, a science fiction novel written by Robert Sheckley, takes readers on an incredible journey through time and space. From the very first page, Sheckley's vivid imagination and masterful storytelling captivated me, leaving me unable to put the book down.

The story revolves around the protagonist, Ralph, who finds himself embarking on an unexpected adventure after his death. He awakens in a futuristic world where immortality is the norm, thanks to incredible advancements in technology. However, Ralph quickly discovers that eternal life comes with its own set of challenges and complications.

Sheckley explores thought-provoking themes such as the price of immortality, the meaning of life, and the human desire to cheat death. Through Ralph's experiences, we are left questioning our own mortality and contemplating the consequences of living forever. The author's ability to seamlessly blend philosophical musings with an action-packed plot is truly remarkable.

The characters in Forever are richly developed, each with their own distinct personality and motivations. I found myself deeply invested in Ralph's journey as he navigated this strange new world and encountered a multitude of fascinating individuals. Sheckley's attention to detail in crafting these characters breathes life into the story, making their struggles and triumphs all the more engaging.

What truly sets Forever apart is Sheckley's distinctive writing style. His prose flows effortlessly, combining a delightful mix of humor, suspense, and thoughtfulness. The author's witty dialogue and clever observations had me laughing out loud at times, while also provoking profound introspection. Sheckley's ability to balance light-heartedness with deeper themes is a testament to his mastery as a writer.

Another strength of Forever lies in its world-building. Sheckley creates a future society that is both familiar yet vastly different from our own. The intricate details and imaginative technologies immerse readers in this world, making it feel tangible and believable. I found myself pondering the implications of such a society long after putting the book down.

If I were to critique any aspect of Forever, it would be the pacing. At times, the story moves briskly, rushing through important events and leaving the reader wanting more. However, this minor flaw is easily overshadowed by the book's numerous strengths.

Overall, Forever is an enthralling and thought-provoking masterpiece that will appeal to fans of science fiction and lovers of philosophical exploration alike. Sheckley's riveting narrative, well-developed characters, and ingenious world-building make this novel a must-read. Forever is a triumph in storytelling that will leave readers questioning their own mortality, long after the final page is turned.

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Of all the irksome, frustrating, maddening discoveries was there no way of keeping it discovered?

Illustrated by DICK FRANCIS

With so much at stake, Charles Dennison should not have been careless. An inventor cannot afford carelessness, particularly when his invention is extremely valuable and obviously patentable. There are too many grasping hands ready to seize what belongs to someone else, too many men who feast upon the creativity of the innocent.

A touch of paranoia would have served Dennison well; but he was lacking in that vital characteristic of inventors. And he didn't even realize the full extent of his carelessness until a bullet, fired from a silenced weapon, chipped a granite wall not three inches from his head.

Then he knew. But by then it was too late.

Charles Dennison had been left a more than adequate income by his father. He had gone to Harvard, served a hitch in the Navy, then continued his education at M.I.T. Since the age of thirty two, he had been engaged in private research, working in his own small laboratory in Riverdale, New York. Plant biology was his field. He published several noteworthy papers, and sold a new insecticide to a development corporation. The royalties helped him to expand his facilities.

Dennison enjoyed working alone... Continue reading book >>

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