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Please note: this edition is no longer available. Please see the new edition, published by Fantastic Books Publishing. The new edition is enhanced and has a new section.

Finding a suitable partner from the remnants of mankind isn’t easy for Lucy, especially when she discovers that automation tempts more than flesh.

As the Prime Renegade plans the disabling of automatic syste
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Published August 20th 2011 by Smashwords
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Devorah Fox
I had trouble getting into this at first. Not that it isn’t well written--it is. The author tasked himself with writing a “novelette,” a story with the complexity of a novel and the brevity of a short story. As a result the writing is economical; nothing wasted, nothing extraneous. Every word counts.

I was also impressed with how thoroughly author Stuart Aken knows his imagined future world, from the geographical, political, economic and technological changes to the smallest details of everyday l
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Sarah Baethge
Feb 20, 2012 Sarah Baethge rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who like erotica
Recommended to Sarah by: Stuart Aken
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The Methuselah Strain by Stewart Aken is a story with a frightening view of the future world. After a devastating asteroid shower the population has grown so small that a normal person can go for years without coming into view of another human face. This is not as lonely as it may sound, because technology has so advanced that through computer programs and with the aid of robots, virtually any act is possible.
In fact, people no longer bother to even reproduce, because anyone still alive has been
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Ken Brimhall


Top-Notch Futuristic Novella

Five stars for The Methuselah Strain because, though limited in scope, it accomplished much. The theme is well developed, the characters expertly imagined, the writing smooth and the vocabulary unique. I read it quickly, enjoying the clever plot and the disturbing ending.
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Dec 23, 2014 Stuart Aken added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Writing since I could hold a pencil, I've always been fascinated by words and their power to transform, educate, illuminate, entertain and influence. Stories are so fundamental to human beings that they form an essential part of our psyche, and to be privileged to tell my own versions of tales that have abounded for millennia is an honour.
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