Forever Young, a serialized novel in 4 episodes, is set 200 years from now, as life on Earth is headed for extinction. The world is divided between the ultra-rich, the One Percent, who live in gated communities and the others who don’t and suffer the full onslaught of pollution and climate change.
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FOREVER YOUNG, a serialized novel in 4 episodes, is set 200 years from now, as life on Earth is headed for extinction. The world is divided between the ultra-rich, the One Percent, who live in gated communities and the others who don’t and suffer the full onslaught of pollution and climate change. One Percenters are the only ones who can afford all the advances of technology, in particular the exclusive Age Prevention Program (APP), whose members look young till the day they drop dead without suffering any pain.
Part One, "Gateway to Forever", explores the APP and what it means to belong to it...or remain outside, for Alice, a lovely Swiss nurse, independent Lizzie, a talented golf player, the descendant of the mythical Tiger Woods, and adventurous Jamie, a brilliant reporter for the World and US Post while dangerous ex-Blue Beret Ernie is lurking around.
Part Two, "The Immortality Trip" is the name given to the project to transport a contingent of One Percenters to the nearest liveable exoplanet and settle it. Will Jamie, Lizzie and Alice be able to board that trip?
The novel interweaves several plot lines. The first chronicles the love triangle between Alice, Lizzie, and Jamie, with a number of people around them who are in turn friends and enemies.
The second covers the only two options left to save humanity, both reserved to One Percenters: one, escape to another pristine planet, a thousand light years away; the other, retreat to Antarctica, the last virgin continent. As a result, a ruthless rivalry develops between those who aim to stay on Earth and those bent on escaping to another world.
The third follows the murderous attempts of one determined 99 Percenter called Ernie, a retired Blue Beret who is hell-bent on carving a place for himself in the Age Prevention Program.
NOTE TO THE READER: This book follows the model of serialized novels, like Hugh Howey's best-selling WOOL series. FOREVER YOUNG is published in four separate parts, each self-standing. It is however preferable to read them in order as follows:
Part One: Gateway to Forever
Part Two: The Immortality Trip
Part Three: The Hibernation Party
Part Four: The Longevity Gene