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28th Feb, 2021 05:05:47 PM

That must be it, but I decided to look it up on Wiki and its trope page, and it is not striking as being familiar to me. I will look more into it though, thank you so much for your reply. It is very appreciated.

28th Feb, 2021 09:33:03 PM

Like, I searched really hard for this man. Since it was on a Kindle, do you know if it was a mainstream published work, or like, a self-published short story? Because if it's the latter then, unfortunately, there's just way too many self-published scifi stories to ever find it based on your description.

And how old do you think it was? If it was like, 50s or 60s pulp scifi that'll be a lot different than trying to find something published in the 2000s.

You also have to consider that you might just be remembering multiple stories as one, or you might be remembering a small detail as a much larger, more plot relevant detail. Memory is tricky like that.

Also, i think you'd be better off if you just put these out of your mind. If someone figures it out, then they figure it out. Stressing over it is just going to cause a downward cycle of "refresh page, stress, refresh page, stress."

I get that it's tough having something nag at the back of your head and you just can't remember it. I've been trying to remember a space fighter game from when I was a child for years and years with no luck. But maybe if you just put it out of your mind, one day you'll just see something that'll trigger a memory. You never know.

Wish you luck man.

Edited by BeanWiggin
28th Feb, 2021 10:29:12 PM

I appreciate your help, believe me. I rarely receive any help for any of my queries. They might be vague, but I try to make them as descriptive as possible. It is just a bit surprising to me why others respond to almost everyone else here, but my queries. What justifies that?

No one might know, I understand that, but most replies to queries are merely guesses and I do not even receive those. Better a guess than nothing at all. I am not trying to sound like a complainer, but it is one thing not to reply, because you have nothing to go on, but another not to reply for the sake of avoiding an user. Who does that? Honestly.

As for this query, no it is one thing. I read this back I think in 2018, it was clear as day. I tried searching on my kindle, but no luck at all. Unfortunately, I cannot remember much, but I think it was a 70s or 80s story, but the details are perhaps more inaccurate than I am actually remembering. Honestly, I was hestitant to even post this query lest anyone not responding, but I am so appreciative at least someone did. I cannot thank you enough. I mean that.

28th Feb, 2021 10:40:14 PM

Well, I will say I think the userbase here skews more toward fantasy and fanfic than scifi.

As long as I know it's actually a published work, that'll make it easier to look for. But so far the only thing that seemed close was the story I suggested. Most scifi stories where the entirety/majority of the population has immortality involve cryostasis or body swapping.

If you think you remember HOW the immortality was gained, and it's something that isn't super common like the above two methods, that'd help.

I see you read a lot of horror. Was it horror or scifi?

2nd Mar, 2021 07:49:17 AM

I cannot remember how the immortality was developed, I think it was a treatment or perhaps cryostasis as you said. It could very well be A World out of Time, but for some reason that is not ringing any bells for me. I cannot remember anything else, unfortunately, but I do not think it was horror. It was more science fiction than anything else. I will look more into a World out of Time, it is quite possible that I am not remembering it as well as I think I am. Thank you again for your help, it was nice that someone answered. I tried asking this on Reedit, and no one knows, which is strange, because I vaguely remember someone asking it about the story about two or three years back.

12th Mar, 2021 04:18:18 PM

Still nothing on Reedit, I am going to see if I can purchase this book from Kindle. I will give it a check, but I do not know, just does not seem familiar to me, and I have the memory of an elephant.

19th Mar, 2021 07:59:32 PM

Shot in the dark, but I have vague recollection of a scifi book I read back in middle school called Outnumbering The Dead, about a future in which everyone was functionally immortal due to medical advances. I think the main character was an actor, and I don't remember much of the plot but I think it ended with his daughter watching him die happily (after having spent time opposing his decision)

20th Mar, 2021 09:21:21 AM

Ejigantor, that is the book, I am looking for! The names, cover, and story are all familiar. Thank you so much. Thank you for your tremendous help too Bean Wiggin, it is very appreciated.

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