https://twitter.com/sabartonwrites/status/974497738799964160?s=19 If lifespans are extended significantly in the future... say, as the title suggests, by a couple hundred years -- or even a measly extra century -- I think it's highly likely that as demographics shift towards a preponderance of people over a century old the perception of youth as flighty will... stretch a bit.... Continue Reading →
(Original appearance on my Patreon page, 04 July 2017) To understand our ancestors and the Natural Lifers, voluntary and involuntary, throughout the Solar System, you must understand first that they are all dead. For our pre-Longevity ancestors, that's literally true. But I mean something more profound than a simple observation of the state of being... Continue Reading →
...or at least the happy little solarpunk short-short they star in is free! I have often said that I hope that someone -- anyone, government or private or whatever -- builds a really decent retirement home on the moon or in geosynchronous orbit or at L5 in time for me to retire to it. This... Continue Reading →
A little over a year ago I cooked up this little free short (you can read it here, complete and no download needed) in connection with a creative writing class in the MA program I'm finishing up now. The protagonist is Ms. Gaither, an eighty-five year old woman, and she came out of more than... Continue Reading →
The first time I posted this, I managed to delete the story somehow. Or, worse still, not actually write it. So let's try this again! Still Time S.A. Barton Seventy aimless years: before the cure for aging, he'd never have become anyone.
But everyone can see the cover, at least! This story is Patreon-exclusive for 90 days as thanks for helping me reach my $60/month funding milestone! As I wrote for the folks on Patreon: This is one of my less common pieces -- mainstream fiction (magical realism at most) rather than science fiction or fantasy. I wrote... Continue Reading →