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July 13th, 2012, 10:20 PM
I read these in the mid to late 80s, to give a frame of reference. The basic plot, as I remember it, was that a group of scientists released something in to the water supply that turned all children below a certain age immortal. The initial story dealt with the implications of this and the reaction from adults to it. The story followed the main character, a young boy, and his older brother who did not become immortal. In a later book, second or third maybe, it was discovered that the immortals lost their creativity and so it was eventually discovered how to reverse immortality so that a group of mortals could be born who were able to create music and poetry etc. I remember there was an antagonist who created a cult following as well.

My Google searching is coming up blank, but it did lead me to here. :)

Does any of this seem familiar?

September 7th, 2012, 03:16 AM
"A World Out of Time" by Larry Niven ?

November 2nd, 2012, 02:23 PM
"A World Out of Time" by Larry Niven ?

It's not a world out of time, I thought the same from the thread title, but nothing else matches. Sorry I can't help more.


November 22nd, 2014, 06:19 PM
This sounds like the series by Sharon Webb

Earth Child
Earth Song
Ram Song