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Jennifer Greylyn
The Book Thief by Jennifer Greylyn (Beneath Ceaseless Skies : Volume 30)

Hope… surely a strange title for a book, an intriguing title, perhaps one that you would have to pick up and read? That decision is what our protagonist is faced with in this unique tale of a dead mage, his book, and the man who happens to pick it up. An entertaining read to say the least complete with magic, mystery and the depths one will go for knowledge and extending his own life.

Henry Kuttner
Fury - Destination Infinity by Henry Kuttner

Fury goes into a deeper discussion of immortality than most other stories. Characters don’t just happen to live long lives, but how they spend their time, and how these longer life-spans alter their ways of thinking come in to play. The immortals are treated like Gods because of the opportunities their years give them. They can spend years honing their skills and they appear to be precognitive simply because they’ve had a long enough time to better analyze human nature.