My Review of Stuart Aken’s Dystopian Novella


5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent writing, amazing characters, and a dystopian novella that is too close for comfort!

Stuart Aken’s “The Methuselah Strain” is a dystopian novella that brings a formidable look into the potential and not so shocking future for humanity. The writer has done his research, and without making far-reaching changes in how we value our environment and life in 2020, the world that the author creates is easy to imagine.

All of the individuals are well characterized and are not only thought-provoking and engaging but fit a logical glimpse into the distant future based on the state of advanced genetic engineering and robotic technology today. This society reduces the remaining population to an unproductive, discontented, and unhealthy civilization that idolizes materialism and physical addiction.

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To read more of Stuart’s published works, please visit his Amazon Author Page

34 thoughts on “My Review of Stuart Aken’s Dystopian Novella

    1. Thank you Suzette. It is a great read. It is a very realistic view of what our world could be like if we don’t start taking care of our world. My husband and I read it together and both really enjoyed it. Love ❤️ you. Have a blessed weekend. 🤗💕❤️Joni

  1. A great review, Joni! & the book sounds very relatable given our present conditions.
    Enjoy the festive season, dearie. ❤🙏🤗

    1. Bulbul you are so good to me. I was nervous about writing a review as I have only done a handful. So you, the expert editor and short story writer are very kind. Thank you. I hope you are staying safe. NC is one of the worse states for COVID. We are being super careful. Love you Bulbul. He wrote an extremely entertaining book as I don’t write many reviews. I hope your family is all well also my friend. Sending you love. 😘🤗💕❤️Joni

      1. Aww, you are always the sweetest friend, Joni, and I am no expert *embarrassed*, dear, but thank you a ton for your kindest words.
        Your review was spot on, Joni, I can understand the hesitation though. I am the same way with almost everything.
        I am safe here, by God’s grace and hope you and your loved ones are as well. Stay safe & blessed dearest. Enjoy the festive season.
        Much love ❤🤗🙏💙🌹🥰

    1. Ben you are a kick my friend. That is pretty sweet. Stuart has written seventeen books or something like that and is on his next and has stayed with the same publication company. He really is a great writer. Thank you for being so kind. Hope all is well. Sending you big hugs and many blessings my friend. Watch for a flying boat as one will pass your way this evening. It will be full of mermaids looking for someone to go swimming and comb their long red hair. It may take a while as their hair gets tangled in the pages of my poems. They will sing you to sleep too. Love ❤️ Joni 🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜🏽💕❤️

      1. Watch for a flying boat as one will pass your way this evening. It will be full of mermaids looking for someone to go swimming and comb their long red hair.

        I’ll be on the look-out! 🧜‍♀️

    1. Hi beautiful Button I slept in and I am excited to see you have a new poem and I can’t wait to read it. Thank you for reading my review. Stuart has seventeen books published by the same company. This book was an amazing dystopian read. You and I would be the Luce character in his book. He is a very talented writer.

      How is your foot progressing. I am still praying for you to get better. I have two upcoming post in an on-line journal. The Tiny Seed Journal. The one on the tenth of this month is one of my best poems I believe. I am continuing to submit my work. Three of my poems will be published on “I Write Her.” I am putting myself out there. Thank you so much for your wonderful support. I will always be grateful for your kindness, love and generous support of my work. Stay safe dearest Button.
      Honeybun 🤗💕❤️🦋😘

      1. Good morning honeybun,
        You are a gem. My foot? Don’t ask. I’ll go to the doctor next week. We’ll see.
        I am trilled you have so many pieces coming up. Congratulations sweetheart. I am happy for you. You are talented and you deserve to be published.
        Love you. Stay inspired and loved. Sending huge hugs.
        G (button)

    1. Yes indeed they do my friend. Stuart is a wonderful writer and researcher.
      Anna please be very safe. It is hard to sift through papers to know exactly what we are dealing with but whatever it is it isn’t good. More research from physician’s publications look like even if you survive you can have complications for a long time to come. We are being very safe. I will pray for your safety to my friend. Love ❤️ you Anna, Joni

    1. You sound like you have had an extra specially great morning. Bopping and hopping along the island. You are such a special character. I am hoping you have another video on your site this morning. Love y’all 🦋🤗💕❤️

      1. Aw! You are a smile gifter! I did have an especially good day yesterday! One of the great things about how slow I am getting around blogland is that I get to binge read/view WONDERFUL expression such as YOURS! And Thank You! There just may be another video percolating somewhere in my psyche! Love You, too!!! I hope Y’all have a great weekend! 💖🤗🦋😊💕

      2. Oh I hope so!! I am glad you had a great day. You really have a great voice for video and your lovely face is illuminated with light. So your videos are a gift. Sending love and gifts of pearls as they are my favorite jewel to work with and you remind me of a precious pearl. Love ❤️ you two islanders. Hugs too Joni

    1. I appreciate this comment more than you know because I have only written a few. I wanted to do the book justice. Thank you Allie for the kindness. Sending hugs and love ❤️ Stay safe. Joni

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