A lesser-known work of speculative fiction by Hugo Award-winning author Ronnie Lee Ellis. Old Sailors Never Die chronicles the adventures of Barry Soul, ex-sailor, ex-hero of the Cyberform Conflict and sometime detective who runs afoul of self-centered heiress Sedona My while searching for a lost android. The novel’s important themes are 1) forbidden human/android love, 2) the very mixed blessings of inherited titles and/or fortunes, and 3) the power of the random factor to eclipse both destiny and free will. Reviews of the novel were mixed. That the novel ends as our hero Barry Soul simply finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and so dies a cruel and meaningless death, seems to have been a main reason for the novel’s less than enthusiastic reception, especially considering the book’s title.