Cautionary Tales (#104)

1978-07stand-alone Short StoryIsaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, July-August 1978

Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Anthology, Vol 1;
Asimov's Masters of Science Fiction, 1978;
Asimov's Choice: Extraterrestrials & Eclipses, Dale Books, 1978;
Japanese, Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine;
Science Fiction Masterpieces, ed. Isaac Asimov, Galahad 1986;
Isaac Asimov's Choice, ed. Anon., Hale 1986;
Convergent Series
Playgrounds of the Mind
Best of Larry Niven, The
Gordon Why does immortality always come with a price?

On an alien world, Gordon meets an aged alien of a similar mind: They both want to live forever. Gordon is startled to learn that his new friend has been on his quest for over 10,000 years!