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Those of My Blood
by Jacqueline Lichtenberg (Goodreads Author)
Integrating vampire love and page-turning suspense by an award-winning science fiction author, this story of fantasy and romance will appeal to genre fans of all kinds. Finding the remains of an alien spaceship complete with humanoid corpses, scientists begin to work on sending a message to the stars, in hope of contacting the newly discovered civilization. The scientists, ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 10th 2003 by BenBella Books
(first published 1988)
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LIST OF FICTIONAL SUB GENUS HOMO SPECIES AND ALIEN HUMANOID SPECIES
scientific and purely biological Vampires and alien vampires species
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I do not offer 5 stars, to anything, with a cavalier attitude. But, when I had read this book for the first time - in the 80 decade - I was awed right down to my toes. For me, it was the first time an author took the traditional, i.e vampire theme, and presented something literally other- worldly. Generally, before "Those of my Blood", I was raised, feed, and nourished with nothing but vanilla when it came to our blood sucking fiends. Closed coffins, dark & dank dungeons, wooden stakes, and ...more
I have the fondest memories of discovering the Sime/Gen universe as a teenager. As a dedicated science fiction reader I was having more and more difficulty ignoring male authors' views of gender. And it was so hard to find female writers! (Later on I realized that a lot of them were hiding behind male names.) So it was with delight that I dove into Jacqueline Lichtenberg's universe. I have no memories of how she handled gender at the time, and I'm not sure that I cared, just as long as I didn't ...more
The premise of the book is interesting. There are two types of vampires (who are really aliens), the sort who respect humans and want to get along, and the sort who want to rule humanity. The bad sort are trying to get a message out to the rest of the vampires to come rescue them and rule earth. Sadly, I found the main character (one of the good sort of vampires), entirely dull. He goes on about being entirely committed, but then clearly isn't.
Jacqueline Lichtenberg is creator of the Sime~Gen Universe, primary author of Star Trek Lives!, founder of the Star Trek Welcommittee, creator of the term Intimate Adventure, winner of the Galaxy Award for Spirituality in Science Fiction and one of the first Romantic Times Awards for Best Science Fiction Novel. Her work is now in e-book form, audio-dramatization and on XM Satellite Radio. She has ...moreMore about Jacqueline Lichtenberg...