87th out of 155 books — 55 voters
Zelerod's Doom (Sime/Gen #8)
The monumental social experiment begun in FIRST CHANNEL and continued in CHANNEL'S DESTINY culminates centuries later in ZELEROD'S DOOM. Klyd Farris and Risa Tigue forge an alliance to reorganize both the Sime and Gen Territories, politically and economically. But both Territories have factions that are willing to battle each other, while the social fabric of their world f...more
Published August 5th 1986 by DAW
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Apr 21, 2010 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Science Fiction Fans
In the far future a mutation develops and humankind is split into Simes and Gens. Simes "change over" at adolescence into vampire-like creatures that must suction off energy from Gens every month. Ordinarily, this causes the death of the Gen. But then "Channels" are discovered who could safely take energy from Gens and give that energy to Simes. But there are still "Sime" territories where Gens are kept like cattle, and "Gen" territories where a developing Sime would be shot on sight. Zelerod is...more
The beginning is glorious. It takes up about 15 years after Ambrov Keon left off, and it's marvelous to see how your favorite characters are doing. The story outline is solid as well, it's one of those books you really want to read as a keystone to the series - a turning point in an entire world's history. But... Well lets just say its hard going. Some characters are incredibly annoying, important events flash by too quickly, while others drown in long winded expositions that are technical in na...more
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...