Review by The Fabulous Kiwi Bird, submitted on 27-Jul-1992

Bloodthirst, 1987, Pocket Books, J. M. Dillard.

Well, SOME Star Trek novels are worth reading!! This Trek Classic book is not a "keeper" as was Spock's Planet or How Much For Just the Planet, but it's worth reading for an interesting exploration of a vampire theme.

A Starfleet biological warfare unit invents a virus that turns folks into one of two kinds of vampire--"H" for human or "R" for Romulan/Vulcan. Characterization is not too strong, and the plot twist features a grand old chestnut of Trek literature, but the logic of the vampiric virus is sound, as is Dr. McCoy's cure for it.

Worth spending time over on a plane or in a waiting room.

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From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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