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Those of My Blood
Jacqueline Lichtenberg
BenBella Books, 333 pages

Those of My Blood
Jacqueline Lichtenberg
Now residing in Arizona, Jacqueline Lichtenberg was born in New York, grew up in California, was married in Israel while working as a Chemist at Israel Mining Industries, and raised her children in New York. Her first professional SF novel, House of Zeor, was in print continuously for 21 years, and is now reprinted in Sime~Gen: The Unity Trilogy.

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A review by Alisa McCune

Vampires on the moon? This premise provides a unique backdrop for Jacqueline Lichtenberg's Those of My Blood.

Dr. Titus Shiddehara is a human/vampire hybrid alien from the planet Luren. Titus, an astronomer has been sent to Project Station on the moon to stop his nemesis and vamphyric father, Dr. Abbot Nandoha from contacting the home world of Luren.

Titus is a resident, a Luren who does not drink blood from the human source. Instead, he drinks a cloned, dried blood mixed with heated water. Abbot, on the other hand, is a Tourist. He feels justified in not only drinking blood from humans, but also in their domination. To Abbot, humans are just like cattle or orl. If Abbot succeeds in sending his message to Luren, humanity will be doomed.

Abbot and Titus, as vampires have incredible telepathic powers. They are able to bend others to their will and create believable illusions. Using these skills, Abbot does everything he can to try contact Luren. Titus is forced to struggle to thwart Abbot and stay alive. This power struggle, set against a conflicted Earth, creates a refreshing and fascinating world with unexpected twists and turns. Those of My Blood will keep you guessing until the end.

Jacqueline Lichtenberg is the author of the Sime~Gen series and many other SF novels. Lichtenberg's Dreamspy is also set on the same world as Those of My Blood.

Copyright © 2004 Alisa McCune

Alisa discovered science fiction at the tender age of eight. She devoured The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis and never looked back. She lives in Chicago with her husband, cat, and 5000 books. For more information please visit her website at

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