The Blood of the Nephilim
The Blood of the Nephilim is a quick-paced science fiction story about the wondrous life of Ted. Ted is a boy who never gets sick. It is a puzzling situation for him and his family throughout his life. His doctor is unable to figure out why his blood is so different from others, due to lack of technology in 1965. But in 2019, George discovers the strange nature of this boy’s blood and immediately sets his men out to find him. He wants to use the boys blood to create a serum that will prevent people from getting sick, and get rich in the process. This sets Ted onto a dramatic path that helps him discover the strange mystery of his origin.
Although the plot of this story seems fantastical, the story remains grounded with well developed and endearing characters. The story sets a quick pace that kept me consistently engaged, quick enough to not lose interest but detailed enough to satisfy my curiosity- whether about the plot or the science behind the science fiction! Although the plot is, overall, well developed I was left with some lingering questions: even though Ted couldn’t get sick per se, did he also never break an arm? Or fracture a toe?
The shift from the past to present seemed natural and exciting. The scenes that the author set, both in 1965 and 2019, were both realistic and setup in a way that relayed the true ambiance of the time periods. I felt the difference between the worlds and the characters born into them. There’s also plenty of humor in this book, making sure everything is kept light and the character fun.
The Blood of the Nephilim utilizes a thought-provoking interplay between religion and science. Steve Zimcosky presents intriguing scientific research and contrasts it with a passage from Genesis. It’s a delightful juxtaposition that elevates the story beyond your run of the mill sci-fi story. This is perfect for science-fiction enthusiasts that are looking for a light but provocative story. Zimcosky is a master of lighthearted sci-fi literature.
Pages: 184 | ASIN: B086C3PV6L