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Steve Zimcosky Author Interview

Steve Zimcosky Author Interview

The Blood of the Nephilim follows a man who’s never been sick and a billionaire that wants to profit off of it. How did the idea for this novel start and change as you wrote?

The idea started as I was researching blood types, as I have the rarest blood type AB-, and I wanted to know where the blood types originated from. What I found out was that the Rh- factor is only found in a very small percentage of the population worldwide. There are theories that it was a mutation somewhere during the evolution of mankind but there is no definitive proof of that. And the one ancient alien theory states that it comes from aliens breeding with humans. The story started out with the young boy never getting sick and how he had a passion for archaeology and eventually searching those sites mentioned by ancient alien theorists. As I began getting into the background I thought how interesting it would be if a billionaire found out about this person and decided he wanted his blood to create a serum for all of the wealthy people so they never have to worry about ever getting sick.

I enjoyed the interplay between science and religion in this book. What were some themes you wanted focus on in this story?

I wanted to focus on themes that are present in society today. One is how people perceive the wealthy as having so much power to do anything that they want by generally using their wealth to influence the laws, property values and politicians and never feeling any repercussions. So I imagined how one wealthy person would use his money and influence to create a serum from a person’s blood so that he would never get sick again. Of course by saying he would help all mankind everyone trusted him.

Another theme I wanted to focus on was the ancient alien theme. If you look back at many of the religious writings many can be interpreted in ways of showing that aliens did come to this planet and interacted with mankind. For example the book of Enoch talks about fallen angels interacting with man and taking wives as well as in the book of Gensis. The Nephilim were known as fallen angels or spirits in the bible and in Arabic they are called Jinn. The offspring of the Nephilim and the human wives they took were said to be giants. Of course this one of many theories about them.

What were some goals you set for yourself as a writer with this book?

One of my goals was to have people who read the book see that things are not always as they seem. Perhaps the things we read in the ancient texts could have been about aliens who came to help mankind. How did the Rh- negative factor actually come about? There are theories but no definitive proof of how such a small percentage of the population has it. What I want is for people to look at the world and not take what someone says as truth but to do their own research and come to their own conclusion. Many people take what the so called talking heads say as truth when in fact many of them are paid entertainers.

What is the next novel that you are working on and when will it be available?

I have a few ideas that I am working on right now but I believe the next one will be a mystery that revolves around an author. I hope to start outlining it soon and having it down in the fall of this year.

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A scientist investigates archaeological sites that could have been built by aliens. No one knows why he has never been sick a day in his life. A billionaire believes his blood is the secret to perfect health. And, he wants it.

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The Blood of the Nephilim

The Blood of the Nephilim by [Steve Zimcosky]

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

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