• Rigormortensen

    What's interesting about the enduring fascination of Dracula and his mythic presence in all of the vampire fiction and movies is the gnawing sense of fear it betrays amongst humans. It's not just a fear of being bitten by a vampire and so joining the ranks of the undead, it's a fear of annihilation at the species level. Humanity fears for its survival, and the vampire reflcts that sense of foreboding. That's why there are some stories that have 'good' vampires, like the new FANGFORCE book. I've been debating some of these issues at and trying to understand just what's going on. For instance, some physicists and mathematicians (real ones, not fictional ones!) have done the math in terms of vampiric epidemiology. They worke…

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