[PW] Novel ID request:

Todd Mason foxbrick at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 27 07:21:47 PDT 2017


A friend on another list has this query:
"I asked this question over 25 years ago, when I first joined this list, and no one had an answer for me. I’m hoping, in the years since, someone can help me. I know our group is smaller in number, but there have been folks join since then who may know something. "It was a science fiction novel, had to have been published in the 60s or sooner, since I got it from my local library in the 60s. The premise included a humanoid alien race that had leathery bat-like wings and would fall dead asleep if touched by sunlight. I can’t recall if they drank blood (but I don’t think so). A human woman falls in love with one of them and they get captured and were subjects of scientific observation as an alien-human couple. That’s really about all I can recall about it, except that the story intrigued me (it may have been awful; I think I was 14 when I read it and I have been known to really enjoy junk fiction then and since) and I always wanted to find it again. "I have no idea why this story stayed in my mind all these years and I’d really like to know if it was worth the memory."
Thanks, for any suggestions.
Todd Masonhttp://socialistjazz.blogspot.com/2017/10/ffm-knopf-short-story-sampler-spring.html




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