SciFi.com has an interview with Whitley Strieber in which he talks about his most popular books. In speaking of his latest, Lilith's Dream, he says, "I chose Egypt because it has a very vampiric feel to it. There is something connected with the vastness in time that Egyptian civilization survived and the long time that has passed since Egyptian civilization died. The enormity of their monuments. The strangeness of something that was with us for so long and was huge that could even die. There is almost the feeling that it isn't dead but rather transformed itself into a kind of slumber being, that in itself is a sort of time-vampire. Its presence lingers in the shadows of our world in ways we least expect and feeds off of us. Everytime someone ends a prayer in the Western world they say 'Amen'?that is the name of an Egyptian god associated with completion. So we're still praying to their gods."
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