06-18-2010 04:39 AM

'In just three verses and a few words -- forty-nine words in the original Hebrew of Genesis -- the Bible describes the creation of Heaven and Earth, then records an actual prehistoric time of early Mankind and a series of amazing events, including a global Flood, the presence on Earth of gods and their sons, inter-species intermarriage, and demigod offspring . . .

And so, starting with one word (Nefilim), I told the tale of the Anunnaki, "Those who from Heaven to Earth came" -- space travelers and interplanetary settlers who came from their troubled planet to Earth in need of gold, and ended up fashioning The Adam in their image. In doing so I brought them to life -- recognizing them individually, unraveling their tangled relationships, describing their tasks, loves, ambitions, and wars -- and identifying their inter-species offspring, the 'demigods'.'

Read more: There Were Giants Upon the Earth