In an isolated Star Fleet research lab, something has broken loose. Something that hungers…Bloodthirst was the 37th book of Pocket Books's numbered series of Star Trek novels, written by J.M. Dillard. The novel uses elements of classic horror stories in creating a tale of a vampire-like sickness in the Star Trek universe.


A class one medical emergency summons the Enterprise to the Federation Outpost Tanis. There, a grisly surprise awaits them. Two of the lab's three researchers are dead, their bodies almost entirely drained of blood. There are no clues. No records of their research. No remnants of their work.
There is only the outpost's sole survivor, Doctor Jeffrey Adams. A man with a secret that will rock the very foundations of Starfleet… and a terrible, all-consuming hunger that will bring death to the crew of the Starship Enterprise.



Jeffrey AdamsJames T. KirkLamiaLeonard McCoyRodrigo MendezLisa NguyenSpockJonathon StangerIngrit TomsonUSS Enterprise (NCC-1701) personnelQuince Waverleigh
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Lara KrovozhadnyJosé MendezSepekYoshi Takhumara

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS ArlingtonBrass Ring (transport) • USS Enterprise (Constitution-class heavy cruiser) • Romulan bird-of-prey (bird-of-prey)


Romulan Neutral ZoneStarfleet HeadquartersTanis
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San Francisco BayStarbase 9Starbase 11

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States and organizationsEdit

FederationRomulan Star EmpireStarfleetStarfleet Command

Technology and weaponsEdit

bioweaponcommunicatorcontainment suitforce fieldphaserskimmerstarship

Ranks and titlesEdit

admiralcaptaincommanderdoctorensignlieutenantofficerrear admiralscientistsenior staff

Food and drinkEdit

chicken saladchicken salad sandwichcoffeeryerye bread

Other referencesEdit

bloodclass 1 medical emergencycourt-martialdistress callFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2266-2270)galaxygovernmentHalloweenhumanoidlaboratorylanding partylifeformnation-stateOctoberoutpostplanetraces and culturesranksciencestarstar systemStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2265-2270)technologytimetitleuniformuniversevampirevirusweaponyear


31 October 2269




published order
Previous novel:
Worlds Apart, Book 2: How Much for Just the Planet?
TOS numbered novels Next novel:
The IDIC Epidemic
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Chain of Attack
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Final Nexus

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