Blue light: a novel

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The human race has just begun. In the Bay Area in the mid-1960s, several people are struck by a cosmic blue light that "quickens" their DNA, causing them instantaneously to evolve far beyond the present state of the human race. They become the full actualization of humankind, with strengths, understandings & communication abilities that exceed our imagining. Blue Light is the story of this quickening, & the conflict between these precursors of a new race of humans & the old breed they seem destined to supplant. Unfolding from the point of view of Chance, a half-black, half-white lost soul who becomes a follower of the "blues," the novel traces battles among those struck by the light (including one who becomes the living embodiment of Death) & their quest to bring their message of evolution & higher purpose to the rest of the world. Blue Light explores some of the questions about race, identity, & humanity that are the hallmark of the author's other best-selling fiction, but his mind-stretching new approach will take his readers to a fascinating place they've never traveled.
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display_description A cosmic blue light shines down on Earth creating a race of gods-and demons-whose battle for supremacy will determine the fate of the planet It is the mid 1960s, and the people of San Francisco are ready for transcendence. One night, beams of blue light streak down from space, killing some, driving others mad, and lifting a lucky few to a state of blissful brilliance. For the surviving, newly evolved super race of "blues," the powers of the universe are within reach. Under their guidance, Earth will either be raised to heaven or dragged to hell. Horace LaFontaine is also touched by the light-but instead of advancing to a higher state, he finds his body inhabited by a vicious intergalactic visitor known as Gray Man. Horace must watch, helpless, as Gray Man turns his body into a weapon and uses it to target the blues, who will need every ounce of their immense power just to survive.
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subject_facet Conduct of life -- Fiction, Electronic books, Fantasy fiction, Human evolution -- Fiction, Men -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction, San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction, Science fiction
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title Blue light : a novel
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topic Conduct of life Fiction, Electronic books, Human evolution Fiction, Men California San Francisco Fiction, San Francisco (Calif.) Fiction
topic_facet Conduct of life, Electronic books, Human evolution, Men