By Walter Mosley
2013 Retail ePub
A cosmic blue gentle shines down in the world making a race of gods—and demons—whose conflict for supremacy will ensure the destiny of the planet
It is the mid Nineteen Sixties, and the folk of San Francisco are prepared for transcendence. One evening, beams of blue gentle streak down from house, killing a few, using others mad, and lifting a fortunate few to a country of comfortable brilliance. For the surviving, newly advanced large race of “blues,” the powers of the universe are nearby. below their assistance, Earth will both be raised to heaven or dragged to hell.
Horace LaFontaine can be touched by means of the light—but rather than advancing to a better country, he unearths his physique inhabited through a vicious intergalactic customer referred to as grey guy. Horace needs to watch, helpless, as grey guy turns his physique right into a weapon and makes use of it to focus on the blues, who will desire each ounce in their monstrous energy simply to live on.
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He contemplated the creatures and the landscape beyond, and noticed two cows on their sides still further away. He watched them for a minute or two to make sure there was no movement, and then turned and walked thoughtfully back to the road. 'Sergeant Decker,' he called. The sergeant came over, and saluted. ' The sergeant blinked. ' he asked, uneasily. 'Well, I suppose a budgerigar would do as well. There ought to be some in Oppley. You'd better take the jeep. ' 'I – er ' 'Cut along now, Sergeant.
Responded Ferrelyn, rather as if it were an answer. After a considerate interval Gordon Zellaby remarked: 'We, also, are all right, we believe, though bewildered. We are also somewhat chilled. ' Alan seemed to become aware of them for the first time. 'The – ' he began, and then broke off as the lights came on. 'Goodoh,' he said. ' And departed, towing Ferrelyn after him. ' "Hot drinks in a jiffy," ' murmured Zellaby. ' * And so, when we came down to breakfast, eight miles away, it was to be greeted with the news that Colonel Westcott had gone out a couple of hours before; and that Midwich was as near awake again as was natural to it.
That's me,' Janet agreed as we left. * HQ had been established a little back from the affected area, on the Oppley road. At the policeblock Bernard produced a pass which earned him a salute from the constable on duty, and we passed through without further trouble. A very young threepipper sitting forlornly in a tent brightened up at our arrival, and decided that as Colonel Latcher was out inspecting the lines it was his duty to put us in the picture. The cagedbirds had now, it seemed, finished their job, and been returned to their doting and reluctantly publicspirited owners.
Blue Light by Walter Mosley