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By humanity has come face to face with its own mortality. The earths environment no longer offers quality of life. Then the Visitors came...just a few of them. Benevolent and caring, their behavior and instincts were more like the bear than human yet they possessed powers beyond the comprehension of mankind. They came to restore paradise on earth.
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This is a novel in the spirit of "On The Beach" or "The Day The Earth Stood Still" or perhaps even "I Am Legend", the soon to be movie remake of the book that Stephen King says most influenced his writing. Its not a horror story but "Thinning" is written with an aura of finality that is chilling but rational when mankind confronts a few omnipotent, yet benevolent, beings.From the Inside Flap:
July, 2011. Early morning. Sarah exited the kitchen's sliding glass door and stood on the deck at the rear of her home in Bakersfield, California. She stared at, perhaps, the largest undeveloped field of land in Southern California. The sun, rising behind her, bathed the field in a subdued light, concealing the devastation of an advanced greenhouse effect and, for a few moments, restoring the field to its bygone beauty. But this morning there was more. As the sun continued to rise the field grew ever more beautiful. Despite months without rain, the field's streams and lakes were full with the same clear, cobalt blue, water she had seen on her Alaskan cruise many years ago. The saw grass was healthy and high. Not dusty and trampled like before. The trees were brilliant in green leaves, each one perfectly formed. Deer drnk from a stream and in the grass she could see a pair of cougars. Descending the deck's stairs, Sarah walked the sixty feet to the edge of the field. A chance to share the field's newfound beauty before she awoke her two daughters for school was irrestible. Suddenly it became very cold. A fog so dense and bright it forced her eyes to close enveloped her. She began to feel dizzy. She could not see where she was going. Sarah turned and started to run from the field in terror...and ran straight into the sliding glass door from which she had exited minutes ago. Sarah was knocked to the deck's floor by the blow. She sat upon the deck, crying, while blood dripped from a cut on her forehead.
By the year 2011, humanity has come face to face with its own mortality. The Earth, its environment overwhelmed by the products of an increasing human civilization, no longer offers its inhabitants quality of life. Survival, for all of the Earth's species, has become the only goal.
Then they came. Not many, just a few. Their behavior and instincts were more like the bear and the deer than human but they possessed powers beyond humanity's comprehension. They came to restore paradise on Earth.
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Book Description Digihouse Inc, 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0971303207