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Night of Light

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Night of Light

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Author: Philip José Farmer
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group, 1966
Series: Father Carmody: Book 1

1. Night of Light
2. Father to the Stars

Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Every seven years, for one night, the peaceful planet Dante's Joy becomes both hell and heaven.

All who stay awake and take the Chance become what their inmost longings dictate: a beast howling with lust or depravity, or a godlike being flowering in truth and light. Thousands are transformed into monsters, and others find perfect happiness. Those who are afraid to take the Chance escape by lying drugged in the Sleep.

John Carmody, a conscienceless exile from Earth, arrogantly chooses to take the Chance.

It is too late to turn back. Shrieking in terror, he confronts the darkness...


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