Fishing for Light is about hope. More to the point, the character, Eddie Wilcox lost that hopeful spark after his father died. It was from that personal trauma that his genetic code was altered. But I decided to take the metaphor a bit further, and had a little fun. And that is in part why Professor Quan and Captain Lovins steal the Hope Diamond, and Professor Quan used it for his scientific experiments. I even added a young character, Bill, who happens to be from Hope, Arkansas. (I thought that was a fun twist …)
If you read the book description, Professor Quan searched through the genetic code and he discovered – pure love. I think if you have hope, you can give or receive – love.