Norman Spinrad’s 1980 Songs from the Stars is a standalone science fiction novel.
Centuries ago, the black sorcery of the industrial age ended with the Smash. Much of the planet is a poisoned wasteland. West Coast Aquaria may be the sole exception. Relying solely on White Science of muscle, sun, wind and water, the people of Aquaria live karmically pure lives unsullied by the black sciences, living by the Clear Blue Way.
Or so they tell themselves. It’s a lie.