Afterparty, by Daryl GregoryRead about another entry on the list.
Flex [by Ferrett Steinmetz] has one fictional drug, but Afterparty deals out an endless supply. It’s set during a “Smart Drug revolution,” in which anyone can become a self-taught custom-designer of ability enhancing pharmaceuticals. The hero, mental patient Lyda Rose, accidentally starts a religion after designing drug that creates a total belief in God, and the novel follows her trek to the manufacturers to figure out how to fix things. She also has a biochemically created, hallucinatory guardian angel sidekick, so that’s another obvious point in its favor.
My Book, The Movie: Afterparty.
The Page 69 Test: Afterparty.