Afterparty, by Daryl GregoryRead about another entry on the list.
To round out the list, let’s return to the theme of narcotics deployed with a remarkable lack of foresight. In this particular rendition of the near future, “smart drugs” are what all the kids are doing. And by doing, I mean creating. Much like meth or Shrinky Dinks, these drugs have been rendered so simple to produce by technological advances that anyone can design their own neuron-altering cocktail. Things do not go off without a hitch, as protagonist Lyda learns after she helps create a drug that engenders a complete, biochemically produced belief in God that proves deadly.
Afterparty is among Adam Rowe's six top sci-fi and fantasy medical thrillers and Joel Cunningham's eleven fictional drugs with side effects that include creeping us out.
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