Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Five top stories about science gone sideways

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog Nicole Hill tagged five top stories in which "big science failed to see the flaws in its glorious inventions, until it was far, far too late," including:
Afterparty, by Daryl Gregory

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.
Read about another entry on the list.

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.

My Book, The Movie: Afterparty.

The Page 69 Test: Afterparty.

--Marshal Zeringue