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Afterparty - Daryl Gregory
Afterparty
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It begins in Toronto, in the years after the smart drug revolution. Any high school student with a chemjet and internet connection can download recipes and print drugs, or invent them. A seventeen-year-old street girl finds God through a new brain-altering drug called Numinous, used as... show more
It begins in Toronto, in the years after the smart drug revolution. Any high school student with a chemjet and internet connection can download recipes and print drugs, or invent them. A seventeen-year-old street girl finds God through a new brain-altering drug called Numinous, used as a sacrament by a new Church that preys on the underclass. But she is arrested and put into detention, and without the drug, commits suicide.Lyda Rose, another patient in that detention facility, has a dark secret: she was one of the original scientists who developed the drug. With the help of an ex-government agent and an imaginary, drug-induced doctor, Lyda sets out to find the other three survivors of the five who made the Numinous in a quest to set things right.A mind-bending and violent chase across Canada and the US, Daryl Gregory's Afterparty is a marvelous mix of William Gibson’s Neuromancer, Philip K. Dick’s Ubik, and perhaps a bit of Peter Watts’s Starfish: a last chance to save civilization, or die trying.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780765336927 (0765336928)
ASIN: 765336928
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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janetfurnee
janetfurnee rated it
4.0 Afterparty
The premise of a near future world where designer drugs are printed on a 3-D chemjet printer is truly original . Now imagine if a drug gave you your own personal deity. With breakneck speed, this novel takes you through a looking-glass to characters rendered with exquisite skill. Crossing genres, I...
AudiobookReviewer
AudiobookReviewer rated it
5.0 Afterparty
My full Afterparty audiobook review can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.Afterparty is set in a believable and recognizable possible future world were anyone can print drugs from their PC. But the really good drugs can still create empires. A group of scientists get together to create a remarkable new...
altheaann
altheaann rated it
5.0 Afterparty
Wow! This really exceeded my expectations.Previously, I've read Gregory's 'The Devil's Alphabet.' I didn't really like that book, aesthetically, and thought it had flaws - but I thought the writing was good enough that I wanted to give the author another try. I've actually got 'Pandemonium' in my TB...
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