Afterparty

Afterparty

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When a girl who was addicted to a drug she helped develop dies in a detention facility, Lyda Rose, a scientist and patient at the same facility, receives help from an imaginary, drug-induced doctor to make things right.

McMillan Palgrave

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 last chance to save civilization, or die trying.



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& Taylor

When a girl who was addicted to a drug she helped develop dies in a detention facility, Lyda Rose, a scientist and patient at the same facility, receives help from an imaginary, drug-induced doctor to make things right while finding the other survivors of her development team. By the award-winning author of The Devil's Alphabet. 25,000 first printing.
"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, 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"--

Publisher: New York : Tor, c2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765336927
Branch Call Number: SCIFI GRE
Characteristics: 302 p. ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: After party

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ChristchurchLib Nov 30, 2015

Prior to her extended stay in a mental hospital, biochemist Lyda Rose invented Numinous, a medication designed to treat schizophrenia that was shelved after its side effects proved lethal. On the ward, Lyda encounters a girl showing all the symptoms of Numinous abuse, despite the fact that the drug's production has been banned for years. With the help of her own chemically induced guardian angel, Dr. Gloria, and her ex-colleague Ollie, an intelligence analyst, Lyda searches for the manufacturers in order to put a stop to Numinous' production. Fast-paced, thought-provoking, and witty, Afterparty may appeal to fans of other tales of designer drugs gone awry, such as Mira Grant's Parasitology series. Science fiction newsletter December 2015

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