By Daryl Gregory
It starts off in Toronto, within the years after the clever drug revolution. Any highschool scholar with a chemjet and web connection can obtain recipes and print medicines, or invent them. A seventeen-year-old highway woman reveals God via a brand new brain-altering drug known as Numinous, used as a sacrament by means of a brand new Church that preys at the underclass. yet she is arrested and positioned into detention, and with out the drug, commits suicide.
Lyda Rose, one other sufferer in that detention facility, has a dismal mystery: she was once one of many unique scientists who built the drug. With the aid of an ex-government agent and an imaginary, drug-induced health practitioner, Lyda units out to discover the opposite 3 survivors of the 5 who made the Numinous in a quest to set issues right.
A mind-bending and violent chase throughout Canada and the united states, Daryl Gregory's Afterparty is a fabulous mixture of William Gibson’s Neuromancer, Philip okay. Dick’s Ubik, and maybe just a little Peter Watts’s Starfish: a final likelihood to save lots of civilization, or die attempting.
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