Daryl Gregory
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I've been waffling between 3 and 4 stars on this one. On the one hand, it has a serious problem that could be a deal-breaker for some science fiction readers. On the other, it was fun in a lot of ways.

Afterparty follows Lyta Rose, former partner in a tiny biotech company, current neurological curiosity, as she tries to track down who is making Numinus, a drug that lets users "see" God. Along the way there's action, sex, and some interesting discussions of the intersection of neurology and religion.

The possible deal-breaker for some might be that the ramifications of a world where drugs can be "printed" by home machines are not well thought out. The world seems more like current day where a few technologies are advanced, drug technology has exploded, and nothing else has changed much. If that type of thing bothers you, this book will drive you crazy.

Otherwise, enjoy the ride.