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Gardner R. Dozois
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Poison Bleu: Roman

3.35 of 5 stars 3.35  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  3 reviews
236 pages
Published 2003 by Denoël (first published 1975)
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I found a worn copy of Nightmare Blue recently in a used book store. I was familiar with Gardner R. Dozois because of his annual Year's Best Science Fiction anthologies, but hadn't read any of his own work. Nightmare Blue was a pleasant surprise; Dozois and his coauthor, George Alec Effinger, wrote a very good story.
Basically, the story is a cross-genre mix of crime and SF. Nightmare blue is a drug, a terribly addictive drug. It is the perfect slave drug because one hit and you are hooked for li
William Powell
This has been in my collection a long time, and is one I come back to from time to time. The Blue of the title is a drug , instantly addictive, and withdrawal means death.

Who's pushing it, and why?

There are aliens, so it's no great leap to guess they're involved. But there's also opposition to the protag's investigation from the human authorities, so there's no support to be had there.

It's quite dystopian - the writing evokes sleaze and a broken society, and while you hope for a happy ending - t
1981 grade B

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Gardner Raymond Dozois (born July 23, 1947) is an American science fiction author and editor. He was editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine from 1984 to 2004. He has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, both as an editor and a writer of short fiction.
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