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Poison Bleu: Roman

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Nightmare Blue: the most addictive drug in the universe. The alien race known as the Aensalords alone know from whence it comes, and are its sole purveyors. Already its effects are visible on Earth—in the stark, raving eyes of the hopelessly addicted and enslaved. Now two agents set out to find the source: Jaeger, the last private detective in the peaceful world of the fut ...more
236 pages
Published 2003 by Denoël (first published 1975)
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Zantaeus Glom
'Nightmare Blue' is an especially boisterous, quicksilver yarn by Gardner Dozois & George Alec Effinger which reads like a super-gung ho, boys own sf Raymond Chandler yarn with jolly big spaceships and menacing mammalian, intergalactic despots rather than murderously convoluted blackmailing sexpots. The abundance of barnstorming action and nifty alien drug conspiracy yields a more than generous amount of quick-read entertainment.

The meet cute betwixt our quick-fisted pivate dick Karl Jaeger
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William Powell
Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Clyde
Nov 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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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