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Questions tagged [drug]

This tag should be used for questions in which the impact of a drug (real or fictional) on the thinking and/or behavior of a major character is critical to the plot.

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What does the term 'serum' refer to in science fiction stories? [closed]

Most definitions say that it is a component of blood that has been in a centrifuge, but I haven't seen any definitions that is associated with sci-fi. I often came across this word when people talk ...
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What is the penalty for unlawful possession of Romulan Ale in the Federation?

Romulan Ale is illegal in the Federation for decades, but both Kirk and Picard and their senior crews are seemingly able to acquire it without too much difficulty, implying that enforcement of the ban ...
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In what story, a short novel, does the dream snake appear?

I think I read this sometime in the 1970s. The main character is a woman. As the title implies the dream snake is used as a, psychotropic. The user I think keeps it as a pet inducing the little snake ...
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What has Lieutenant Lopez been consuming during interrogation sessions?

Lieutenant Lopez, in each interrogation session of the Canterbury survivors, was seen consuming something that looked like a water droplet. A pill of sorts. Was it a snack, some kind of a drug like ...
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SciFi novel read around 1990s-2000s about time travel with drugs

I read this book in France, around 1990s, or early 2000s maybe. It looked new so it may have been written recently. I read it in french, but I cannot tell if it was translated from a foreign language.....
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Looking for the title and author of a short story featuring paintings by Arcimboldo and a Habsburg conspiracy

I read this story a long time ago and I can’t for the life of me get it by googling. Key details (these get somewhat spoilery if you haven't read this and feel like you might want to): Featured one ...
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Short story about lawyers fighting cases through hallucinogens

I recall this strange little gem of a story that I read years ago: It opens with two opposing lawyers amicably greeting, then one is asked to choose the drug to be used. They are both dosed with a ...
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Trying to find a short story about a drug that keeps wiping out your short-term memory every few minutes

A long time ago, around the late 1980s or possibly the early 1990s, I read a science fiction story about a man hit with a drug that keeps resetting his short-term memory. I remember the general plot,...