7 of the most interesting fictional drugs

From the cosmic blast into another being's mind, to rolling bliss or obedient mind-slavery, fictional drugs have it all.

  • Fictional drugs are a major part of the lore and foundation for many science fiction stories.
  • The unique effects they have on their characters is an interesting new way to explore important issues.
  • Many of these fictional drugs are synonymous with the stories that have been told.
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The path of bliss: 11 epic quotes from Joseph Campbell

The great mythologist reminds us that our bliss is part of our suffering.

  • The famous academic will forever be known for his message to "follow your bliss".
  • George Lucas admitted that Star Wars was heavily influenced by Campbell.
  • The Power of Myth remains one of the most popular public television series of all time.
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4 books on race in America everyone should read

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas shares the books that shaped his life.

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  • These books, from authors like Toni Morrison and John F. Kennedy, open up a whole new perspective on the American landscape.
  • Read Jose Antonio Vargas' groundbreaking essay on life as an undocumented migrant in The New York Times Magazine.
  • Jose shared his list of 4 books on race in America everyone should read at a recent ScribdChat in San Francisco
  • Vargas' memoir, Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, is out now.
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Margaret Atwood is writing a sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

The renowned author plans to publish a follow-up to the 1985 bestseller in September 2019.

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  • The sequel will take place 15 years after the end of the first book.
  • The Handmaid's Tale has sold more than 8 million copies in English since it was first published in 1985.
  • Atwood said she was inspired to write a follow-up, in part, by the "world we've been living in."
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7 of the best psychedelic books ever written

Turn on, tune in, and drop out and into a good psychedelic book.

  • Psychedelic literature contains some of the richest prose and musings on the human condition.
  • A great deal of these books hail from the 20th century.
  • These are gateway books to a rich and other worldly adventure
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