Sex, Drugs, Einstein, and Elves

"Reading Sex, Drugs, Einstein, and Elves induced a marked, noticeable psychoactive response. The author has created a text that could well result in Cliff Pickover's writing being classified as a controlled substance." -- Jamie Forbes, New York City media consultant

Chapter 1: On Fugu Sushi and Transdimensional Reality Worms
In which we encounter zombie recipes, the dream fish of Norfolk Island, hallucinogenic worm intestines, fugu sushi, Homer Simpson, the "larval beings" of William Burroughs, H. P. Lovecraft, parallel universes, ayahuasca, Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman, the Leather Man, the Malalis Indians, grilled fugu sperm, mushroom-loving reindeer, iboga, the instinct to alter consciousness, Christian Ratsch, Wernher von Braun, Kip Thorne, Carl Sagan, The Lobotomy Club, the overlap of science fiction and science, and personal anecdotes of my childhood and home town of Shrub Oak, New York.

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