|Published in||Asimov's Science Fiction|
|Publication date||August 1991|
The story follows a man who is given an experimental drug to heal brain damage caused by anoxia after he nearly drowns. The drug regenerates his damaged neurons and has the unintended side effect of exponentially improving his intellect and motor skills. As he gets smarter and smarter, he is pursued by several government agencies and eventually receives a message from—and then enters into conflict with—another super-intelligent test subject.
Recorded and film versions
- Understand title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Understand audiobook in the Internet Archive
- on YouTube
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