The Stone That Never Came Down Hardcover – 1973 by John Brunner (Author)
The world is awash in civic decay, military coups and revolutionary governments, bands of believers ('Godheads') roaming the streets and turning plastic crosses into assault weapons. One scientist has discovered a new kind of viral drug, VC, which has the power to drastically alter the human mind. It could save civilization but at what cost? And who has the right to make a decision about whether or not to use it? It's John Brunner at his thought-provoking, action-packed best.