Arthur Stoll, and Albert Hofmann, “Partial Synthesis of Alkaloids of the Ergobasin Type”, 1943, Helvetica Chemica Acta, volume 26, page 944-965 was a nonfiction, pharmaceutical publishing of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) shown in the diagram below (center molecule). Albert Hofmann of “Sandoz” laboratories on 16 November 1938 first chemically, synthesized LSD. On “Bicycle Day” 19 April 1943 (five years later) the “psychonautic” properties of LSD were discovered. As “psychonaut” Albert Hofmann on “Bicycle Day” took the first “LSD trip”.
“Psychonautics” by definition means: to explore and study “consciousness” (including “unconscious”) and altered-states, of consciousness. The science in the Science Fiction is often Pharmaceutical science. In fiction, characters uses pharmaceuticals. LSD is a legal, pharmaceutical to as it was in 1943. A psychonaut, character in a story usually causes the novel to be categorized as not simply, science fiction. Arthur Stoll, and Albert Hofmann, “Partial Synthesis of Alkaloids of the Ergobasin Type”, Helvetica Chemica Acta, 1943, volume 26, page 944-965 was a nonfiction, pharmaceutical publishing now historically famous. Albert Hofmann’s “Bicycle Day” of April 19 is an annually, observed date; and, Albert Hofmann “tripper” lived to be 102-years old.