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rainswept
April 20th, 2010, 12:47 PM
Another sci-fi title I read in the late 70's or early 80's. In this one people can take a walk-in treatment that hones their intelligence. Very rarely it causes a quantum leap in mental ability. The protagonist is one of those lucky few, and gains the reward of a lifestyle of wealth and privilege at government expense.

He comes to realize that the gov't piles on the perks to distract these super-intellects from figuring out some devilish secret or conspiracy.

One of the details I can remember is that one of the super-intelligent types is an eccentric loner who dresses entirely in shades of blue.

Thanks :)

Pellinore
April 23rd, 2010, 03:05 PM
Possibly The R-Master by Gordon R. Dickson?

rainswept
April 23rd, 2010, 03:35 PM
That is almost certainly it :D although the title doesn't ring any bells, the R-47 itself sure does. Thanks!