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Publisher Description

Blindsight is the Hugo Award–nominated novel by Peter Watts, "a hard science fiction writer through and through and one of the very best alive" (The Globe and Mail).

Two months have past since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since—until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who should we send to meet the alien, when the alien doesn't want to meet?

Send a linguist with multiple-personality disorder and a biologist so spliced with machinery that he can't feel his own flesh. Send a pacifist warrior and a vampire recalled from the grave by the voodoo of paleogenetics. Send a man with half his mind gone since childhood. Send them to the edge of the solar system, praying you can trust such freaks and monsters with the fate of a world. You fear they may be more alien than the thing they've been sent to find—but you'd give anything for that to be true, if you knew what was waiting for them. . . .

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy
October 3
Tom Doherty Associates

Customer Reviews

JRubino ,

100 Words or Less

Some novels are better the second time through – except I was at midway point before realizing I’ve read this novel already.

First was a summer vacation past-the-time read. Suddenly, this time around, the memories come back to me: good plot, interesting characters, great pacing. And yet, the revisit is better.

Slowing down, focusing more on the subtleties, it’s easier to dive into the novel’s layered rich world. Very realistic, yet unique enough to throw some surprises. It’s good. It’s fun. It’s thought provoking. Even when repeated.

Shnakepup ,


Excellent and thought-provoking book. If you're a fan of hard sci-fi, definitely give this a read.

Paulie56 ,

Guess you thinking, but has a lot of filler

The main parts of the book are well written and interesting. It introduces concepts that make you put the book down and think about them for a few minutes befor continuing to read, like a good thought experiment. I would recommend it to anyone based on that alone.

It also has too much filler. After the first hundred pages i began speed skimming all the flashbacks because they didn’t really add value in my opinion. It felt like he was attempting character development but didn’t quite pull it off.

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