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Peter Watts “Blindsight” on line

Posted by Mike on December 15, 2006

http://www.rifters.com/real/Blindsight.htm

Blindsight is probably the most hyped Science Fiction book of 2006 (google it and you’ll see several people marking it for awards next year) and it has already been put on line under the Creative Commons License at the above link. I want to bring this to people’s attention as I’m a little over half way through (the hard copy) and thinking this is a book that lives up to all this considerable hype. I’ll, of course, talk about it when I’m finished (probably will post a review by early next week), but I’ve got to say that it’s already one of the most powerful hard science fiction novels I’ve had the pleasure of reading. The ideas are multitude and gigantic, the characters unique to the genre, the prose absolutely scintillating in the way it draws pictures of alien technology, and the story line utterly fascinating. I’d of course suggest people just go get the book, but on this one you can now see for yourself. I am counting myself very lucky at how many really good books I’ve been reading lately.

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