More titles to consider

Shopping Cart

You're getting the VIP treatment!

With the purchase of Kobo VIP Membership, you're getting 10% off and 2x Kobo Super Points on eligible items.

itemsitem
See your RECOMMENDATIONS

Synopsis

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. . . .

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ratings and Reviews

Overall rating

4.2 out of 5
(34)
5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Stars
17 11 4 1 1

Share your thoughts

You've already shared your review for this item. Thanks!

We are currently reviewing your submission. Thanks!

All Reviews

  • 1 person found this review helpful

    1 people found this review helpful

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

    Was this helpful to you?

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Report as inappropriate

    Not "techy" enough for this book!

    I found this book was interesting as per the author's vision of our ability to modify through technology our brain function to increase intelligence, learning etc....but most of the time I felt I was lost in the wilderness regarding the characters. I found I didn't care about them all that much. Too much was unsaid for me. A complicated story line that didn't draw me in. I love sci-fi, but this didn't work for me.

  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

    Was this helpful to you?

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Report as inappropriate

    Compelling if a little bleak

    Loved the concept of blindsight, of seeing without seeing consciously, and the meaning of consciousness. Also the reinvention of the vampire mythos as an evolutionary sidestep, I found coolly underplayed. Very well written. Looking forward to reading echopraxia.

  • 0 person found this review helpful

    0 people found this review helpful

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

    Was this helpful to you?

    Thanks for your feedback!

    Report as inappropriate

    Good set of fresh ideas

    Overall an novel cornucopia of ideas piled together.

(34)

You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices:

  • DESKTOP
  • eREADERS
  • TABLETS
  • IOS
  • ANDROID
  • WINDOWS