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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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Compelling if a little bleak
July 3rd, 2015
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.
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Not "techy" enough for this book!
January 22nd, 2015
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.
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Good set of fresh ideas
July 6th, 2014
Overall an novel cornucopia of ideas piled together.
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