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No.4268

No board about books is complete without a place for Peter Watts fans to gush about how he's the best sci-fi author ever.

http://rifters.com/real/shorts.htm if you want to read his first 4 books. Don't bother with reading Behemoth, and only buy Echopraxia(the most recent book) if you *really* liked Blindsight.

  No.4802

>>4268
Why, is echopraxia considered to be bad? I really enjoyed it.

I only read blindsight and echopraxia, and I absolute adore blindsight. I was going to read starfish next but my local library didn't have a copy so I never really got around to it.

I should definitely give blindsight a re-read, I barely knew anything about philosophy at the time and a lot of the concepts just flew right over my head.

  No.4804

>>4802
>Why, is echopraxia considered to be bad?

I liked it too, but it seemed to me that it was lacking the innovative narrative structure that made blindsight extra super good.

>I was going to read starfish next but my local library didn't have a copy so I never really got around to it.


well, they're on his website, so if you can stand reading from a screen for a few hours you can go right ahead.

  No.4805

>I absolute adore blindsight

Blindsight is one of my favorite books ever. That ending though. Total mindfuck.

Echopraxia is also a very good book, but not as good as blindsight. Gets a little confusing.

>I was going to read starfish next

The complete rifter trilogy is on his website for free. Definitely go for it. Different than Blindsight/Echopraxia, but you really can tell he is a marine biologist just from his descriptions of the deep sea life. 10/10 would read again.


Are there other authors that have a similar style as him? I can't put my finger on it why, but Hugh Howey has kind of a similar vibe. I can really recommend his Silo trilogy.

  No.4806

>>4805
I'm reading the quantum thief now and it's giving me some Watts vibes. It also takes place in a post human society and the universe if just as, if not more imaginative than Watt's. It's seems a bit less "intelligent" but it drops some very neat concepts on you