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Blindsight af Peter Watts
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Blindsight (udgave 2006)

af Peter Watts

Serier: Firefall (1)

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Hugo and Shirley Jackson award-winning Peter Watts stands on the cutting edge of hard SF with his acclaimed novel, Blindsight
Two months since the stars fell...
Two months of silence, while a world held its breath.
Now some half-derelict space probe, sparking fitfully past Neptune's orbit, hears a whisper from the edge of the solar system: a faint signal sweeping the cosmos like a lighthouse beam. Whatever's out there isn't talking to us. It's talking to some distant star, perhaps. Or perhaps to something closer, something en route.
So who do you send to force introductions with unknown and unknowable alien intellect that doesn't wish to be met?
You send a linguist with multiple personalities, her brain surgically partitioned into separate, sentient processing cores. You send a biologist so radically interfaced with machinery that he sees x-rays and tastes ultrasound. You send a pacifist warrior in the faint hope she won't be needed. You send a monster to command them all, an extinct hominid predator once called vampire, recalled from the grave with the voodoo of recombinant genetics and the blood of sociopaths. And you send a synthesist??an informational topologist with half his mind gone??as an interface between here and there.
Pray they can be trusted with the fate of a world. They may be more alien than the thing they've been sent to find.
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied
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Medlem:aleph-beth-null
Titel:Blindsight
Forfattere:Peter Watts
Info:New York : Godalming : Tor ; Melia [distributor], 2006.
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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Nøgleord:to-read, reading-in-2023

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Blindsight af Peter Watts

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    Solaris af Stanisław Lem (deTerrence)
  2. 50
    Eifelheim af Michael Flynn (Waldheri)
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    Embassytown af China Miéville (electronicmemory)
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    Leviathan Wakes af James S. A. Corey (electronicmemory)
  5. 20
    The Three-Body Problem af Cixin Liu (electronicmemory)
  6. 10
    Starfish af Peter Watts (electronicmemory)
    electronicmemory: Classic bleak sci-fi.
  7. 10
    The Freeze-Frame Revolution af Peter Watts (electronicmemory)
  8. 00
    A Fire upon the Deep af Vernor Vinge (electronicmemory)
    electronicmemory: Excellent hard sci-fi which contains concepts which will challenge your mind.
  9. 11
    The Best of Edmond Hamilton af Edmond Hamilton (jen.e.moore)
    jen.e.moore: Slightly misanthropic stories about how humanity is not necessarily the apex of creation.
  10. 01
    Foreigner af C. J. Cherryh (electronicmemory)
    electronicmemory: Two books that push the boundaries on our understanding of what constitutes alien cultures and intelligences.
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Another one bites the dust.

About an hour into a 12 hour book.

Hard SF and I now know it is far from my reading interest.

I see books talked about and reviewed, often not researching too hard for fear of spoilers so I went into this excited and I leave it disappointed. Letting myself now read thru all the great reviews which support that it’s not for me. Back to the radio until I can borrow the next book.
1 stem Corinne2020 | May 22, 2024 |
Interesting ideas about alien life that experiences the universe in a way far different than humans do. The author did a good job of depicting Rorschach in a terrifying way, while (by the end) explaining why it is the way it is. The human characters themselves also worked. Seeing the events of this book through Siri's eyes made sense, since he's supposed to just be an observer, but we still got to see some (admittedly sudden) change in his character.

The inclusion of vampires in this novel was quite strange. They were between humans & the aliens in terms of perception & cognition, so perhaps one could argue they can help us better understand the aliens. I'm not sure if we necessarily needed to throw vampires into this world to get that understanding, or if it could be done another way that would perhaps fit better with this apparently being hard sci-fi. ( )
  brp6kk | May 5, 2024 |
Blows your mind especially when don’t have any pre-familiarity with philosophy of mind and speculative theories in neuroscience. ( )
  nitrolpost | Mar 19, 2024 |
it has a SEVERE case of no likable characters, but i still appreciated what it had going on. ( )
  ansate | Feb 5, 2024 |
Wasn't a huge fan, but it was alright. Probably won't read the rest of the series. The creatures moving during eye saccades (?) was very interesting though. ( )
  cactuscat | Dec 31, 2023 |
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Fiction. Science Fiction. HTML:

Hugo and Shirley Jackson award-winning Peter Watts stands on the cutting edge of hard SF with his acclaimed novel, Blindsight
Two months since the stars fell...
Two months of silence, while a world held its breath.
Now some half-derelict space probe, sparking fitfully past Neptune's orbit, hears a whisper from the edge of the solar system: a faint signal sweeping the cosmos like a lighthouse beam. Whatever's out there isn't talking to us. It's talking to some distant star, perhaps. Or perhaps to something closer, something en route.
So who do you send to force introductions with unknown and unknowable alien intellect that doesn't wish to be met?
You send a linguist with multiple personalities, her brain surgically partitioned into separate, sentient processing cores. You send a biologist so radically interfaced with machinery that he sees x-rays and tastes ultrasound. You send a pacifist warrior in the faint hope she won't be needed. You send a monster to command them all, an extinct hominid predator once called vampire, recalled from the grave with the voodoo of recombinant genetics and the blood of sociopaths. And you send a synthesist??an informational topologist with half his mind gone??as an interface between here and there.
Pray they can be trusted with the fate of a world. They may be more alien than the thing they've been sent to find.
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied

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