Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Great Short Story Collection

I just finished "Beyond The Rift", a collection of the short stories of Peter Watts. This was the best short story collection I have read in a while. Lots of variety, touching on topics including evolution, consciousness, first contact, and death. There is also an essay at the end where he talks about his writing, and about his beating, arrest, and trial at the hands of the US Border Patrol when he was returning to Canada.

His novel "Blindsight" (2006) (blogged here) was one of the best novels of the oughts.

Hmm, tried to link to the eBook on Kobo, and, shazam, it's gone. However, all his short stories and his 1st novels -- the Rift trilogy -- are available for free at his website.

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