Books by Peter Watts

Peter Watts is generally a lot more optimistic than you might expect, considering. He has spent much of his adult life trying to decide whether to be a writer or a scientist, ending up as a marginal hybrid of both. He's won a handful of awards in fields

ECHOPRAXIA by Peter Watts
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"This scientifically literate thriller's tight prose and plot create an existential uneasiness that lingers long after the book's end."
A paranoid tale that would make Philip K. Dick proud, told in a literary style that should seduce readers who don't typically enjoy science fiction. Read full book review >
BLINDSIGHT by Peter Watts
Released: Oct. 17, 2006

"Watts (ßehemoth: Seppuku, 2005, etc.) carries several complications too many, but presents nonetheless a searching, disconcerting, challenging, sometimes piercing inquisition."
Alien-contact tale in which humans are at least as weird as the aliens. Read full book review >
ßEHEMOTH: SEPPUKU by Peter Watts
Released: Jan. 1, 2005

"For the nonce, heed the author's warning. For the future, Watts has to decide whether to write SF or horrific porn: the mix doesn't work."
Fourth entry in Watts's postapocalyptic "trilogy" begun with Starfish (1999), although the author does warn us: "Stop right there! This is not a complete novel . . . If you haven't read Part 1 (ßehemoth: ß-Max), you should do so before embarking on this book." Read full book review >
STARFISH by Peter Watts
Released: July 8, 1999

"Plenty of first-novel flaws—poor organization, drifting points of view, an inconsistently applied, tough-to-read present-tense narrative—but fizzing with ideas, and glued together with dark psychological tensions: an exciting debut."
Near/medium-future deep-sea endeavor, from a Toronto-resident newcomer. Read full book review >