Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Blindsight

Finished reading Peter Watt's "Blindsight". It's extremely good, extremely clever, and scary, and it does one of the things that good science fiction does best, asks what it is to be human, and if that's even important* – oh, and things explode, and there are vampires.

If you want a much more considered review of the book check out the extremely pan-talented Cat Spark's review over at Talking Squid it's on the money, I reckon.


*Okay so all literature does that, well sort of, sometimes a little tangentially, but SF, particularly stuff set in the depths of space, can do that better, not all the time, after all in the darkness what else do you have but these questions – and explosions

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