Finished reading, with satisfaction: Blindsight by Peter Watts 📚

Well that was rather excellent. I will read the sidequel book too at some point. Some quick notes:

  • not always the most graceful writing, particularly in the beginning
  • it’s hard scifi, so expect jargon and nonchalant use of unexplained technicalese. Keep a dictionary handy, wikipedia will tell you which sections to expect.
  • there are nontrivial elements of horror, in several flavors. Reminded me of House of Leaves in that way.

Thought provoking work, I’ll consider other Watts books going forward. Taking recommendations, as always!

J. Garo @garo