Series: Firefall

Book Review: Echopraxia by Peter Watts

Book Review: Echopraxia by Peter Watts

September 21, 2015 by Maire in Book Reviews, Reviews / 0 Comments

It’s the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific breakthroughs by speaking in tongues; where genetically engineered vampires solve problems intractable to baseline humans and soldiers come with zombie switches that shut off self-awareness during combat. And it’s all under surveillance by an alien presence that refuses to show itself.

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Book Review: Blindsight by Peter Watts

Book Review: Blindsight by Peter Watts

September 17, 2015 by Maire in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

It’s been two months since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since – until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who to send to meet the alien, when the alien doesn’t want to meet?

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