“A new book from crazy genius Watts is always cause for celebration — and this collection of short stories brings together some of his greatest work, including his mind-altering retelling of The Thing called "The Things.” Known for his pitch-black views on human nature, and a breathtaking ability to explore the weird side of evolution and animal behavior, Watts is one of those writers who gets into your brain and remains lodged there like an angry, sentient tumor.“ –io9
"From the award-winning author of the Rifters trilogy (Starfish; Maelstrom;Behemoth) comes a collection that demonstrates Watts’s skill with short fiction." —Library Journal
”[T]here can be no denying Watts’s skills as a writer" –Publishers Weekly
“Despite a career of more than 20 years, Peter Watts has published only a handful of novels and a not much larger handful of stories, which nevertheless have given him a solid reputation as a sharp and incisive stylist with a rather tragic, if clear-eyed, view of human nature, and the capacity for some remarkable hard-SF inventions." —Locus
"Canadian author Peter Watts is a biologist by training and a visionary by inclination. His novels are hard-edged yet coolly psychedelic extrapolations of our gene-modded future. Possessing the stern moral acuity of James Tiptree, he also exhibits the intellectual zest of Arthur C. Clarke…. His killer opening sentences ("First Contact was supposed to solve everything”; “Wescott was glad when it finally stopped breathing”) are rabbit holes to strange futures.“ —Paul Di Filippo, The Barnes & Noble Review
"A wonderful collection of unique stories, Beyond the Rift had all the cogs in my brain whirring at full power." –My Shelf Confessions
”…deep, daring, and deliberately thoughtful. He’s an author who isn’t afraid to stare off into the bleakness of space and ponder our own insignificance, but one who also isn’t afraid to look inward and question the very core of what makes us human. –Beauty in Ruins
“Excellent stories that highlight the author’s versatility and strengths in writing science fiction." —SF Signal
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