Happy 60th birthday to the extraordinary Peter Watts
A former marine
biologist and according to the US Department of Homeland Security, a
convicted felon and terrorist, Peter Watts’ acclaimed debut novel
Starfish (1999) was named a New York Times Notable
Book. He followed that success with the next three volumes of the
Maelstrom (2001), Behemoth: B-Max (2004), and Behemoth:
Seppuku (2005). Blindsight (2006) has become a core text
in diverse undergraduate courses ranging
from philosophy to neuropsych. The sidequel
Echopraxia appeared in 2014. Crysis: Legion (2011)
novelized the game Crysis 2.
award-winning shorter works have been collected in Ten Monkeys,
Ten Minutes (2001), BEYOND
THE RIFT (2013), the Polish Odtrutka na optymizm (2013),
and the French Au-delà du gouffre (2016).
For the Spring 2000 issue of On Spec, Watts produced the
frontispiece “Alien Intents.”
Starting with the
Hugo Award-winning “The Island” (2009), Watts began the
Sunflower Cycle about the voyage of a jump gate-building ship
Eriophora. Their stories
continued in "Hotshot” (2014), “Giants” (2014), and
late this year in THE FREEZE-FRAME REVOLUTION.
All of us at Tachyon wish the amazing Peter a happy birthday!
For more info on THE FREEZE-FRAME REVOLUTION, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Elizabeth Story
For more info about BEYOND THE RIFT, visit the Tachyon page
Cover art by Hugh Sicotte
Design by Elizabeth Story