Happy birthday to the extraordinary Hugo Award winner 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 Rifters series: 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.
His numerous 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 2018′s acclaimed THE FREEZE-FRAME REVOLUTION.
All of us at Tachyon wish the amazing Peter a happy birthday!
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Cover by Elizabeth Story
For more info about BEYOND THE RIFT, visit the Tachyon page
Cover art by Hugh Sicotte
Design by Elizabeth Story