For Locus, Gary K. Wolfe delivers a lengthy and insightful review of the new Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift.
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. He argues in the Afterword to his new collection Beyond the Rift that he’s really an optimist, that he can’t really write villains, that his sometimes dystopic worldview is something he’s inherited rather than invented, and he’s right on all counts.
Read the full review at Locus.
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