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BEYOND THE RIFT makes for a great holiday gift

Tap, the online entertainment component of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, included the new Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift as part of their “Holiday Gift Ideas 2013: Guide to 100 best books for readers young and old.” Hard-hitting sci-fi stories about human-alien encounters, brain programming and religion, including Watts’ brilliant re-imagining of “The Thing” from the so-called monster’s […]

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BEYOND THE RIFT at #4 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in Science Fiction Anthologies

As of 9 AM CST, the ebook of Peter Watts new collection Beyond the Rift sits at #4 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in Science Fiction Anthologies.  Amazon Hot New Releases update hourly. For more on Beyond the Rift, visit the Tachyon page. Cover by Hugh Sicotte. Design by Elizabeth Story.

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BEYOND THE RIFT is a “strong collection of short fiction that shows the author’s versatility”

At SF Signal, Paul Weimer reviews the Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift. A strong collection of short fiction that shows the author’s versatility and range at shorter lengths. (”The Things“ opens a strong selection of the best of an underrated writer.) <snip> For me, what Greg Egan is to Science Fiction from a Physics point of […]

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“[T]here can be no denying Watts’s skills as a writer,” proclaims Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly reviewed the new Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift. While the occasional piece takes a more optimistic bent (“Mayfly”), Watts is drawn to gloomier conclusions like a moth to the flame. Though some readers will struggle to read more than a few stories at a time, there can be no denying Watts’s skills as […]

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Beyond the Rift had all the cogs in Tabitha the Pabkins brain whirring at full power

Tabitha the Pabkins loved the new Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift at both My Shelf Confessions and Suvudu. She not only reviewed the collection as a whole but devoted space to each individual story. A wonderful collection of unique stories, Beyond the Rift had all the cogs in my brain whirring at full power. Watts has a […]

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The “provocative and extremely well written” BEYOND THE RIFT comes “very highly recommended”

Lori L. at She Treads Softly favorably reviews not only the new Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift as a whole but devotes space to each individual story. I really enjoyed Beyond the Rift. It was provocative and extremely well written. This is one of those collections that I think benefits from reflection after each story, and […]

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BEYOND THE RIFT preview: “Outtro: En Route to Dystopia with the Angry Optimist”

In celebration of the newly released Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift, we are offering an excerpt a day from each story in the book. Today’s preview comes from Watts’ concluding essay “Outtro: En Route to Dystopia with the Angry Optimist.” I’m quite a cheerful guy in person. Apparently people are surprised by this. I don’t […]

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BEYOND THE RIFT preview: “A Niche”

In celebration of the newly released Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift, we are offering an excerpt a day from each story in the book. Today’s preview comes from “A Niche.” When the lights go out in Beebe Station, you can hear the metal groan. Lenie Clarke lies on her bunk, listening. Overhead, past pipes and […]

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BEYOND THE RIFT preview: “Repeating the Past”

In celebration of the newly released Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift, we are offering an excerpt a day from each story in the book. Today’s preview comes from “Repeating the Past.” What you did to your uncle’s grave was unforgivable. Your mother blamed herself, as always. You didn’t know what you were doing, she said. […]

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BEYOND THE RIFT preview: “Hillcrest vs. Velikovsky”

In celebration of the newly released Peter Watts collection Beyond the Rift, we are offering an excerpt a day from each story in the book. Today’s preview comes from “Hillcrest vs. Velikovsky.” The facts of the case were straightforward. Lacey Hillcrest of Pensacola, fifty years old and a devout Pentecostal, had been diagnosed with inoperable lymphatic […]

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