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Watts, Peter 1958-

Works: 55 works in 195 publications in 7 languages and 5,515 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Short stories  Fantasy fiction  Fantasy fiction, American  Short stories, American  Inventories  Novellas 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.3.W386, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Peter Watts
Blindsight by Peter Watts( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two months after the Earth is taken over by an alien species, a space probe detects a faint signal from the edge of the solar system and attempts to make contact, despite the dangers the signal hints at, relying on a linguist with multiple personalities to make the first contact and attempt a peace agreement
Starfish by Peter Watts( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physically modified convicts are used in the Pacific for the exploitation of ocean-floor resources without diving equipment. But in the process they have become carriers of a microorganism that could wipe out humanity if they return to the surface
Echopraxia by Peter Watts( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A follow-up to the Hugo Award-nominated Blindsight, Echopraxia is set in a 22nd-century world transformed by scientific evangelicals, supernatural beings and ghosts, where defunct biologist Daniel Brüks becomes trapped on a spaceship destined to make an evolutionary-changing discovery
Maelstrom by Peter Watts( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An enormous tidal wave on the west coast of North America has just killed millions. Lenie Clarke, in a black wetsuit, walks out of the ocean onto a Pacific Northwest beach filled with the oppressed and drugged homeless of the Asian world, who have gotten only this far in their attempt to reach America."--Jacket
Blindsight by Peter Watts( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 2082, Peter Watts' Blindsight is fast-moving hard SF that pulls readers into a futuristic world where a mind-bending alien encounter is about to unfold. After the Firefall, all eyes are locked heavenward as a team of specialists aboard the self-piloted spaceship Theseus hurtles outbound to intercept an unknown intelligence
The freeze-frame revolution by Peter Watts( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"She believed in the mission with all her heart. But that was sixty million years ago. How do you stage a mutiny when you're only awake one day in a million? How do you conspire when your tiny handful of potential allies changes with each shift? How do you engage an enemy that never sleeps, that sees through your eyes and hears through your ears and relentlessly, honestly, only wants what's best for you? Sunday Ahzmundin is about to find out"--
Behemoth : B-Max by Peter Watts( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lenie Clark - rifter, avenger, amphibious deep-sea cyborg - has destroyed the world. Once exploited for her psychological addiction to dangerous environments, she emerged in the wake of a nuclear blast to serve up vendetta from the ocean floor. The horror she unleashed - an ancient, apocalyptic microbe called Behemoth - has been free in the world for half a decade now, devouring the biosphere from the bottom up. North America lies in ruins beneath the thumb of an omnipotent psychopath. Digital monsters have taken Clarke's name, wreaking havoc throughout the decimated remnants of something that was once called Internet. Governments have fallen across the globe; warlords and suicide cults rise from the ashes, pledging fealty to the Meltdown Madonna. All because five years ago, Lenie Clarke had a score to settle." "But she has learned something in the meantime: she destroyed the world for a fallacy." "Now, cowering at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, rifters and the technoindustrial "corpses" who created them hide from a world in its death throes. But they cannot hide forever: something is tracking them, down among the lightless cliffs and trenches of the Midatlantic Ridge. The consequences of past acts reach inexorably toward the very bottom of the world, and Lenie Clarke must finally confront the mess she made." "Redemption doesn't come easy with the blood of a world on your hands. But even after five years in purgatory, Lenie Clarke is still Lenie Clarke. There will be consequences for anyone who gets in her way - and worse ones, if she succeeds."--BOOK JACKET
Behemoth : Seppuku by Peter Watts( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hiding out with her fellow cyborgs and their surviving creators for five years, Lenie Clarke is horrified when they are discovered by the doomsday microbe Behemoth, a situation that forces Lenie to take responsibility for her role in billions of deaths
Beyond the rift by Peter Watts( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining complex science with skillfully executed prose, these edgy, award-winning tales explore the shifting border between the known and the alien. The beauty and peril of technology and the passion and penalties of conviction merge in narratives that are by turns dark, satiric, and introspective. Among these bold storylines: a seemingly humanized monster from John Carpenter's The Thing reveals the true villains in an Antarctic showdown; an artificial intelligence shields a biologically enhanced prodigy from her overwhelmed parents; a deep-sea diver discovers her true nature lies not within the confines of her mission but in the depths of her psyche; a court psychologist analyzes a psychotic graduate student who has learned to reprogram reality itself; and a father tries to hold his broken family together in the wake of an ongoing assault by sentient rainstorms. Gorgeously saturnine and exceptionally powerful, these collected fictions are both intensely thought-provoking and impossible to forget
The year's best science fiction & fantasy by Rich Horton( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of short fiction for the year 2010 featuring the work of such authors as Elizabeth Bear, Peter Watts, Rachel Swirsky, Steve Gould, and Jay Lake
Firefall by Peter Watts( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

February 13, 2082, First Contact. Sixty-two thousand objects of unknown origin plunge into Earth''s atmosphere - a perfect grid of falling stars screaming across the radio spectrum as they burn. Not even ashes reach the ground. Three hundred and sixty degrees of global surveillance: something just took a snapshot. And then ... nothing. But from deep space, whispers. Something out there talks - but not to us. Two ships, Theseus and the Crown of Thorns, are launched to discover the origin of Earth''s visitation, one bound for the outer dark of the Kuiper Belt, the other for the heart of the So
Engineering infinity( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The universe shifts and changes: suddenly you understand, you get it, and are filled with a sense of wonder. That moment of understanding drives the greatest science-fiction stories and lies at the heart of Engineering Infinity. Whether it's coming up hard against the speed of light and, with it, the enormity of the universe, realizing that terraforming a distant world is harder and more dangerous than you'd ever thought, or simply realizing that a hitchhiker on a starship consumes fuel and oxygen with tragic results, it's hard science-fiction where sense of wonder is most often found and where science-fiction's true heart lies ..."--Page 4 of cover
Crysis legion by Peter Watts( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A soldier on his own in alien-controlled New York City, on the run from his own superiors as well as the enemy when the rest of his unit is massacred, is convinced that he might be able to change everything if he only knew the true situation
Echopraxia by Peter Watts( )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific breakthroughs by speaking in tongues; where genetically engineered vampires solve problems intractable to baseline humans. And it s all under surveillance by an alien presence. Daniel Bruks is a field biologist in a world where biology has turned computational. He s turned his back on humanity, but awakens one night to find himself at the center of a storm that will turn all of history inside-out. He s trapped on a ship bound for the center of the solar system. A vampire and its entourage of zombie bodyguards lurk in the shadows behind. And dead ahead, a handful of rapture-stricken monks takes them all to a meeting with something they will only call The Angels of the Asteroids."
Ten monkeys, ten minutes by Peter Watts( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behemoth by Peter Watts( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Colonel by Peter Watts( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Keaton is in trouble. His wife has retreated into a virtual heaven and his son remains missing after joining an extrasolar mission to track down an alien race. He is presently tasked by his superiors with the threat assessment of hived human intelligences, one of which successfully attacks a compound under his watch. Now, one of the strongest hive minds in the world approaches Keaton with an offer that could completely change his world
Bird survey project : survey results by André M Breault( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bird survey project : seasonal and spatial trends in the distribution and abundance of water birds in Burrard Inlet by André M Breault( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crysis by Peter Watts( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.10 for Blindsight ... to 0.80 for Behemoth / ...)

StarfishMaelstromBehemoth : B-MaxBehemoth : SeppukuThe year's best science fiction & fantasyEngineering infinityCrysis legionTen monkeys, ten minutes
Alternative Names
Peter Watts ahli biologi asal Kanada

Peter Watts auteur de romans et de nouvelles de science-fiction, Biologiste marin

Peter Watts Canadees bioloog

Peter Watts Canadian biologist and writer

Peter Watts kanadischer Schriftsteller

Peter Watts Pisarz science fiction.

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Watts, Peter Francis.

Watts, Peter Francis 1958-

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