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Peter Watts


Canada (b.1958)

Peter Watts calls himself "a reformed marine biologist." Canada's Globe and Mail calls him "one of the very best hard-SF writers alive." The two volumes of ßehemoth complete the trilogy he began with Starfish and Maelstrom. He is currently writing an unrelated literary novel involving space vampires for Tor. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
 

Awards: Jackson (2011), Hugo (2010)  see all

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series
Rifters
   1. Starfish (1999)
   2. Maelstrom (2001)
   3. Behemoth: B-Max (2004)
   4. Behemoth: Seppuku (2005)
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Firefall
   1. Blindsight (2006)
   2. Echopraxia (2014)
   3. The Colonel (2014)
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Novels
   Behemoth (2017)
   The Freeze-Frame Revolution (2018)
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Peter Watts recommends
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Exordia (2024)
Seth Dickinson
"Conceptually mindblowing. Viscerally horrific. Hofstadter meets Lovecraft during a really bad acid trip, but better written."
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Leech (2022)
Hiron Ennes
"If you've ever wondered what would happen if David Cronenberg and Edgar Allen Poe bumped into each other at the same parasitological conference, here's your answer."
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Rosebud (2022)
Paul Cornell
"A scream disguised as a giggle. Reading Rosebud is like going on an absurdist romp through a sunlit meadow with Douglas Adams, only to suddenly realize that you're deep in the forest and ol' Dougie has just slipped a knife between your ribs."

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Books containing stories by Peter Watts
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The Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories 7 (2023)
(Year's Top Hard Science Fiction Stories, book 7)
edited by
Allan Kaster
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Life Beyond Us (2023)
An Original Anthology of SF Stories and Science Essays
edited by
Susan Forest, Lucas K Law and Julie Novakova

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Awards
2011 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Short Fiction : The Things
2010 Hugo Award for Best Novelette : The Island

Award nominations
2019 Locus Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Freeze-Frame Revolution
2019 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : The Freeze-Frame Revolution
2015 Locus Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : The Colonel
2015 Locus Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Collateral
2015 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : Echopraxia
2014 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Beyond the Rift
2011 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : The Things
2011 Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : The Things
2011 BSFA Award for Best Short Fiction (nominee) : The Things
2010 Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (nominee) : The Island
2007 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Blindsight
2007 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : Blindsight
2007 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Blindsight
2002 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Maelstrom
2000 Locus Award for Best First Novel (nominee) : Starfish
2000 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : Starfish


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