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Echopraxia

(2014)
(The second book in the Blindsight series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
Prepare for a different kind of singularity in Peter Watts' Echopraxia, the follow-up to the Hugo-nominated novel Blindsight

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 soldiers come with zombie switches that shut off self-awareness during combat. And it's all under surveillance by an alien presence that refuses to show itself.

Daniel Bruks is a living fossil: a field biologist in a world where biology has turned computational, a cat's-paw used by terrorists to kill thousands. Taking refuge in the Oregon desert, he's turned his back on a humanity that shatters into strange new subspecies with every heartbeat. But he awakens one night to find himself at the center of a storm that will turn all of history inside-out.

Now he's trapped on a ship bound for the center of the solar system. To his left is a grief-stricken soldier, obsessed by whispered messages from a dead son. To his right is a pilot who hasn't yet found the man she's sworn to kill on sight. 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."

Their pilgrimage brings Dan Bruks, the fossil man, face-to-face with the biggest evolutionary breakpoint since the origin of thought itself.

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Used availability for Peter Watts's Echopraxia

Hardback Editions

August 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Echopraxia
Author(s): Peter Watts
ISBN: 0-7653-2802-X / 978-0-7653-2802-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Echopraxia (Firefall)
Author(s): Peter Watts
ISBN: 1-78408-048-9 / 978-1-78408-048-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Head of Zeus
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Echopraxia
Author(s): Peter Watts
ISBN: 0-7653-2803-8 / 978-0-7653-2803-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Audio Editions

October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Echopraxia
Author(s): Peter Watts
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
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October 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Echopraxia
Author(s): Peter Watts
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Echopraxia
Author(s): Peter Watts
ISBN: 1-62923-889-9 / 978-1-62923-889-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Echopraxia
Author(s): Peter Watts
ISBN: 1-62923-893-7 / 978-1-62923-893-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Echopraxia (Firefall Book 2)
Author(s): Peter Watts
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Echopraxia (Firefall)
Author(s): Peter Watts
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA