Peter Watts Is An Angry Sentient Tumor
Revenge Fantasies and Essays
by Peter Watts
Pub Date 12 Nov 2019
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“A brilliant bastard.” —Cory Doctorow
Which of the following is true?
Peter Watts was banned from the U.S.
Watts almost died from flesh-eating bacteria.
A schizophrenic man living in Watts's backyard almost set his house on fire.
Watts was raised by Baptists who really sucked at giving presents.
Peter Watts said to read this book. Or else.
“Watts, undoubtedly, is a genius.” —Medium
In more than fifty unpredictable essays and revenge fantasies, Peter Watts — Hugo Award-winning author, former marine biologist, and angry sentient tumor — is the savage dystopian optimist whom you can’t look away from. Even when you probably should.
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Praise for Peter Watts is an Angry Sentient Tumor
“Peter Watts will shatter your illusions, crush your dreams, and vaporize your defense mechanisms, because he cares. He cares deeply about our world, and he respects you enough not to coddle you with reassurances. These essays are proof of that—they are tough love for the mind.”
—Karl Schroeder, author of Ventus and Permanence
Praise for Peter Watts
“Known for his pitch-black views on human nature, and a breathtaking ability to explore the weird side of evolution and animal behavior, Watts is one of those writers who gets into your brain and remains lodged there like an angry, sentient tumor.” —Annalee Newitz, io9
“Peter Watts blows my mind every single time.” —Kelly Robson, author of Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach
“[Watts] asks the questions that the best science fiction writers ask, but that the rest of us may be afraid to answer.”—Chicago Tribune
“Watts is a poet when it comes to science.”—Justina Robson, author of Keeping it Real
“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.”—Locus
“Watts continues to challenge readers with his imaginative plots and superb storytelling.”—Library Journal
“Possessing the stern moral acuity of James Tiptree, [Watts] also exhibits the intellectual zest of Arthur C. Clarke.”—Paul Di Filippo, Barnes & Noble Review
“Holding himself to a higher standard of storytelling, Watts uses the effects of mainstream sci-fi, yet continually aims at something deeper in humanity and society’s soul.”—Speculiction
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