We’re kicking off our brand new book selection, Blindsight, by Peter Watts! We don’t have too many Quick Burns today… mostly just GoT news. Would you expect anything less?
OMG GAME OF THRONES STARTS APRIL 17
Map of the free cities.
4/12/2011 After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughan
4/12/2011 “All the Lives He Led, Frederik Pohl (Tor)
4/21/2011 “The Dragon’s Path by Daniel Abraham
4/26/2011 “Will Super Villains Be On the Final? Naomi Novik (Del Rey)
5/3/2011 “The Inheritance by Robin Hobb
BARE YOUR SWORD
Blindsight by Peter Watts
From Wikipedia: Blindsight is a hard science fiction novel by Peter Watts, published by Tor Books in 2006. On 29 March 2007, it was nominated for the Hugo Award in the Best Novel category. Watts has also released the novel online under the by-nc-sa Creative Commons license. The novel deals with a crew of astronauts investigating an extraterrestrial entity and explores the nature of identity and consciousness. The title refers to blindsight, a neurological condition with implications for philosophy of mind.
The Chinese Room scenario features prominently in the book.
Thanks to Harold for making us an Infostripe!