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Blindsight - Peter Watts
Blindsight
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Who you do send to meet the alien when the alien doesn't want to meet? You send a linguist with multiple personalities carved surgically into her brain. You send a biologist so radically interfaced with machinery that he sees x-rays and tastes ultrasound, so compromised by grafts and splices he... show more
Who you do send to meet the alien when the alien doesn't want to meet?

You send a linguist with multiple personalities carved surgically into her brain. You send a biologist so radically interfaced with machinery that he sees x-rays and tastes ultrasound, so compromised by grafts and splices he no longer feels his own flesh. You send a pacifist warrior whose career-defining moment was an act of treason. You
send a monster to command them all, an extinct hominid predator once called vampire, recalled from the grave with the voodoo of recombinant genetics and the blood of sociopaths. And you send a synthesist — an informational topologist with half his mind gone — as an interface between here and there, a conduit through which the Dead Center might hope to understand the Bleeding Edge.

You send them all to the edge of interstellar space, praying you can trust such freaks and retrofits with the fate of a world. You fear they may be more alien than the thing they've been sent to find.

But you'd give anything for that to be true, if you
only knew what was waiting for them...  

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Format: ebook
ISBN: 0765312182
Pages no: 340
Edition language: English
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pareidolia
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5.0 Blindsight - Peter Watts
Maybe I'm foolish Maybe I'm blind Thinking I can see through this And see what's behind Got no way to prove it So maybe I'm blind What is this elusive thing we call „self“ anyway? What is consciousness, what is self-awareness, how does sentience relate to intelligence – and can there be one...
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4.0 "Ślepowidzenie" Peter Watts
Wśród przeróżnych rankingów literatury sci-fi prym wiodą przede wszystkim pozycje starsze, leciwe wręcz, które weszły do kanonu i klasyki gatunku. Jednym z wyjątków od tej reguły jest książka całkiem niedawno wydana przez pewnego biologa morskiego. Jak się okazuje, odnajdując się w głębinach morskic...
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The best scifi novel I've read in ages...
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5.0 Wow
I'm still feeling the aftershocks of this novel. This is a book dense with ideas. It's as if someone took Michael Crichton's silly book Sphere and made a really interesting and intelligent piece of speculative fiction within the same thematic territory: what if we encountered a truly alien species? ...
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