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Cover & Synopsis: “Beyond the Rift” by Peter Watts

Tachyon has has posted the cover art and synopsis of the story collection Beyond the Rift by Peter Watts, coming November 1, 2013.

Here’s the synopsis:

Skillfully combining complex science with skillfully executed prose, these edgy, award-winning tales from a highly controversial author explore the always-shifting border between the known and the alien.

The beauty and peril of technology and the passion and penalties of conviction merge in stories that are by turns dark, satiric, bold. and introspective. A seemingly-humanized monster from John Carpenter’s The Thing reveals the true villains in an Antarctic showdown. An artificial intelligence shields a biologically-enhanced prodigy from her overwhelmed parents. A deep-sea diver discovers her true nature lies not within the confines of her mission but in the depths of her psyche. A court psychologist analyzes a psychotic graduate student who has learned to reprogram reality itself. A father tries to hold his broken family together in the wake of an ongoing assault by sentient rainstorms.

Gorgeously saturnine and exceptionally powerful, these collected fictions are both intensely thought-provoking and impossible to forget.

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Tachyon Publications (November 1, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1616961252
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616961251
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3 Comments on Cover & Synopsis: “Beyond the Rift” by Peter Watts

  1. This appears to be a story collection rather than a novel.

  2. Hmm, I wonder if it’s all old stuff?

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