Echopraxia by Peter Watts audiobook

Echopraxia

By Peter Watts
Read by Adam J. Rough

Dreamscape 9780765328021

The Blindsight Series: Book 2

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It’sthe eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed sendpostcards back from Heaven, and where evangelicals make scientific breakthroughs byspeaking in tongues. Where genetically engineered vampires solve problemsintractable to baseline humans, and where soldiers come with zombie switches that shutoff self-awareness during combat—and it’s all under surveillance by an alienpresence that refuses to show itself. DanielBruks is a living fossil: a field biologist in a world where biology has turnedcomputational, and a cat’s-paw used by terrorists to kill thousands. Taking refugein the Oregon desert, he’s turned his back on a humanity that shatters intostrange new subspecies with every heartbeat. But he awakens one night to findhimself at the center of a storm that will turn all of history inside-out. Nowhe’s trapped on a ship bound for the center of the solar system. To his left isa grief-stricken soldier obsessed by whispered messages from a dead son. Tohis 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 meetingwith 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 ofthought itself.

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Summary

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It’sthe eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed sendpostcards back from Heaven, and where evangelicals make scientific breakthroughs byspeaking in tongues. Where genetically engineered vampires solve problemsintractable to baseline humans, and where soldiers come with zombie switches that shutoff self-awareness during combat—and it’s all under surveillance by an alienpresence that refuses to show itself.

DanielBruks is a living fossil: a field biologist in a world where biology has turnedcomputational, and a cat’s-paw used by terrorists to kill thousands. Taking refugein the Oregon desert, he’s turned his back on a humanity that shatters intostrange new subspecies with every heartbeat. But he awakens one night to findhimself at the center of a storm that will turn all of history inside-out.

Nowhe’s trapped on a ship bound for the center of the solar system. To his left isa grief-stricken soldier obsessed by whispered messages from a dead son. Tohis 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 meetingwith 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 ofthought itself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dense, fast moving.” Publishers Weekly
“Watts welds philosophy and science in original ways. His novels are interested in not only the possibilities of technology but the nature of sentience and humanity…Watts manages to keep his prose lush even when serving high-concept science. This book is quite an achievement and should appeal to those who enjoy the works of Ian MacDonald and Hannu Rajaniemi.” Library Journal
“A paranoid tale that would make Philip K. Dick proud, told in a literary style that should seduce readers who don’t typically enjoy science fiction…This scientifically literate thriller’s tight prose and plot create an existential uneasiness that lingers long after the book’s end.” Kirkus Reviews
“The plot is complex, yet narrator Adam J. Rough is able to maintain a moderately steady and meticulous narration. He’s highly skilled at differentiating characters with vocal nuances. There’s no confusion, for example, between Valerie the engineered vampire and the garrulous Sengupta. Most enjoyable is the agitated biologist Daniel Brüks, who is thrown into the middle of a species war that leads him on a journey he didn’t ask for. Rough captures his frustration to a tee. As narrator, he’s constantly moving with the text, playing with language that shapes this volatile world of androids, aliens, zombies, and posthumans.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Peter Watts

Author Bio: Peter Watts

Peter Watts is a science fiction writer and a marine-mammal biologist. In addition to a number of accolades for science fiction—including the Aurora, Hugo, and Shirley Jackson Awards—Watts has won minor awards in fields as diverse as marine mammal research and documentary filmmaking. He lives in Toronto.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 12.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English