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Gut Feelings

Gut Feelings


Peter Watts

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Year of publication: 2019

Peter Watts. Gut Feelings They cant quite get the bloodstains off the pavement. Not for want of trying. Not that they arent trying still. Its been a good twenty minutes fifteen since the ambulance has been and gone and the bots and drones are still at it, rotary brushes scrubbing at a blur, nozzles spritzing iridescent chemicals onto the sidewalk. But the cement is just too porous, or the blood is just too stubborn, or Googles custodial drones just dont live up to the ad copy. Out, damned ...

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The Very Best of the Best

The Very Best of the Best


Peter Watts
Carrie Vaughn
Stephen Baxter
Pat Cadigan
Elizabeth Bear
Nancy Kress
Michael Swanwick
Ian McDonald
Robert Charles Wilson
Charles Stross
Daryl Gregory
James Patrick Kelly
Alastair Reynolds
Gwyneth Jones
Paul McAuley
Greg Egan
Kage Baker
John Kessel
Eleanor Arnason
Kathe Koja
Ian R MacLeod
Robert Reed
Lavie Tidhar
JAMES S A COREY
Maureen McHugh
Yoon Ha Lee
Ken Liu
David Moles
John Barnes
Adam Roberts
Allen M Steele
Aliette de Bodard
Rich Larson
Indrapramit Das
R S Benedict
Carter Scholz
Ray Nayler
Sam J Miller
Gardner R Dozois
Sarah Monette

ISBN: 9781250296191
Year of publication: 2019

THE VERY BEST OF THE BEST 35 YEARS OF THE YEARS BEST SCIENCE FICTION Edited by Gardner Dozois Time that is intolerant Of the brave and innocent, And indifferent in a week To a beautiful physique, Worships language and forgives Everyone by whom it lives. W. H. AUDEN acknowledgments Id like to thank all the people who have helped me assemble these volumes over the years Susan Casper, Sean Swanwick, and Vaughne Lee Hanson for technical support too many authors and editors to list and thanks to my ...

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The Final Frontier

The Final Frontier


Peter Watts
Carrie Vaughn
Elizabeth Bear
Nancy Kress
Michael Swanwick
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Michael Bishop
James Patrick Kelly
Gwyneth Jones
Genevieve Valentine
Greg Egan
Jay Lake
Tobias S Buckell
Ken Liu
An Owomoyela
Vandana Singh
Sean McMullen
Carter Scholz
Jack Skillingstead
Neil Clarke
Seth Dickinson
Julie Novakova

ISBN: 9781597809399
Year of publication: 2018

THE FINAL FRONTIER STORIES OF EXPLORING SPACE, COLONIZING THE UNIVERSE, AND FIRST CONTACT Edited by Neil Clarke For Johnny INTRODUCTION I consider this anthology to be a sister to Galactic Empires, which was published last year. During the preliminary reading for that project, I came across several great stories that werent quite right for the anthology, typically because the empire element was non-existent or too thin. As that list continued to grow, a theme began to develop around them: space ...

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The Freeze-Frame Revolution

The Freeze-Frame Revolution


Peter Watts

ISBN: 9781616962524
Year of publication: 2018

Peter Watts THE FREEZE-FRAME REVOLUTION In memory of BananaChip. They hated each other. BACK WHEN WE FIRST SHIPPED OUT I played this game with myself. Every time I thawed, Id tally up the length of our journey so far then check to see when wed be if Eriophora were a time machine, if wed been moving back through history instead of out through the cosmos. Oh look: all the way back to the Industrial Revolution in the time it took us to reach our first build. Two builds took us to the Golden Age of ...

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Vampire Domestication: Taming Yesterday’s Nightmares for a Better Tomorrow

Vampire Domestication: Taming Yesterday’s Nightmares for a Better Tomorrow


Peter Watts

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Year of publication: 0

This is Donnie Maass, a nine-year-old high-functioning autistic savante from New York very limited social skills, but he could calculate six-digit prime numbers in his head. If you recognize the name, youll know that this picture was taken before he was subjected to experimental therapy in which a tweaked retrovirus rewrote certain critical genes linked to his condition. Basically, we hoped to cure his autism by rewriting his code at the molecular level. This is Donnie Maass eight weeks after ...

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Bulk Food

Bulk Food


Peter Watts
Laurie Channer

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Year of publication: 0

Bulk Food by Peter Watts Laurie Channer This story has that certain verissimilitude that speaks of first-hand experience. During my brief tenure as a credentialed whore at UBCs Marine Mammal Unit, I interacted extensively with aquarium apologists, animal rights activists, and behind-the-scenes grunts in their natural habitats. I observed them. I took notes. I resisted the temptation to toss them cookies as a reward for their performances, as I resisted the somewhat stronger temptation to break ...

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Malak

Malak


Peter Watts

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Year of publication: 2010

Malak, An ethically-infallible machine ought not to be the goal. Our goal should be to design a machine that performs better than humans do on the battlefield, particularly with respect to reducing unlawful behaviour or war crimes. Lin et al, 2008: Autonomous Military Robotics: Risk, Ethics, and Design Collateral damage is not unlawful so long as it is not excessive in light of the overall military advantage anticipated from the attack. US Department of Defence, 2009 IT IS SMART but not awake. ...

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Hotshots

Hotshots


Peter Watts

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Year of publication: 2014

Peter Watts. Hotshots You do understand: It has to be your choice. They never stopped telling me I was free to back out. They told me while they were still wrangling asteroids out past Mars told me again as they chewed through those rocks like steel termites, bored out caverns and tunnels, layered in forests and holds and life- support systems rated for a longer operational lifespan than the sun itself. They really laid it on after that L4 fiasco, when the singularity got loose during testing. ...

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Giants

Giants


Peter Watts

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Year of publication: 2014

Peter Watts. Giants So many eons, slept away while the universe wound down around him. Hes dead to human eyes. Even the machines barely see the chemistry ticking over in those cells: an ancient molecule of hydrogen sulphide, frozen in a hemoglobin embrace an electron shuttled sluggishly down some metabolic pathway two weeks ago. Back on Earth there used to be life deep in the rocks, halfway to the mantle empires rose and fell in the time it took those microbes to draw breath. Next to Hakims, ...

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Fractals

Fractals


Peter Watts

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Year of publication: 1995

Peter Watts. Fractals Trespassing Trespassing You arrogant slant-eyed alien motherfucker, I used to live here How long have I wanted to do that How many years have I hated them, dreamt that my fists were smashing those faces into shapes even less human I cant remember. The anger is chronic. The anger has always been chronic. And impotent, until now. The pain in my knuckles throbs like a distant badge of honour. Its cold. The rage is gone, absorbed somehow by the mud and the unlit piles of ...

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Collateral

Collateral


Peter Watts

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Year of publication: 2014

Peter Watts. Collateral They got Becker out in eight minutes flat, left the bodies on the sand for whatever scavengers the Sixth Extinction hadnt yet managed to kill off. Munsin hauled her into the Sikorsky and tried to yank the augments manually, right on the spot Wingman swung and locked and went hot in the pants-pissing half-second before its threat-recognition macros, booted late to the party, calmed it down. Someone jammed the plug-in home between Beckers shoulders wireless gates unlocked ...

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Incorruptible

Incorruptible


Peter Watts

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Year of publication: 1996

Peter Watts. Bethelhem Denial, for instance... It was her own damn fault. No. No, thats not right. But Christ, look at this place what did she expect, living here A dried blood stain smears a meter of sidewalk, a rusty backdrop for broken bottles and the twisted skeleton of an old ten-speed. Everything is too big. All this jagged structure, so solid and visible, frightens me. I focus on the stain, search for some hint of its unseen complexity. I want to throw myself down through familiar orders ...

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Firefall

Firefall


Peter Watts

ISBN: 9781784080457
Year of publication: 2014

A WELCOME AND A WARNING Actually, this could be a warning or an apology. It really depends on you. If youre just browsingflipping through pages, scrolling down screens prior to purchaseIve caught you in time. Be warned that there isnt one book between these covers, but two: Blindsight and Echopraxia, bundled into an omnibus Collectors Edition to commemorate their first appearance from a UK publisher. Its actually a nice change to be able to deliver this kind of message. The last time I found ...

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Echopraxia

Echopraxia


Peter Watts

ISBN: 9780765328021
Year of publication: 2014

Peter Watts ECHOPRAXIA For the BUG. Who saved my life. WE DO NOT DESTROY RELIGION BY DESTROYING SUPERSTITION. CICERO TO CONCENTRATE ON HEAVEN IS TO CREATE HELL. TOM ROBBINS We climbed this hill. Each step up we could see farther, so of course we kept going. Now were at the top. Science has been at the top for a few centuries now. And we look out across the plain and we see this other tribe dancing around above the clouds, even higher than we are. Maybe its a mirage, maybe its a trick. Or maybe ...

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Blindsight

Blindsight


Peter Watts

ISBN: 9780765312181
Year of publication: 2006

BLINDSIGHT by Peter Watts For Lisa If were not in pain, were not alive. This is what fascinates me most in existence: the peculiar necessity of imagining what is, in fact, real. Philip Gourevitch You will die like a dog for no good reason. Ernest Hemingway Prologue Try to touch the past. Try to deal with the past. Its not real. Its just a dream. Ted Bundy It didnt start out here. Not with the scramblers or Rorschach, not with Big Ben or Theseus or the vampires. Most people would say it started ...

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