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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (Oct. 3 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765312182
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765312181
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 14.7 x 3.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #596,107 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Daniel R. Brooks on Dec 4 2006
Format: Hardcover
This novel breaks new ground in the area of science fiction writing about "First Contact" between humans and an alien species. That is a very bold statement, given how many authors have written on this topic before. This one is different, and it is really good. The tale itself is gripping, the writing superb and edgy. The science woven into it is meticulously researched, and so close to what we already know that the reader immediately settles into the midst of the human team and experiences the story more than actually reading it. I know nothing about Hugos and Nebulas and so on, but I do know I have been reading science fiction for 45 years, and this may be the best thing I've read since Dune.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By BookLover50 on Dec 10 2006
Format: Hardcover
Summary: On the edge of the Solar System a very difficult first contact situation goes very, very bad.

Blindsight is not an easy or fast read since ideas and concepts are constantly being thrown at us and take time to absorb but it is well worth the effort. The end game is full of plot twists and surprises. My only complaint is the story is a little bit too lean - character development and background information on the other crew members was weak and I felt it difficult to relate to them. eg When a crew member is killed it just doesn't register or mean anything to me. And it should. Nonetheless this is a great example of diamond hard Science Fiction and one of the best books of the year. Buy it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By FrappNasty on Sept. 3 2012
Format: Paperback
I`ve been on a SciFi kick for about two years now, and this story buy far is the best I`ve read. Don`t get me wrong there is some good stories out there...and some very bad ones, but this book still pops into the head well over a month I finished it.
It can be haunting, hard to read at times (you`ll be flipping a few pages back time to time going WTF just happened) and at times just plain scary.
GET THIS BOOK NOW.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cal on May 3 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
Watts manages to blend a 'ragtag bunch of misfits' story with a vampire novel (that doesn't get mired in any of the clichés), and a plausible tale of first contact with an awesomely powerful (non-)intelligence. This is science fiction at its finest, and one of my favorite books in any genre.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Lindberg on Jan. 10 2007
Format: Hardcover
I loved this book, Watts is brilliant. Blindsight is simultaneously a grand tour of ideas on human consciousness, a gripping, dark and twisted psychological mood piece, and a fast paced thriller. One of those great science fiction books that is densely packed with ideas the author throws at you a million miles a minute. Up there with sterling and doctorow. Plus, the author is making it freely available for download under a cc license.
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