Late last year, I read Blindsight by Peter Watts. It was one of the strangest and most compelling hard SF novels (with aliens and vampires– yeah, go figure) I’ve read. When I finished, I felt like maybe I was a little too dumb to fully “get it”, but that a deeper and perhaps smarter portion of me really enjoyed the book.
I found out today that Peter has decided to release all three of his novels, including Blindsight, and eleven short stories under a Creative Commons license. How friggin’ cool is that? Cool enough that I want one of you out there reading this to reach out to Peter, ‘splane to him what it is that we are doing, and beg him to allow you to make a podiobook version of one of the three books.
Or maybe, with luck, a concentrated group effort might talk him into doing the reading himself? At any rate, I’d love to have some or all of his books up on the site. Who’s game?