How did I miss that Peter Watts has a new book out?
Peter Watts is one of a small handful of authors whose work I'll read sight unseen. New book? Don't need a blurb or review, I'll just start reading.
He is a marine biologist who has turned his gift for rigorous speculation into a few of the most terrifying bio science fiction novel's I've ever read.
If you aren't willing to just jump into novel length works right away, here are a couple of bite sized entry points:
This is a link to his short story The Things, which is a brilliant retelling of the events in John Carpenter's The Thing from the point of view of the Thing. The link above goes to a gorgeous PDF illustrated version of the story. The illustrations are symmetrical morphs of this satellite photo of antarctica, by Jesus Olmo.
If you want just the straight text version, easier to read on a device, it is here.
So basically - read Peter Watts. I need him to keep making money at this writing gig so I can keep reading his stuff.