Squiddance ’08: Big Green, Big Screen

Just for the next little while I’m commandeering the ‘crawl for social event planning, since not everyone is on facebook and I don’t have the time to set up an actual forum. I assure you this will not become a habit. Local real estate values will be restored shortly. In the meantime, though, this is […]

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Crisis? What Crisis?

Sorry for the extended silence. Sorry also for the preponderance of personal over sciencey news lately, despite the many and varied worldchanging links you’ve been sending to get me back on the track (this recent study, for instance, which details a case of blindsight so extreme even I had to read it twice. Which is […]

Posted in: writing news by Peter Watts 12 Comments

A Cornucopia of Covers; a Call-out for Cash

First up we have Alejandro Terán’s Alienesque cover for the Spanish edition of Blindsight, coming out, oh, I don’t know, probably next year sometime. Next we have Franz Vohwinkel’s cover for the German mass-market edition of βehemoth (thanks to “Useless Surfer” for pointing it out), which is evidently being called “Waves” over in Deutschland. And […]

Posted in: blindsight, writing news by Peter Watts 3 Comments

High-Concept Low-Brow

It’s credibility of a sort, I guess. The Sydney Morning Herald has just published a John Birmingham piece which jumps off from the teenybopper suckfest “Twilight” to dip its toes in the whole pop-culture vampire mystique. And what should appear, mixed in with all the Buffy and True Blood callouts, but a whole paragraph devoted […]

Posted in: blindsight, ink on art by Peter Watts 25 Comments

Brechtian Punk Cabaret: or, I Would Kill For Amanda Palmer

Of course she had me before she even appeared on stage, before we froze our asses off in the wind and freezing rain waiting for the doors to open, before I ever heard “Astronaut”. She had me months before she dedicated “Oasis” (the peppiest date-rape-and-abortion song evar) to Sarah Palin. She probably owned me from […]

Posted in: ink on art, misc by Peter Watts 7 Comments