Destination X.

Hello, ‘crawlsters.  I would like to solicit your input on the following (utterly hypothetical) question: If, sometime in the next year, you could send me somewhere on this planet— somewhere from which I’d be obligated to report back on my experiences— where would it be? Some conditions apply. I would not willingly go to the […]

Posted in: just putting it out there... by Peter Watts 70 Comments

Verbal, Visual

Verbal. This is going to be one of those colloidal installments containing bits and pieces too insubstantial to warrant their own standalone posts. Upcoming appearances, for one thing: over the next few months, they’re letting me out in public on three separate occasions: The BUG and I will be coappearing at the Peterborough iteration of […]

Posted in: ink on art, On the Road, public interface by Peter Watts 4 Comments

The Tale of Nellie the Nephron.

They know about this in Poland. They’ve known it for over a month now.  So it seems only fair that I bring the rest of you up to speed on the latest: my imminent retirement from the field of science fiction. Genre SF has been in decline for a number of years. My own work […]

Posted in: writing news by Peter Watts 44 Comments

Viva Zika!

There’s this guy I knew, Dan Brooks. Retired now, an eminent parasitologist and evolutionary biologist back in the day. He did a lot of work on emerging infectious diseases (EIDs, for you acronym fetishists) down in Latin America. A few years back I wrote some introductory text for an online database he was compiling. Part […]

Posted in: biology, just putting it out there... by Peter Watts 51 Comments