Blindsight by Peter Watts was the 26th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: Apr 13, 2011 - May 2, 2011

How/Why was this book chosen:

Veronica and Tom picked it.

Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of Blindsight

Sword & Laser Podcasts: Kick Off: S&L 58 Check In: S&L 59 S&L 60 Wrap Up: S&L 61

Blindsight by Peter WattsEdit

It's been two months since a myriad of alien objects clenched about the Earth, screaming as they burned. The heavens have been silent since - until a derelict space probe hears whispers from a distant comet. Something talks out there: but not to us. Who to send to meet the alien, when the alien doesn't want to meet? Send a linguist with multiple-personality disorder, and a biologist so spliced to machinery he can't feel his own flesh. Send a pacifist warrior, and a vampire recalled from the grave by the voodoo of paleogenetics. Send a man with half his mind gone since childhood. Send them to the edge of the solar system, praying you can trust such freaks and monsters with the fate of a world. You fear they may be more alien than the thing they've been sent to find - but you'd give anything for that to be true, if you knew what was waiting for them.