Blindsight review

61Qm7WztTvL Blindsight

Two months have past 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 should we 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 with machinery that 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. . . .


I felt like I was duped by the synopsis that amazon shows, and unfortunately my opinion of the book is built on what I was incorrectly expecting from the book.  This isn’t science fiction, it’s speculative philosophy with some science fantasy through in for flavor.  There’s no part of this story that the science fiction/fantasy actually plays a major role in the story’s progress or conclusion and it could have been set in a bar instead of in deep space.  I wish I had known that going in, because I wouldn’t have read it, I abhor philosophical fiction, it’s all running in circles making grand proclamations and ultimately ends up just being a boring speech on what the author’s current feelings on the matter are.

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    4 Responses to Blindsight review

    1. I felt the same way about In the Ocean of Night. It just never shut up.


      • but don’t you see, it wasn’t YOU that thought that, it was your preconceived notions of what “YOU” are that made that decision!

        Now, let me tell you about why I feel that way for the next 10 chapters, also I’m dead this whole time, I was killed in chapter one, but that doesn’t matter…


        • Yup. Ocean was so preachy that I stopped about half way through. I kept telling my self I can make it through this, but after about eight of these urges to stop I gave into the desire to stop.


          • I hit that wall with about 2 chapters left in Blidesight, then I got a review copy of Chains of Command.

            Forgot all about blidesight till I went back to my kindle and it was there, mocking me.


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