Dr. Peter Watts has spent much of his adult life trying to decide whether to be a writer or a scientist, ending up, he says, as a marginal hybrid of both. He is best known for his Rifters Saga, a trilogy which is composed of Starfish, Maelstrom, and Behemoth. Starfish netted a "Notable Book of the Year" nod from the New York Times, as well as an honorable mention for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award.
"Watts wants us to look outside our comfortable circle of light and
make the best judgment that we can with our uncertain intellects.
It's a message worth heeding."
-- James Schellenberg, Challenging Destiny