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Macmillan, Sep 16, 2014 - Fiction - 320 pages
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A huge international corporation has developed a facility along the Juan de Fuca Ridge at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to exploit geothermal power. They send a bio-engineered crew--people who have been altered to withstand the pressure and breathe the seawater--down to live and work in this weird, fertile undersea darkness.

Unfortunately the only people suitable for long-term employment in these experimental power stations are crazy, some of them in unpleasant ways. How many of them can survive, or will be allowed to survive, while worldwide disaster approaches from below?

Starfish, the first installment in Peter Watts' Rifters Trilogy

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User Review  - dukedom_enough - LibraryThing

Content warning for discussion of childhood abuse. I loved Watts's Blindsight and Echopraxia, but am just now getting to his first trilogy. In 2050, the world is relying on geothermal power generated ... Read full review

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User Review  - reading_fox - LibraryThing

I usually low rate books that are just badly written, suffering from a number of faults - poor worldbuilding, wooden characters, terrible english, telling not showing etc, - but this is not the case ... Read full review


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Peter Watts is the author of Starfish, and he currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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