Starfish

Starfish Review

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?

Title:Starfish
Edition Language:English

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    Starfish Reviews

  • carol.

    For the first half of the book, Starfish was shaping up to be one of my best sci-fi reads since Leviathan Wakes. Combining remote, hazardous deep sea environment with a larger mystery and character st...

  • Bradley

    This is definitely not my first reading of Peter Watts and it sure as hell won't be my last. He's rapidly becoming my total absolute favorite hard SF author. Maybe not quite my top top top choice, yet...

  • Dennis

    Good book.Not at all what I had expected, though. Because I simply refuse to read the blurb before I start reading a book, I thought this would be about a group of people encountering gigantic monster...

  • Justine

    A really interesting near future SF with an awesome setting deep underwater. Starfish is for the most part a taut psychological thriller rather than an alien contact or monster story, and it definitel...

  • Claudia

    "For there is something special about this tiny part of the Juan de Fuca Ridge, something unexplained.[…] "We don't know the secret of the Channer Vent. We don't know how it creates its strange and ...

  • Laura Dragon

    Some "science-fiction" writers have an excellent understanding of science. The science and technology employed in their stories is gritty and realistic, even when the story itself is thin and unintere...

  • Lyn

    A very entertaining SF novel.Reminiscent of William Gibson and Paolo Bacigalupi and with tones of Frederik Pohl’s brilliant 1976 novel Man Plus, writer Peter Watts serves up a heaping order of WAY C...

  • Cathy

    I am a sucker for books set underwater. So keep the recommendations coming! When this one was recommended to me quite a while ago, I was hesitant. It sounded pretty strange, potentially filled with re...

  • Jamie Collins

    So you've established a facility to harness geothermal power at the bottom of the ocean, in an incredibly scary, claustrophobic, dangerous environment, and you man it with the Right Stuff, yes? Like a...

  • 11811 (Eleven)

    If you want hard sci-fi with horror elements, you're probably looking for this guy. I preferred Blindsight but this book was still damn good. I can't think of a single author to compare this one. It's...