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Last Chance to Win a Copy of Peter Watts’ Echopraxia

Friday, August 29th, 2014 | Posted by John ONeill

Echopraxia-smallLast week, I told you that you had a chance to win a copy of Peter Watts’s brand new novel Echopraxia, on sale this week from Tor Books.

How do you win? Just send an e-mail to with the title “Echopraxia” and a one-sentence review of your favorite Tor science fiction novel. One winner will be drawn at random from all qualifying entries and we’ll publish the best reviews here on the Black Gate blog.

What could possibly be easier? But time is running out — the contest closes August 31.

All entries become the property of New Epoch Press. No purchase necessary. Must be 12 or older. Decisions of the judges (capricious as they may be) are final. Not valid where prohibited by law. Eat your vegetables. Thanks to the great folks at Tor for providing the prize.

This Peter Watts fellow is one of the most acclalimed young science fiction writers working today. The first novel in the Echopraxia series, Blindsight, was nominated for the Hugo Award, and in starred review Publishers Weekly called it “a terrifying and original spin on the familiar alien contact story.” Watts has been called “a hard science fiction writer through and through, and one of the very best alive” by The Globe and Mail.

Read an excerpt from Echopraxia, and see the book trailer, here.

Echopraxia was published on August 26 by Tor Books. It is 384 pages, priced at $24.99 in hardcover and $12.99 for the digital edition.


  1. Wait, Blindsight wasn’t his first novel, was it? Unless you’re referring to his first stand-alone novel that wasn’t part of a trilogy (of course, given that Echopraxia is set in the same universe as Blingsight, that may well turn into a trilogy too 😉 ).

    And yes, I’m aware that Starfish was actually the first of a tetralogy, but only because the final book was broken into two by the publisher because of its length.

    Comment by Allen Snyder - August 29, 2014 3:50 pm

  2. Allen,

    You’re absolutely right, of course. Sloppy editing on my part. I changed that sentence to read the way I meant it, “The first novel in the Echopraxia series, Blindsight…”

    Thanks for the catch!

    Comment by John ONeill - August 30, 2014 3:18 am

  3. I figured it was something like that. Too bad we can’t edit comments, since I typoed it as “Blingsight” at one point in my comment. Frankly, “Blingsight” doesn’t sound all that interesting! 😉 (I’m assuming, a novel about someone who likes a lot of jewelry.)

    Comment by Allen Snyder - August 30, 2014 8:56 am

  4. He’s a fabulous writer and Blindsight is a brilliant book. Loved his Starfish series too.

    Comment by peadarog - August 30, 2014 10:57 am

  5. Thanks Pedar! I haven’t read his Starfish books, but they’re on my list. :)

    Comment by John ONeill - September 1, 2014 12:21 pm

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