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Rifters Trilogy

In the Rifters Trilogy, award-winning author Peter Watts depicts a bleak, post-apocalyptic world where the fortune of civilization rests on the backs of its outcasts. Recruiting people from the dregs of society, the Rifters program attracts those used to harsh environmental conditions similar to what they’ll face on the job: maintaining the world’s power generators three kilometers under the Pacific Ocean. Of the first book in the series, science fiction writer Robert Sheckley says Starfish, “drives like a futuristic locomotive.”

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    • Behemoth: B-Max

    • Rifters Trilogy (Volume 3)
      Peter Watts
      Tor/Forge

    • Starfish lit the fuse. Maelstrom was the explosion. But five years into the aftermath, things aren't quite so simple as they once seemed...

      Lenie Clarke--rifter, avenger,...

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      • eBook
  • Behemoth: Seppuku
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    • Behemoth: Seppuku

    • Rifters Trilogy (Volume 3)
      Peter Watts
      Tor/Forge

    • Lenie Clarke--amphibious cyborg, Meltdown Madonna, agent of the Apocalypse--has grown sick to death of her own cowardice.

      For five years (since the events recounted in Maelstrom),...

      • Available in:

      • eBook
  • Maelstrom
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    • Maelstrom

    • Rifters Trilogy (Volume 2)
      Peter Watts
      Tor/Forge

    • A powerful, dark cyberpunk SF novel from the author of the Hugo Award finalist, Blindsight

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      • Physical Book
      • eBook
  • Starfish
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    • Starfish

    • Rifters Trilogy (Volume 1)
      Peter Watts
      Tor/Forge

    • Civilization rests on the backs of its outcasts.

      So when civilization needs someone to run generating stations three kilometers below the surface of the Pacific, it...

      • Available in:

      • Physical Book
      • eBook

Peter Watts

Peter Watts is a former marine biologist, flesh-eating-disease survivor and convicted felon whose novels—despite an unhealthy focus on space vampires—have become required texts for university courses ranging from Philosophy to Neuropsychology.

His work is available in 21 languages, has appeared in over 350 best-of-year anthologies, and been nominated for over 50 awards in a dozen countries. His (somewhat shorter) list of 20 actual wins includes the Hugo, the Shirley Jackson, and the Seiun.

Peter is the author of the Rifters novels (Starfish, Maelstrom) and the Firefall series (Blindsight, Echopraxia).

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