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.”
Peter Watts is a former marine biologist and the Hugo and Nebula nominated author of novels such as Starfish, Maelstrom and Behemoth, and numerous short stories. He has been called "a hard science fiction writer through and through and one of the very best alive" by The Globe and Mail and whose work the New York Times called "seriously paranoid."