“Gritty action and realistic science...a dark and vivid world.” —David Brin
“The dark universe of the sea bottom and the rich characterization captivate to the last page. Watts makes a brilliant debut with a novel that is part undersea adventure, part psychological thriller, and wholly original.” —Booklist (starred review)
“A very impressive book, highly original in its setting and unusually ingenious.” —Brian Stableford
“Peter Watts delivers--solid, inventive hard SF about the deep sea, but as we've never seen before. This moves like the wind.” —Gregory Benford
“Peter Watts bathes a gonzo, hopeless pessimism reminiscent of Philip K. Dick or Joanna Russ in the cold, edgy light of hard science fiction à la Benford, Bear, or Tiptree. In Starfish, Watts creates in his protagonist a poetry of dysfunction which is angry and eerily redemptive, and which makes compelling, almost compulsive reading.” —Candas Jane Dorsey
“I read Starfish in several large gulps. The story drives like a futuristic locomotive. It's a hypnotic read, somber and compelling. Best thing I've read in a long time. Peter Watts is an author to watch for.” —Robert Sheckley
Peter Watts is the author of Starfish, and he currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.