Blind Lake is an haunting, thoughtful science-fiction novel by Robert Charles Wilson. It revolves around transcendence: the emergence of a new form of mind, and the profound impact this has on individuals and on society. There are strong echoes here of Vernor Vinge's best sf, but with quieter power and deeper humanity. Blind Lake is no flashy space-opera. In some ways, not much happens for hundreds of pages. But as John Clute observes in his review, Wilson believes "... that everything may become a little better with much work ...". A lovely sentiment.

(cf. VernorVinge (17 Sep 2001), TrueNames (16 Oct 2003), CountermeasureAndGodshatter (30 Oct 2004), TheChronoliths (9 Dec 2006), ...)

TopicLiterature - TopicScience - 2006-12-17

(correlates: BiosFear, SpinCycle, DisBelief, ...)