"I don't know. Maybe it's right, or maybe scramblers are ritual cannibals, or ... they're aliens, Keeton. What do you want from me?"
Blindsight is a wonderful hard sci-fi novel recommended by the blogger Jake Seliger.
It's not super accessible unless you're at least passingly familiar with some basic biology and philosophy of mind, but it's pretty compelling work. Minimally, it's an accomplishment in spinning some fairly complex ideas into an engaging, complicated narrative. It's a genuinely innovative piece of work - I can't say I've ever read anything like it. I like reading books written by people much smarter than I am.
The prose really sings at points, too::
"I - I dream about him sometimes, though. About... being him."
In conclusion, four out of five stars.
people I admire
Bret Easton Ellis