Peter Watts — described by the Globe & Mail as one of the best hard-SF authors alive— writes rigorous science fiction informed by his background as a marine biologist. His work is available in 20 languages, has appeared in two dozen best-of-year anthologies, and has acquired nearly 50 awards and nominations from a dozen countries. His debut novel Starfish was a NY Times Notable Book of the Year. His 17 awards include the Hugo, the Shirley Jackson, and the Seiun. The creators of the acclaimed computer games Bioshock Two, SOMA, and EVE Online have all cited Watts's work as an influence.