Cover of first edition (hardcover)
|Author||Robert Charles Wilson|
|Genre||Science fiction novel|
|Publication date||August 2, 2003|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover & Paperback)|
|Dewey Decimal||813/.54 21|
|LC Classification||PR9199.3.W4987 B59 2003|
Blind Lake is a science fiction novel by author Robert Charles Wilson. It was published in 2003, and won a Prix Aurora Award for Best Long Form and was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel, both in 2004.
The novel deals with a government installation at Blind Lake, Minnesota, where scientists observe sentient life on a planet 51 light-years away, using telescopes powered by quantum computers that have advanced beyond human understanding. A sudden and unexplained facility lockdown extends into a long-term quarantine. Observation department head Marguerite Hauser tries to carry on with her work studying the alien life while taking care of her socially-challenged daughter Tess, warding off her ex-husband Ray, and deciding how she feels about houseguest and disgraced journalist Chris.
- First hardcover edition: 2003, Tor Books, ISBN 0-7653-0262-4
- First paperback edition: 2004, Tor Books, ISBN 0-7653-4160-3
- Blind Lake was also published in French by Denoël édition in their Lunes d'encre collection in November 2005.
- Cassada, Jackie. "Blind Lake (Book)." Library Journal 128.12 (15 July 2003): 132.
- Cannon, Peter, and Jeff Zaleski.. "BLIND LAKE (Book)." Publishers Weekly 250.24 (16 June 2003): 55.
- Green, Roland. "Blind Lake (Book)." Booklist 99.22 (Aug. 2003): 1969.
- "BLIND LAKE (Book)." Kirkus Reviews 71.11 (June 2003): 784.
- Blind Lake title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Blind Lake at Worlds Without End
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