Blind Lake

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Blind Lake
Cover of first edition (hardcover)
Author Robert Charles Wilson
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date
August 2, 2003
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 400 pages
ISBN 0-7653-0262-4
OCLC 51969172
813/.54 21
LC Class 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.[1][2]

Plot introduction[edit]

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.

Publication history[edit]

  • 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.


  1. ^ Van Gelder, Lawrence (April 14, 2004). "Arts Briefing: Sci-Fi Nominees". The New York Times. Retrieved March 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hugo Awards Nominations". Locus Magazine. April 10, 2004. Archived from the original on May 2, 2011. Retrieved May 2, 2011. 

Publication info[edit]

  • 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.

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