Blind Lake (novel)

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Blind Lake
Blind Lake (novel cover).jpg
First edition
AuthorRobert Charles Wilson
Cover artistJim Burns
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
PublisherTor Books
Publication date
August 2, 2003
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
813/.54 21
LC ClassPR9199.3.W4987 B59 2003

Blind Lake is a science fiction novel by Canadian writer 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 summary[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.


  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 June 26, 2012. Retrieved May 2, 2011.

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