Echopraxia (novel)

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AuthorPeter Watts
Cover artistRichard Anderson
GenreScience fiction
PublisherTor Books
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback)
LC ClassPR9199.3.W386 E24 2014
Preceded byBlindsight 

Echopraxia is a hard science fiction novel by Canadian writer Peter Watts.[1] It is a "sidequel" to his 2006 novel Blindsight. It follows the story of a biologist who gets caught up in a voyage into the heart of the Solar System among members of a transcendentalist monastic order and allies (including a vampire escaped from a research facility and her cadre of zombified soldiers) to investigate a mysterious signal seemingly coming from the mission sent to initiate first contact in Watts' previous novel. The cover art is by Richard Anderson.

The title refers to a psychological condition in which a person involuntarily mimics actions they observe.


  1. ^ Parnell, Brid-Aine (22 Aug 2014). "Echopraxia scores 'diamond cutter' on the sci-fi hardness scale". The Register. Archived from the original on 27 April 2016. Retrieved 13 Apr 2016.

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