I am part way through reading Maelstrom by Peter Watts. Imagine William Gibson spent studying the ecophysiology of marine mammals and then endured a rough bout of manic depression before putting pen to paper. That is the essence or Watts’ work – severely dystopic science fiction with a marine bent.I think I am enjoying the book. I keep on reading but I feel happy to be back in the normal world afterwards. Watts has done a very cool thing with the way he distributes his works. Everything is available to download (ebooks) and read for free from his website. That does not stop him from selling the books on Amazon though (Maelstrom – Rifters Trilogy).