Unless you’ve been living under a rock – no, that wouldn’t do it – you’re probably aware that long-awaited sci-fi FPS Crysis 2 came out this week on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3. I’ve taken a break from sneaking around snapping a neck or twenty to catch up on the status of Crysis: Legion, the simultaneously released book adaptation of Crysis 2 penned by the #winningest author in hard science fiction: Peter Watts. Charlie Sheen, arbiter of literary excellence, would surely approve.
I was pleasantly surprised to learn the following two things yesterday: 1) Peter Watts is doing a four-part guest blogging series at Suvudu.com in promotion of C:L. The subject? Nanosuit 2.0, explained in far more technical detail than you’ll get in the game itself. Lorehounds take note. 2) Del Rey Spectra have released the first 50 pages of Crysis: Legion for your viewing pleasure. I’ve embedded it handily below. You’re welcome.
If you find Watts’ take on the Crysis universe to your liking, pick up the paperback for $10 at Amazon. A final caution: “liberal” fails to adequately capture Watts’ use of the f-bomb. Having read the 50 pages, all I can say is this: Welcome to hard sci-fi.
[This article was originally published at WASD in Translation. It appears here with the author’s permission.]