Friday, March 04, 2011

Peter Watts Necrotizing

Peter Watts, author of the superb Blindsight and the pretty shit hot Starfish, Maelstrom and Behemoth, has NOT been having a good time. Last year he was getting roughed up by border police and now he has something called necrotizing fasciitis. Do not click on this link if you are squeamish. Seriously.

Best wishes to you Peter, and get someone to put a harpoon in that vicious fucking gremlin that keeps following you around.

His blog is here. Avoid the 'Moving Pictures' post if you want to enjoy your lunch.

And go and buy his books. You won't regret it.


Disco Stu said...

Poor guy - thats going to take some time to heal. We had the experience within my family of healing a large wound a few years ago and its life altering to say the least.
The vacuum foam is a new one on me though. I remember the constant concern for getting good blood supply to the area and the gentle suction sounds logical.
Certainly hope it works wonders for him.

Unknown said...

Not sure how he doesn't fall into shock each time he sees that wound (I would ask the doc to put me to sleep for 6 months, with instructions to be wakened only after the nightmare is gone). It's time for Medicine to invent cell welding. *sigh*

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

more to read.

Unknown said...


vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

ya know, i was following a couple people who got it from harboring a chicken in their warehouse next to the old Clud Teuffel noisehaus in sf.

i thought it came from chicken shit, but i guess it comes from skin biopsies.

chopper said...

poor guy.

Unknown said...

That's evil shit. I think it's actually just a pretty standard bacteria that lives on your skin with no probs most of the time. But for some reason in some people it suddenly goes bad eating through the layer of tissue below your skin and releasing a seriously nasty load of toxins.