It was the kind of vessel that could only have fabricated itself, for its own needs. Nothing strictly biological, or even conscious as we define it, could live in there.
Peter Watts, author of Blindsight and Starfish, recently got publicity for something other than his Hugo nominations: the Canadian was beaten by US border guards, then convicted of felony "resistance" by a jury. Now he tells all in our interview.
This is what you look like wearing Robert Carlsen and Andrew Styer's BlindSight, which induces "visual hallucinations with photic stimulation," aka flashing red lights you control by waving your arms. It made me dizzy.