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“ I'm not a big science fiction fan, but I'll read anything with a story and a low geek factor. Wilson is a hell of a storyteller, and the geek factor in his books is zero. Like Battlestar Galactica on TV, this is SF that doesn't know it's SF…. There's plenty of imagination here, as well as character and heart.” —Stephen King on Spin
“ An astonishingly successful mélange of SF thriller, growing-up saga, tender love story, father-son conflict, ecological parable, and apocalyptic fable in prose that sings the music of the spheres.” —Publishers Weekly , starred review on Spin
“ Spin is many things: psychological novel, technological thriller, apocalyptic picaresque, cosmological meditation. But it is, foremost, the first major SF novel of 2005, another triumph for Robert Charles Wilson in a long string of triumphs.” —Locus
“ Of all SF writers currently alive, Robert Charles Wilson may be the best at balancing cosmic drama with human drama.” —Locus
Born in California, ROBERT CHARLES WILSON grew up in Canada. He is the author of many acclaimed SF novels including Darwinia, Blind Lake, Julian Comstock, and the Hugo Award–winning Spin.
This is a very well written book that's rich with character development and has a very compelling story.
Since Vortex is the final book in a loose trilogy that started with Spin and had Axis as a middle book, I will talk a little about its setup and recurring characters.
Definitely pick this book up it is a great read and is really a great addition to the genre of hard sci fi.
Something that consistently nagged at me during the first 2 books was the inconsistency of the timescale, e.g. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Heidi
The three books that make up the spin trilogy are probably Wilson's best work so far. Wilson writes hard SF, usually in the "take just one 'SF'ish idea and extrapolate it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mark S. Henry
Read this because Spin was so incredibly good. Axis wasn't nearly as good, but at least it was a logical successor to Spin. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Jarrett
What a wonderful vision of how the universe might function. You will find yourself wondering how Wilson expects to tie up such huge ideas when half the book is couched in an... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Limine
An amazing finish to the series. Told in a different style, which keeps it fresh.Published 4 months ago by Street
Wilson is always inventive and fresh, and in Vortex he traces a very distant future indeed that I thought was clever. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Stephen Anastasi
I read the first Spin book, and quite liked it. Then I bought the second Spin book. After reading it, I realized that in actuality you can treat the second and third books as the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by A. D. DeLong
This is the concluding trilogy of the "Spin" mystery, and I was really looking forward to the big reveal. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tghu Verd