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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 book reminds me of why I enjoy reading all of Robert Charles Wilson's novels!
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.
This is a very well written book that's rich with character development and has a very compelling story.
I read Spin when it first released and didn't realize that 2 more books had been written! So I just caught up with the series over the last month or so and it was a wonderful... Read morePublished 4 hours ago by Amazon Customer
I accidentally stumbled upon this book series. Having read over 600 scifi novels over the past 20 years, I can say that this is one of the best I have ever read. Read morePublished 20 days ago by J. Pastore
I largely enjoyed this conclusion of the Spin trilogy however the finale of the book is a rather breathless fast forward trough galactic history with some even grander concepts... Read morePublished 1 month ago by AvidKindleReader
The first book of this trilogy, SPIN, was nothing short of brilliant. And the second, while it went in a somewhat different direction, was very satisfying. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael C. Berch
Spin, the first book of this series, is inventive and engaging, and Axis is a decent follow-up. However, with Vortex, this series seems to lose considerable steam as it comes to a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Marshall
Great book well written. Suspenseful and we'll thought out with a good ending
Evolving plot toward an expanding conclusion. Great read
Even though the story jumps ahead 10K years, the story still manages to remind us of the original Spin novel. Read morePublished 5 months ago by orbops