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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.
Wilson is always inventive and fresh, and in Vortex he traces a very distant future indeed that I thought was clever. Read morePublished 23 days 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 23 days 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 28 days ago by Tghu Verd
The pace of the narrative was slow, contemplative, but the payoff toward the end was glorious.
In short, could it have been a shorter work and still gotten us to the same... Read more
I got the book, but it is in German. Unfortunately, Eck Nech Spreken De DutchPublished 1 month ago by Thomas C. Roberts
Not as good as Spin but, hey, reading it is the only way to know the rest of the story!Published 1 month ago by Anne B. Collins
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 1 month 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 2 months 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 3 months ago by AvidKindleReader