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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"
 
“The long-anticipated marriage between the hard sf novel and the literary novel, resulting in an offspring possessing the robust ideational vigor of the former with the graceful narrative subtleties of the latter, might finally have occurred in the form of Robert Charles Wilson's "Spin".…Wilson does so many fine things, it's hard to know where to begin to praise him.”
--"The ""Washington"" Post"
 
“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

"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"

"The long-anticipated marriage between the hard sf novel and the literary novel, resulting in an offspring possessing the robust ideational vigor of the former with the graceful narrative subtleties of the latter, might finally have occurred in the form of Robert Charles Wilson's "Spin"....Wilson does so many fine things, it's hard to know where to begin to praise him."
--"The ""Washington"" Post"

"An astonishingly successful melange 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"

"Robert Charles Wilson is one of the best science-fiction writers alive--a fact borne out in his latest work...."Spin" is the best science-fiction novel so far this year."
--"Rocky Mountain News"

"Wide-ranging and well-crafted....Wilson's most ambitious and most successful novel to date."
--"San Diego""""Union""-Tribune" 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"

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."

The long-anticipated marriage between the hard sf novel and the literary novel, resulting in an offspring possessing the robust ideational vigor of the former with the graceful narrative subtleties of the latter, might finally have occurred in the form of Robert Charles Wilson's "Spin." Wilson does so many fine things, it's hard to know where to begin to praise him."

An astonishingly successful melange 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."

Wide-ranging and well-crafted .Wilson's most ambitious and most successful novel to date."

"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.

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

The long-anticipated marriage between the hard sf novel and the literary novel, resulting in an offspring possessing the robust ideational vigor of the former with the graceful narrative subtleties of the latter, might finally have occurred in the form of Robert Charles Wilson's "Spin." Wilson does so many fine things, it's hard to know where to begin to praise him. "The Washington Post"

An astonishingly successful melange 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"

Robert Charles Wilson is one of the best science-fiction writers alive--a fact borne out in his latest work .Spin is the best science-fiction novel so far this year. "Rocky Mountain News"

Wide-ranging and well-crafted .Wilson's most ambitious and most successful novel to date. "San Diego Union-Tribune 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""

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

The long-anticipated marriage between the hard sf novel and the literary novel, resulting in an offspring possessing the robust ideational vigor of the former with the graceful narrative subtleties of the latter, might finally have occurred in the form of Robert Charles Wilson's Spin. Wilson does so many fine things, it's hard to know where to begin to praise him. The Washington Post

An astonishingly successful melange 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

Robert Charles Wilson is one of the best science-fiction writers alive--a fact borne out in his latest work .Spin is the best science-fiction novel so far this year. Rocky Mountain News

Wide-ranging and well-crafted .Wilson's most ambitious and most successful novel to date. San Diego Union-Tribune 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

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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

"The long-anticipated marriage between the hard sf novel and the literary novel, resulting in an offspring possessing the robust ideational vigor of the former with the graceful narrative subtleties of the latter, might finally have occurred in the form of Robert Charles Wilson's Spin....Wilson does so many fine things, it's hard to know where to begin to praise him." --The Washington Post

"An astonishingly successful melange 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

"Robert Charles Wilson is one of the best science-fiction writers alive--a fact borne out in his latest work....Spin is the best science-fiction novel so far this year." --Rocky Mountain News

"Wide-ranging and well-crafted....Wilson's most ambitious and most successful novel to date." --San Diego Union-Tribune 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

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Robert Charles Wilson's novels include Darwinia; The Chronoliths and Blind Lake, which were finalists for SF's Hugo Award; and Spin, which just won the Hugo for best novel. He is a winner of the Philip K. Dick Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • File size : 1289 KB
  • Print length : 352 pages
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Publisher : Gateway (24 June 2013)
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • ASIN : B00D8CY6DO
  • Language: : English
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A. R. Taylor
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 December 2018
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RO
2.0 out of 5 stars A Good idea only coming to fruition at the end of the book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 July 2016
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MW
3.0 out of 5 stars a disappointment after the excellence of Spin
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 December 2015
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Kay Smillie
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent, if not brilliant, sequel.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 November 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great science fiction!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 December 2019
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