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Spin

One night in October when he was ten years old, Tyler Dupree stood in his back yard and watched the stars go out. They all flared into brilliance at once, then disappeared, replaced by a flat, empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.

The effect is worldwide. The sun is now a featureless disk--a heat source, rather than an astronomical object. The moon is gone, but tides remain. As Tyler, Jason, and Diane grow up, a space probe reveals a bizarre truth: The barrier is artificial, generated by huge alien artifacts. Time is passing faster outside the barrier than inside--more than a hundred million years per year on Earth. At this rate, the death throes of the sun are only about forty years in our future. 

Stephen King raves, "Robert Charles Wilson is a hell of a storyteller,” and The Washington Post writes of Spin, “Wilson does so many fine things, it's hard to know where to begin to praise him.”

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    • Spin (Volume 3)
      Robert Charles Wilson
      Tor/Forge

    • In this climactic novel of the cycle begun with the bestselling, Hugo Award-winning SPIN and its sequel AXIS, the mysteries of the Hypotheticals are finally revealed, with drastic consequences for the humans involved

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    • Axis

    • Spin (Volume 2)
      Robert Charles Wilson
      Tor/Forge

    • The sequel to the Hugo Award-winning SF epic Spin

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    • Spin

    • Spin (Volume 1)
      Robert Charles Wilson
      Tor/Forge

    • Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel: a captivating tale of present-day Earth pitched forward into the universe's far future

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    • The Spin Saga Trilogy

    • Spin
      Robert Charles Wilson
      Tor/Forge

    • A discounted ebundle of author Robert Charles Wilson's Hugo Award-winning and critically-acclaimed Spin Saga Trilogy, which includes: Spin, Axis, and...

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Robert Charles Wilson dicusses his book, Axis

Wildly praised by readers and critics alike, Robert Charles Wilson's Spin won science fiction's highest honor, the Hugo Award for Best Novel. Now, in Spin's direct sequel, Wilson takes us to the &amp;quot;world next door&amp;quot;--the planet engineered by the mysterious Hypotheticals to support human life, and connected to Earth by way of the Arch that towers hundreds of miles over the Indian Ocean. Humans are colonizing this new world--and, predictably, fiercely exploiting its resources, chiefl

Robert Charles Wilson

Robert Charles Wilson was born in California and lives in Toronto. His novel Spin won science fiction’s Hugo Award in 2006. Earlier, he won the Philip K. Dick Award for his debut novel A Hidden Place; Canada’s Aurora Award for Darwinia; and the John W. Campbell Award for The Chronoliths.

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