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 "world next door"--the planet engineered by the mysterious Hypotheticals to support human life, and... show more
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 "world next door"--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, chiefly large deposits of oil in the western deserts of the continent of Equatoria. Lise Adams is a young woman attempting to uncover the mystery of her father's disappearance ten years earlier. Turk Findley is an ex-sailor and sometimes-drifter. They come together when an infall of cometary dust seeds the planet with tiny remnant Hypothetical machines. Soon, this seemingly hospitable world will become very alien indeed--as the nature of time is once again twisted, by entities unknown.
Publish date: September 18th 2007
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Space Opera
, Speculative Fiction
, Alternate History
, Hard Science Fiction
Series: Spin Saga (#2)
Every bit as enagaging, intriguing and enjoyable as Spin, the first book in the series. While not an immediate sequel (it follows a different cast of characters), concepts and consequences from Spin are explored further here.If you liked Spin, you'll find Axis well worth your time. If you haven't ...
Not quite as amazing as the first as most of the concepts that made the first book so great are continued here. It is more of a story set in a science fiction universe than a sci-fi book, and that's a good thing. It continues the arc of the first book and answers more questions than it raises.
It was a nice continuation of the Spin story-line, but not much of a novel. I'm glad I read it because it is a well written story and had a few interesting ideas.
An all-around better book than its prequel Spin. The pace is better, the characters more interesting, and there's almost no current-level technology to get wrong (though the inability to track cell phones was hard to swallow).
supposed to be a sequel to Spin, but it does not follow any of the characters from Spin - just later events in the same universe. So far, not so good... (Tune in for more details once/if I finish it.)