THE END OF AN EPICSpin ended with the alien Hypotheticals setting a vast Arch over the Indian Ocean. Those who sailed under it found themselves on Equatoria, another planet entirely.In Axis, a secretive Equatorian community of Fourths - humans who've had their lives extended by illegal Martian... show more
THE END OF AN EPICSpin ended with the alien Hypotheticals setting a vast Arch over the Indian Ocean. Those who sailed under it found themselves on Equatoria, another planet entirely.In Axis, a secretive Equatorian community of Fourths - humans who've had their lives extended by illegal Martian technology - raised a boy, Isaac Dvali, to communicate with the Hypotheticals. Interstellar clouds of tiny fragmented Hypothetical nanomachines rained down on Equatoria, an some began to grow. Isaac and Turk Findley, a tough bush pilot an former drifter, were absorbed by a vast concatenation of those growths. Now, Turk Findley has awakened ten thousand years later, to be collected by the people of Vox - an Equatorian group that's obsessed with the Hypotheticals. The Vox have been waiting for Turn and Isaac for a very long time. Meanwhile, the story of Turk and Isaac among the people of Vox is being scrawled in notebooks by a disturbed man in a hospital on twenty-first-century Earth, in the years following the Spin...
Publish date: May 6th 2013
Pages no: 263
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Space Opera
, Time Travel
, Post Apocalyptic
, Hard Science Fiction
If you've read my other reviews, you'll know I liked the previous novels, Spin and Axis, a LOT. Sadly, I can't say the same of this final book in the Spin trilogy (this was not entirely unexpected, having read other reviews). It didn't have the same sensawunda for me as Spin and Axis did, nor did I ...
I've been a fan of Robert Charles Wilson for a couple of decades now, since 1992's A Hidden Place. I've enjoyed his generally understated, off-center and off-balance view of the world. So I picked up Spin soon after it came out. While I don't think Spin and its sequel Axis are his best work, they'r...
A fun trilogy. I really liked the idea of slowed time as a tool to use evolution to our advantage in Spin. The second book had a thought provoking bioethics issue at the heart. But all were page turners with a new type of alien, The Hypotheticals.
Asymptotic is the word that comes to mind with this book. It starts out gradually and builds momentum to a gush of revelations in the final chapter or two - the deus ex machina of the author's excellent [b:Spin|910863|Spin|Robert Charles Wilson|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1316636370s/910863.jpg|47...
Not his best, I think, but not bad at all. This is the third in a 3-book series, so it has some exposition to take care of. Wilson manages this through a couple of strategies--a framing narrative, a text within the framing narrative, a person out of his time element and his cultural translator, and ...