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In this spectacular novel of immense scope, an artificial, alien barrier is placed around the Earth, the moon and stars disappear, and scientists discover that time is passing faster outside the barrier than it is on the planet.
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Titel: Spin
Autor/en: Robert Charles Wilson

ISBN: 076534825X
EAN: 9780765348258
Sprache: Englisch.
Macmillan USA

Mai 2007 - kartoniert - 454 Seiten

Beschreibung

In this spectacular novel of immense scope, an artificial, alien barrier is placed around the Earth, the moon and stars disappear, and scientists discover that time is passing faster outside the barrier than it is on the planet.

Portrait

ROBERT CHARLES WILSON was born in California and lives in Toronto. His "Darwinia" won Canada's Aurora Award and was a finalist for the science fiction's Hugo Award; "The Chronoliths" was also a Hugo finalist and won the John W. Campbell Award; and his most recent novel, "Blind""""Lake"," " was a Hugo finalist and a "New York Times" Notable Book. Earlier, his novel "A Hidden Place" won the Philip K. Dick Award.

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"Robert Charles Wilson is a hell of a storyteller."--Stephen King "One night the stars go out. From that breathtaking 'what if, ' Wilson builds 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" "Wilson's most ambitious and most successful novel to date Wide-ranging and well-crafted."--"San Diego""""Union""-Tribune "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." Here's a book that features speculative conceits as brash and thrilling as those found in any space opera, along with insights into the human condition as rich as those contained within any mainstream mimetic fiction, with both its conceits and insights beautifully embedded in crystalline prose .Wilson does so many fine things, it's hard to know where to begin to praise him.""--The ""Washington"" Post" "Of all SF writers currently active, Robert Charles Wilson may well be the best at balancing cosmic drama with human drama "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" "One of SF's distinctive qualities, often derided by mainstream critics as a weakness, is its literalization of metaphor, but Wilson's masterful exploitat
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