Robert Charles Wilson


In this acclaimed galactic drama, an intelligent young scientist named Jason throws himself into trying to save humankind in a race against the impending death of the sun. But the novel is also a coming-of-age tale about love and family ties in the face of apocalypse.

Spin won the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Novel and was nominated for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best science fiction novel the same year. It also won Germany's Novel Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis for best foreign novel in 2007, France's Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire for best foreign novel in 2008 and Japan's Seiun Award for best foreign novel in 2009.


"There are so many kinds of time. The time by which we measure our lives. Months and years. Or the big time, the time that raises mountains and makes stars. Or all the things that happen between one heartbeat and the next. Its hard to live in all those kinds of times. Easy to forget that you live in all of them."

From Spin by Robert Charles Wilson ©2006. Published by Tor Books.