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Robert Charles Wilson Books In Order

Publication Order of Spin Books

Spin (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Axis (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vortex (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Hidden Place (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Memory Wire (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gypsies (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Divide (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Bridge of Years (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Harvest (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mysterium (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darwinia (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bios (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chronoliths (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blind Lake (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Julian Comstock (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burning Paradise (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Affinities (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Year (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

The Perseids (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Julian (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Robert Charles Wilson is a Hugo Award-winning American-Canadian author of science fiction novels. He is particularly famous for writing the Spin series and the Julian Comstock series. Wilson is included among the most acclaimed authors of the science fiction genre today. His books have won him multiple awards and nominations during the course of 18 novels and numerous stories. He made his debut in 1986 with the novel called A Hidden Place. Even though Wilson’s novels are categorized as Hard Science Fiction, the strength of his stories lies in his characters’ humanity. His debut book had received a nomination for the Philip Dick Award. This book shows how good he was as a writer from the beginning of his career. Wilson gained his first Hugo Award nomination with his 1998 book called Darwinia. He was also nominated for the Locus Award for this book. A few books later, he went on to win the prestigious Hugo Award with the novel called Spin and has not looked back since then. It was his third nomination for the award.

Author Wilson was born on December 15, 1953, in California, United States. He was brought up in a town located near Toronto, Ontario. For a short duration in the early 70s, Wilson lived in Whittier, California. Other than that, he mostly resided in Canada. In 2007, he acquired Canadian citizenship. Wilson has lived in Nanaimo, British Columbia and Vancouver for short durations. He is married to a beautiful woman named Sharry and currently lives with her in Concord, which is a neighborhood of Vaughan in Ontario and is located to the north of Toronto. Wilson has a couple of sons named Devon and Paul. Among the prestigious awards won by Wilson for this work, there is the John Campbell Award, Hugo Award, Theodore Sturgeon Award, Prix Aurora Award, etc.

In addition to his successful novels, Wilson has penned a collection of short stories called The Perseids and Other Stories. This collection is set in the city of Toronto. Wilson’s first publication had appeared in the 1975 issue of the Analog magazine under the pseudonym of Bob Chuck Wilson. Author Wilson has been labeled as the finest author of science fiction of the present generation by Stephen King. He is represented at The McCarthy Agency by a literary agent named Shawna McCarthy and his recent book have been edited under the supervision of Teresa Nielsen Hayden.

A successful series written by author Robert Charles Wilson is known as the Spin series. It is comprised of a total of 3 books released between 2005 and 2011. The debut novel of this series is entitled ‘Spin’. It was released by the Tor Books in 2005. In 2015, it was announced by Syfy that it is going to develop a 6-hour miniseries based on this book. The story opens by introducing Tyler Dupre as a 12-year-old boy. He lives with his mother in a guest house located on a millionaire’s property. The millionaire named E.D. Lawton has an alcoholic wife named Carol, a 13-year-old son named Jason, and a daughter named Diane. Tyler forms a friendship with Jason. He is an intelligent student and is being trained to take over his family business. Tyler is also friends with Jason’s twin sister Diane and also loves her secretly. One night, when the three kids are stargazing, they witness that all the stars have simultaneously disappeared. The telecommunication also suffers due to the falling out of the satellites from their orbit. An opaque membrane called the spin membrane is placed around the Earth in such a way that it slows down the time. Now, every year inside the membrane is equal to 100 million years outside of it.

Spacecrafts can easily fly through the membrane, however, it prevents the harmful stellar radiation from reaching the Earth. A simulation of the sun fitted inside the membrane allows for the life cycle to function normally. However, all life forms on Earth face the danger of extinction in several decades because of the expansion of the sun at a larger scale. Jason shows the obsession of learning about the spin membrane so that he can deactivate it. He becomes a part of Perihelion, a firm that acts as the government and tries to deal with the membrane. Diane joins a Christian movement and marries Simon. Tyler becomes a doctor and gets hired by Jason as his staff physician. As the story progresses further, Tyler, Diane, and Jason work to get rid of the membrane and help normalcy prevail on Earth. While doing so, they get access to Martian technology, which is why the US government tries to arrest them and take possession of the advanced form of technology.

The second installment of this series is called ‘Axis’. It was published in 2007 by Tor Book. This novel set on a new planet that was introduced at the end of the previous book. This new world was engineered by the Hypotheticals for supporting human life. It is linked to the Earth by means of the Arch that spreads across the Indian Ocean. Humans begin to colonize the new world and started exploiting the abundant resources fiercely. They mainly exploit the large reserves of oil found in the desert region of a continent named Equatoria. Lise Adams is introduced as a young woman, who attempts to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of her father ten years ago. Turk Findley is a drifter and former sailor.

Lise and Turk meet each other when the planet is seeded by the tiny machines of the Hypothetical. Shortly after, the hospitable world turns alien because of the twisting of time’s nature by some unknown entities. Dr. Avram Dvali leads a group of quasi-religious entities from Earth. This group creates a child with the help of Martian technology and name it Isaac. The technology also connects Isaac to the Hypotheticals. The Genomic Security Department searches for Avram Dvali’s group or the ones who disapprove the creation of Isaac. This novel was also liked and appreciated by readers all across the world and was nominated for the 2008 John Campbell Award. The success of this book motivated author Wilson to write one more volume as a part of this series.

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