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Author: Robert Charles Wilson
One night in October when he was ten years old, Tyler Dupree stood in his back yard and watched the stars go out. They all flared into brilliance at once, then disappeared, replaced by a flat, empty black barrier. He and his best friends, Jason and Diane Lawton, had seen what became known as the Big Blackout. It would shape their lives.  — T...  more »
ISBN-13: 9783453522008
ISBN-10: 3453522001
Publication Date: 8/31/2006
Pages: 557
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

5 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 1
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escapeartistk avatar reviewed Spin on + 207 more book reviews
Really, really good book. Several different storylines are told in extended flashbacks about interesting and sympathetic characters in an apocalyptic setting. Though there's a decent amount of science, it's not too hard to follow even if, like me, you're not science-minded. I usually read several books concurrently, but this one was so engaging that I read it straight through. I will be looking for more books by this author!

For once I agree completely with a critical review, so I'm reprinting (in part) the one from 'Bookmarks Magazine' below:
"Spin is not merely a SF thriller. Its also a coming-of-age tale, a love story, a literary triumph, and an ecological and apocalyptic warning. The award-winning Wilson excels at all aspects of his tale, from the human angle to the political, religious, biological, medical, and astrophysical theorizing..."

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