Vortex

Vortex

by Robert Charles Wilson
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Vortex by Robert Charles Wilson

Vortex tells the story of Turk Findley, the protagonist introduced in Axis, who is transported ten thousand years into the future by the mysterious entities called "the Hypotheticals." In this future humanity exists on a chain of planets connected by Hypothetical gateways; but Earth itself is a dying world, effectively quarantined.
Turk and his young friend Isaac Dvali are taken up by a community of fanatics who use them to enable a passage to the dying Earth, where they believe a prophecy of human/Hypothetical contact will be fulfilled. The prophecy is only partly true, however, and Turk must unravel the truth about the nature and purpose of the Hypotheticals before they carry him on a journey through warped time to the end of the universe itself.
Vortex is thrilling and complex science fiction novel from Hugo Award-winning author Robert Charles Wilson.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429960731
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 07/05/2011
Series: Spin , #3
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 196,664
File size: 362 KB

About the Author

Born in California, ROBERT CHARLES WILSON grew up in Canada. He is the author of many acclaimed SF novels including Darwinia, Blind Lake, Julian Comstock, and the Hugo Award–winning Spin.


Robert Charles Wilson was born in California and lives in Toronto. His novel Spin won science fiction’s Hugo Award in 2006. Earlier, he won the Philip K. Dick Award for his debut novel A Hidden Place; Canada’s Aurora Award for Darwinia; and the John W. Campbell Award for The Chronoliths.

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Vortex 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent finish to this trilogy. I wasn't sure how he was going to wrap of this into a coherent conclusion but he did it expetly. As usual, the writing was spot on - prose contributed to the story without distraction. Pacing was also very good - we discover character "back"-stories in appropriately short chapters as the tale unfolds. BRAVO!
MichaelTravisJasper More than 1 year ago
This last book in the trilogy was in some ways the most interesting. It carries over some characters from the second book, but tells a very different story. The scientific ideas and theories woven into the story are fascinating and thought-provoking. I believe any lover of science-fiction will very much enjoy this journey. The three books are very different in content, but similar in style. I liked them very much. Michael Travis Jasper, author of the novel "To Be Chosen"
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i have read all his books and would not hesitate to tell others that these are books that will capture your imagination and keep you interested, fixated from start to finish. good scifi and great writing.
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sandystarr28 More than 1 year ago
This book is quite confusing, introducing more and more complex theories and situations that can only be called bizarre. By the conclusion of this book, time has sped up so much that it is difficult to grasp what the author is trying to say. It left me more lost that before I started the second book. Very unique writing style tells events from several characters viewpoints, but leaves you wondering and doubting the validity of any of them.
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Jeff Strobel More than 1 year ago
Don't buy this book if you intend to read it electronically. B&N once again screwed it up. It's 256 blank pages.