Wildly praised by readers and critics alike, Robert Charles
Wilson’s Spin won science fiction’s
highest honor, the Hugo Award for Best Novel.
Now, in Spin’s
direct sequel, Axis, Wilson takes us
to the “world next door”—the planet engineered by the mysterious Hypotheticals
to support human life, and connected to Earth by way of the Arch that towers
hundreds of miles over the Indian Ocean. Humans are colonizing this new world—and,
predictably, fiercely exploiting its resources, chiefly large deposits of oil
in the western deserts of the continent of Equatoria.
Lise Adams is a young woman attempting to uncover the
mystery of her father’s disappearance ten years earlier. Turk Findley is an
ex-sailor and sometimes-drifter. They come together when an infall of cometary
dust seeds the planet with tiny remnant Hypothetical machines. Soon, this
seemingly hospitable world will become very alien indeed—as the nature of time
is once again twisted, by entities unknown.
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