Search Results: "Charles Wilson"


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DARWINIA by Robert Charles Wilson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 25, 1998

"A brilliantly imagined but hypercomplicated, undramatizable hodgepodge, whose incoherent narrative is all squirming ends and no graspable substance."
Alternate-historical apocalypse from the author of the fine time-travel adventure A Bridge of Years (1991), etc. In 1912, following a cosmic event known as the Miracle, Europe vanishes, replaced by Darwinia, a physiographically similar continent occupied by alien flora and fauna that somehow are biochemically compatible with those of Earth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2012

"A moving story of one man's success in producing healthy food for those who need it the most."
Urban farming with a passion. Read full book review >

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BURNING PARADISE by Robert Charles Wilson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"Regulars know where Wilson is coming from and probably won't mind, but it's impossible to avoid just a tinge of disappointment."
Skewed, alternate-world, aliens-among-us yarn from the talented author of Julian Comstock (2009). Read full book review >

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GAME PLAN by Charles Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Smart, fast, and full of enough slaps on the cheek to keep you awake half the night."
Though 1993's The Cassandra Prophecy featured mere murder and drug smuggling, ever-brilliant Wilson's more recent thrillers have given their action sequences a titillating grounding in future science, as in Donor (nerve regenerating) and Embryo (Gestation outside the womb). Read full book review >

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SILENT WITNESS by Charles Wilson
Released: March 16, 1992

"But the story is cluttered by subplots that make the final revelation both incredible and obvious."
Wilson follows his startling debut in last year's Nightwatcher with another twisted tale of passion and murder in central Mississippi. Read full book review >

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THE CASSANDRA PROPHECY by Charles Wilson
Released: April 15, 1993

"An author to watch."
Secret Service agent Clay Rodgers, returning to Biloxi after his brother is killed aboard the family yacht Cassandra, can't imagine what anyone had against inoffensive Robert—until traces of drugs aboard the boat link him to possible drug-dealing by his former employer, Cajun strip-joint king Antonio Brouchard, and a well- organized Vietnamese smuggling ring determined to kill off any informants interested in the reward Clay's advertised. Read full book review >

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A BRIDGE OF YEARS by Robert Charles Wilson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Logically developed, superbly plotted: altogether a fascinating adventure."
Beautifully turned time-travel yarn from the highly promising author of Gypsies (1988) and The Divide (1990). Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 9, 2009

"Expertly handled prognostication with more than a touch of somber magnificence."
Post-apocalyptic power struggle from Hugo Award winner Wilson (Axis, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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SPIN by Robert Charles Wilson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2005

"A far-fetched yet fascinating time-odyssey that pushes the envelope in every direction."
Another character-oriented, surpassingly strange SF yarn from the ever-reliable author of , most recently, Blind Lake (2003). Read full book review >

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AXIS by Robert Charles Wilson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"This far-future odyssey, with its life-sized characters and unintelligible aliens, embellishes much while explaining little and ends up equally engrossing and exasperating."
The sequel to Spin (2005), Wilson's surpassingly strange yarn involves advanced alien Hypotheticals that, for reasons beyond speculation, moved Earth four-billion years into the future. Read full book review >

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THE AFFINITIES by Robert Charles Wilson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 21, 2015

"An intriguing and seriously innovative attempt to grapple with some of the issues raised by the 21st century's obsession with social media."
Social science fiction from the author of Burning Paradise (2013, etc.).Read full book review >

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THE CHRONOLITHS by Robert Charles Wilson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"After you finish, though, you realize that the time-hopping logic doesn't hold up."
From the talented Wilson, another yarn whose central theme is a weird time travel variant (Darwinia, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >