Search Results: "Robert Charles Wilson"


BOOK REVIEW

WILSON by David Mamet
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Well, folks, we're here to tell you—Wilson isn't even half-vast."
You'll want to clear your sinuses by renting a video of Glengarry Glen Ross or American Buffalo after wrestling with this unruly anti-novel by the noted playwright and remarkably unremarkable writer of fiction. Read full book review >

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WILSON by A. Scott Berg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Readable, authoritative and, most usefully, inspiring."
Accomplished biographer Berg (Lindbergh, 1998, etc.) emphasizes the extraordinary talents of this unlikely president in an impressive, nearly hagiographic account. 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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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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BLIND LAKE by Robert Charles Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Fizzing with ideas while tightly focused on the characters: intense, absorbing, memorable work."
Near-future psychological SF puzzler, from the talented author of The Chronoliths (2001), 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 >

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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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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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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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WOODROW WILSON by John Milton Cooper Jr.
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 2, 2009

"Cooper exhibits complete command of his materials, a sure knowledge of the man and a nuanced understanding of a presidency almost Shakespearean in its dimensions."
A noted Woodrow Wilson expert comprehensively examines the life and career of America's 28th president. 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 >