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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Tor Science Fiction
Publication date February 1, 2006
Pages 454
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780765348258
ISBN-10 076534825X
Dimensions 1.25 by 4 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $7.99
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
After witnessing the onset of an astronomical event that has caused the sun to go black and the stars and moon to disappear, Tyler, Jason, and Diane learn that the darkness has been caused by a time-altering, alien-created artificial barrier and that the sun will be extinguished in less than forty years. Winner of the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Novel. Reissue.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Spin is Robert Charles Wilson's Hugo Award-winning masterpiece―a stunning combination of a galactic "what if" and a small-scale, very human story.

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.

The effect is worldwide. The sun is now a featureless disk―a heat source, rather than an astronomical object. The moon is gone, but tides remain. Not only have the world's artificial satellites fallen out of orbit, their recovered remains are pitted and aged, as though they'd been in space far longer than their known lifespans. As Tyler, Jason, and Diane grow up, a space probe reveals a bizarre truth: The barrier is artificial, generated by huge alien artifacts. Time is passing faster outside the barrier than inside―more than a hundred million years per year on Earth. At this rate, the death throes of the sun are only about forty years in our future.

Jason, now a promising young scientist, devotes his life to working against this slow-moving apocalypse. Diane throws herself into hedonism, marrying a sinister cult leader who's forged a new religion out of the fears of the masses.

Earth sends terraforming machines to Mars to let the onrush of time do its work, turning the planet green. Next they send humans…and immediately get back an emissary with thousands of years of stories to tell about the settling of Mars. Then Earth's probes reveal that an identical barrier has appeared around Mars. Jason, desperate, seeds near space with self-replicating machines that will scatter copies of themselves outward from the sun―and report back on what they find.

Life on Earth is about to get much, much stranger.



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Hardcover
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from Tor Books (April 30, 2005)
9780765309389 | details & prices | 364 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $25.95
About: After witnessing the onset of an astronomical event that has caused the sun to go black and the stars and moon to disappear, Tyler, Jason, and Diane learn that the darkness has been caused by a time-altering, alien-created artificial barrier and that the sun will be extinguished in less than forty years.
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Book cover for 9780765348258
 
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Reissue edition from Tor Science Fiction (February 1, 2006)
9780765348258 | details & prices | 454 pages | 4.00 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $7.99
About: After witnessing the onset of an astronomical event that has caused the sun to go black and the stars and moon to disappear, Tyler, Jason, and Diane learn that the darkness has been caused by a time-altering, alien-created artificial barrier and that thesun will be extinguished in less than forty years.

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