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Spin | Robert Charles Wilson
103 posts | 25 read | 23 to read
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, 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 day 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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My #BookSpinBingo list for March!
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Here‘s my list for February‘s #BookSpinBingo! @TheAromaofBooks

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My first #BookSpin list for 2024! @TheAromaofBooks

rabbitprincess Hey, we‘re PicCollage background twins this month! What are the odds 😆 2mo
kwmg40 @rabbitprincess Great minds think alike, right? 😁 2mo
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willaful Is that the Virago Modern Classic Miss Mole? I remember really like it. 3mo
kwmg40 Yes! My daughter found a green VMC edition at a used book store and bought it for me. Glad to hear you liked it! 3mo
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I'm all set for November's #BookSpinBingo! @TheAromaofBooks

Karisimo This one stuck with me for so long after reading it! Not a light fun read, but worth it! 4mo
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kwmg40 @Karisimo This book will be a reread for me, as my book club at work had chosen it as our next selection. I completely agree with your comments! 4mo
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Here is my October #BookSpinBingo list and my TBR list for #Scarathlon! @TheAromaofBooks

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Emilymdxn Cool list! I‘m excited to see how they all are 🎃🎃🎃 5mo
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I'm ready for September's #BookSpinBingo! @TheAromaofBooks

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Here is my August #BookSpinBingo list!
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Now that I‘m not working I actually have time to get back to the #Bookspin. Yippee!

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My February #BookSpinBingo list. @TheAromaofBooks

BTW, I love used the tagged book for my #BookSpin posts not just because of the title but because it's one of my favourite science fiction books of all time, and it's one I frequently recommend to people who don't normally read SF.

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StayCurious Ooh some great choices! 1y
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Kristelh I like your October list! 1y
kwmg40 @StayCurious @TheAromaofBooks @Kristelh Thanks for the encouragement! I'm hoping to get through a good part of this list in October. 1y
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Here‘s my September #BookSpinBingo list!
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#Bookspin #Doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

As I'm due for knee surgery on Tuesday, going ahead and posting this. Hopefully by August 2nd I'll be together enough to participate.

TheAromaofBooks Hope everything goes well!!! 2y
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How are we halfway through the year? Excited about this July #bookspin list!

Thank you for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks 📚

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My June #BookSpinBingo list!

Thanks to @TheAromaofBooks for continuing to host this great challenge!

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#Bookspin for June (already?)
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Here is my May list for #BookSpinBingo, #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin! @TheAromaofBooks

Lots of Hugo and Aurora award nominees on the list, as I try to read as many as I can before the voting deadlines! #hugoawards #auroraawards

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May 🌻 #Bookspin #BookspinBingo

The list on the left is my ongoing list for #Bookspin and #Doublespin so that I will read some of the books I own. I have replaced last month‘s picks. The list on the right is my #Bookspinbingo TBR. I will swap out whichever numbers are drawn and replace them with the books from the right list. ☀️

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#BookspinBingo

I found a flaw in my two list system . Swan Song is my #Bookspin , but was also on my TBR list. 🤦🏼‍♀️Since it‘s 956 pages, I decided to just have it fill the original two spots on my TBR list and the #Bookspin spot. Next month I won‘t have any overlap. Growing Up Dead in Texas is my #Doublespin book.

TheAromaofBooks I think 956 pages is definitely worth more than one space!! 2y
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April #Bookspin #BookspinBingo

The list on the left will now be my ongoing list for #Bookspin and #Doublespin so that I will read some of the books I own each month, because I always lean toward library books. The list on the right is my #Bookspinbingo TBR. I will swap out whichever numbers are drawn and replace them with the books from the right list. I hope this makes sense. Lol. 🍹

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! The two-list system is working SO well for me so hopefully it helps you knock out some books, too!!! 2y
Bookzombie @TheAromaofBooks I‘m excited for it. Right now the left list is all physical books, but at some point I‘m going to work in my kindle purchases. I really forget about those. Lol. 2y
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April #Bookspin #Doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

Buffy, our 4 month old Standard Poodle, is helping me read.

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So I don‘t forget to post. #Bookspin March

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Hooked_on_books Loved, loved, loved Damnation Spring! 2y
AmyG @Hooked_on_books I actually started it and I‘m loving it. 2y
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Here is my February #BookSpinBingo list! It includes a good number of #TournamentOfBooks #ToB22 selections.

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It was an excellent #BookSpinBingo month for me, as I finished both my #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin selections and got 3 bingo lines for extra #WinterGames2021 points!

#TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious @TheAromaofBooks

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19. The Witch‘s Heart
20. Where the Forest Meets the Stars

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My choices for December. The month of finishing challenges, starting new ones, do some buddyreading and read thrillers by the Christmas tree 🎄

Sarah, I‘m in for #bookspin, #doublespin and #bookspinbingo. Thanks 😘

Singout Are we starting Africa in December? I‘m ready! 2y
BarbaraBB @Singout I think I will start in December… there are so many African countries! So please join me in December if you want! 2y
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Megabooks I might join you with some Africa too. 2y
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I‘m working night shifts this week & have no idea what day it is, but I realized I forgot to post my #bookspin & #doublespin books for November. One of the lists I have that I‘m trying to read more off of was picked, so I chose a physical book off the list. I wanted to read Sister Outsider, but sadly, it‘s packed in a storage unit while we redo the basement. But, I‘m excited about this one!

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November ##bookspin. The selections are completely random, @TheAromaofBooks
Here‘s hoping November is a good reading month.

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Hi Sarah, I‘m in for another round of #bookspin, #doublespin and #bookspinbingo!

Many books to finish my challenges and fortunately some books I‘d actually want to read too 😅😉

Megabooks I‘ve only read 16, and a lot of these I‘ve never heard of. Excited to read more about them through the month! 2y
marleed I‘m so envious - you stacked Dr Zhivago. I‘ll get to this one, I swear I will! 2y
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BarbaraBB @Megabooks You read Real Life, didn‘t you? And what did you think of ? 2y
BarbaraBB @marleed You should join us for the buddyread #DecemberChills! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Doctor Zhivago is also a #1001Books… I have two translations of that book in my TBR 😂 2y
BarbaraBB @ValerieAndBooks Does that mean you‘re joining the Buddyread #decemberChill too? I hope so 🤞🏽🤍 And I forgot to add 1001 indeed! I can change the post 😃 (edited) 2y
ValerieAndBooks @BarbaraBB well maybe I‘ll get started on Dr Z but probably not actively participate that weekend, my hubby‘s birthday is December 5 😊. 2y
BarbaraBB @ValerieAndBooks That‘s a good enough reason ❤️ 2y
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