Image of Vortex (Spin)


Image of Vortex (Spin)

This challenging and final installment in Wilson’s Spin trilogy is an intriguing stew of mystery, philosophy and science. Numerous points of view are presented, but Wilson does a masterful job of weaving the various threads from 10,000 years apart into a cohesive narrative filled with interesting characters and thoughtful commentary on the human condition, our environmentally destructive practices and the danger of collective emotions. Readers will find it helpful to be familiar with the previous two books in the series.

Turk Findley and Allison Pearl are transported into the future through a gateway that leaves them stranded on a now dead Earth with the Vox, who have used Turk and his young friend, Isaac Dvali, to return there to fulfill a prophecy. Ten thousand years earlier, a Texas caseworker named Sandra and Houston cop, Bose, work on the case of Orrin Mather, a mentally diminished young man whose notebooks are filled with a strange story about two people named Turk and Allison. (TOR, Jul., 368 pp., $25.99)
Reviewed by: 
Donna M. Carter