Spin de Robert Charles Wilson a remporté le Hugo Award, prix du meilleur roman de science fiction, en 2006.
Dans ce premier volume de la trilogie, les étoiles disparaissent du ciel, brutalement.
La série se poursuit avec Axis, toujours plein de mystères, et qui nous emmène très loin.
Le dernier volume, Vortex, apporte une conclusion à cette série qui vaut vraiment le détour.
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.
Life on Earth is about to get much, much stranger.
Now, in Spin's direct sequel, Wilson takes us to the 'world next door'--the planet engineered by the mysterious Hypotheticals to support human life, and connected to Earth by way of the Arch that towers hundreds of miles over the Indian Ocean. Humans are colonizing this new world--and, predictably, fiercely exploiting its resources, chiefly large deposits of oil in the western deserts of the continent of Equatoria.
Vortex tells the story of Turk Findley, the protagonist introduced in Axis, who is transported ten thousand years into the future by the mysterious entities called 'the Hypotheticals.' In this future humanity exists on a chain of planets connected by Hypothetical gateways; but Earth itself is a dying world, effectively quarantined.