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.
Turk and his young friend Isaac Dvali are taken up by a community of fanatics who use them to enable a passage to the dying Earth, where they believe a prophecy of human/Hypothetical contact will be fulfilled. The prophecy is only partly true, however, and Turk must unravel the truth about the nature and purpose of the Hypotheticals before they carry him on a journey through warped time to the end of the universe itself.
Vortex is thrilling and complex science fiction novel from Hugo Award-winning author Robert Charles Wilson.
Robert Charles Wilson Imprint: St Martins/Tor Country of Publication: United States Dimensions:
Weight: 172g ISBN: 9780765363206 ISBN 10: 0765363208 Series:Spin Publication Date: 28 February 2012 Audience:
Format: Paperback Publisher's Status: Active
Reviews for Vortex (#3 Spin)
Of all SF writers currently alive, Robert Charles Wilson may be the best at balancing cosmic drama with human drama.