Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Box after box of new mass market paperback science fiction in-house!

Former BC resident Robert Charles Wilson is one most underrated science fiction novelists working today. His Spin (above, winner of the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Novel) has some genuinely jaw-dropping moments scattered throughout it, mostly related to using the effects of time dilation as a potential solution for social problems, a la Chris Marker's La Jetee. Also recommended: A Bridge of Years, Wilson's clever and funny reworking of the plot of the original Terminator movie set in present-day Washington State.