Spin

This is a book about the apocalypse, love, father-son conflict, ecology and the stars going out. Definitely one of the best science fiction novels written in recent times.

Spin by Robert Charles Wilson is a great science fiction novel and won the Hugo Award for Best Novel last year.

It is a story about friends growing up together as the world suddenly changes and the stars disappear. It turns out that the Earth is enclosed in a time warp so that time outside is moving much much faster than on Earth. But if time is moving so much faster, the Sun might become a red giant soon and everything (and everyone) on Earth would be dead; that’s the apocalyptic part. Then there’s conflict between a father and a son and a love story.

Overall, it has a very well fleshed out plot line and good character development.

It is definitely worth reading.

X-Men – The Last Stand

This is the 3rd movie in the X-Men trilogy. Mutants face a new threat in the form of a cure for their mutations. Then there is also the Dark Phoenix. It’s a good movie and I rate it 7/10.

X-Men – The Last Stand is the 3rd movie of the X-men series. We have seen all three and found them good.

While The Last Stand is a good movie, it looked to me that it tried to mix two plot lines. The main plot was about the “cure” discovered for mutants. This was a good story and would have sufficed by itself without the distraction of Jean Gray’s return as the Dark Phoenix. Jean’s return was interesting and deserved more of a storyline.

Overall, I rate it 7/10.