Robert Charles Wilson


Born in California, Robert Charles Wilson has lived most of his life in Canada.  His first novel, A HIDDEN PLACE, was published in 1986; he has since published a dozen others, including Hugo finalists DARWINIA and BLIND LAKE and the 2006 Hugo Award winner SPIN.  His novella "Julian: A Christmas Story" is a finalist for the 2007 Hugo.  He has also received three Aurora Awards, the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award.  His next novel is AXIS, a sequel to SPIN, and he is working a book-length version of "Julian."


Recently published - Spin (Hugo Award 2006), Darwinia, Blind Lake and many others

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Thu1300Kaffeeklatsche Robert Charles WILSON
Fri1200Unexplored Alternate HistoriesWhat makes for a good alternate history? Are WWII, Rome, and the US Civil wars all overused? Are there other overlooked but interesting possibilities? If so, why aren't they being used?Alma ALEXANDER, Ben YALOW, Linda ROBINETT, Robert Charles WILSON, Edward JAMES
Fri1700Autographs Robert Charles WILSON
Sat1000Is Science Fiction Necessary?Haven't we won? Aren't science-fictional ideas, vocabulary, themes and predictions now deeply embedded in the popular culture? Aren't a disproportionate percentage of popular movies from our genres? Don't mainstream authors dip into the slipstream every day? So, what's our mission now? What worlds are left to conquer -- and why?Inge HEYER, Paul CORNELL, Peter HECK, Robert Charles WILSON
Sat1400Religion In SFThough their pursuits are not mutually exclusive, religion and speculative fiction are almost anathema to one another. In SF, religion is ridiculed as superstition, derided as a pursuit of less advanced minds. Why is this kind of discrimination acceptable? Why are there not more proudly religious characters in SF?Jessica LANGER, Kari MAUND, Robert Charles WILSON, William SHUNN
Sun1000Readings Robert Charles WILSON
Sun1400The Integration of Science and Religion in SF&FScience Fiction is the literature of the humanist, the rationalist and the skeptic. As theoretical physicists look at the underpinnings of the physical universe, they see the presence of the hand of God. How do authors integrate religion and science? Can it only be done in fantasy?Lisa C. FREITAG, Robert Charles WILSON, William SHUNN, Edward JAMES