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Mysterium

by (author) Robert Charles Wilson

Publisher
Tor/Forge
Initial publish date
Aug 2010
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780765327413
    Publish Date
    Aug 2010
    List Price
    $35.25

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InMysterium, Robert Charles Wilson "blends science, religion, philosophy and alternate history into an intelligent, compelling work of fiction" (Publishers Weekly).
In a top-secret government installation near the small town of Two Rivers, Michigan, scientists are investigating a mysterious object discovered several years earlier. Late one evening, the local residents observe strange lights coming from the laboratory. The next morning, they awake to find that their town was literally cut off from the rest of the world...and thrust into a new one!
Soon the town is discovered by the bewildered leaders of this new world—at which point, the people of Two Rivers realize that they've arrived in a rigid theocracy. The authorities, known as the Bureau de la Covenance Religieuse, have ordered Linneth Stone, a young ethnologist, to analyze the arrivals and report her findings to the Lieutenant in charge.
What Linneth finds will challenge the philosophical basis of her society and lead inexorably to a struggle for power centering on the mysterious object that Two Rivers' government scientists were studying when the town slipped between worlds.

About the author

Robert Charles Wilson was born in California and lives in Toronto. His Darwinia won Canada’s Aurora Award and was a finalist for the science fiction’s Hugo Award; The Chronoliths was also a Hugo finalist and won the John W. Campbell Award; and his most recent novel, Blind Lake, was a Hugo finalist and a New York Times Notable Book. Earlier, his novel A Hidden Place won the Philip K. Dick Award.

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Awards

  • Unknown, John W. Campbell Memorial Award - Winner
  • Unknown, Hugo Award - Nominee

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