Wilson was born in the United States in California, but grew up near Toronto, Ontario. Apart from another short period in the early 1970s spent in Whittier, CA, he has lived most of his life in Canada, and in 2007 he became a Canadian citizen. He resided for a while in Nanaimo, British Columbia and briefly in Vancouver. Currently he lives with his wife Sharry in Concord, Ontario, just north of Toronto. He has two sons, Paul and Devon.
His work has won the Hugo Award (for the novel Spin), the John W. Campbell Memorial Award (for the novel The Chronoliths), the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award (for the novelette "The Cartesian Theater"), three Aurora Awards (for the novels Blind Lake and Darwinia, and the short work "The Perseids"), and the Philip K. Dick Award (for the novel Mysterium).
In addition to the novels listed below, he is the author of the short-story collection The Perseids and Other Stories, set in Toronto. His first publication appeared in the February 1975 issue of Analog Science Fiction, under the name Bob Chuck Wilson.
A literate and thoughtful writer, he combines sensitive, nuanced characterization with mind-bogglingly big hard-SF ideas, resulting in his books often being New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Author Stephen King has called Wilson "probably the finest science-fiction author now writing".
Spin is the first book of a trilogy that continues in Axis and will finish with Vortex (unfinished). Spin won the Hugo Award for best novel in 2006.
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Winners of the 2006 Hugo Awards announced.(Robert Charles Wilson, Connie Willis, David D. Levine, and Peter S. Beagle )(Brief article)
Aug 29, 2006; M2 BEST BOOKS-(C)2000-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD The award for best novel at the 2006 Hugo Awards was made on Saturday (26...