This is book number 3 in the Spin Trilogy series.
From Andrew Bannister, author of Creation Machine and Iron Gods, comes the final thrilling, heart-in-mouth science fiction novel of the Spin.
A hundred millennia has passed since the events of Iron Gods. The Spin is dying, and its few inhabitants live unknowingly in the relative paradise of one of hundreds of Virtual Realities—'vrealities'—or they scrape a living out of remains of the real world.
As the vrealities drain the last resources of the Spin, a rebellion which could kill millions sparks and gains momentum.
In a remote star system, an ancient insectoid called Skarbo the Horologist has studied The Spin for several lifetimes. Himself near to death, he makes a final journey to look his last on the object of his studies. There he learns of the artificial system's past, the real nature of the vrealities—and the part he has to play in theirfuture...
The Spin Trilogy
Andrew Bannister grew up in Cornwall. After initial feints towards music and engineering, he eventually studied Geology at Imperial College, London, and went to work in the North Sea oilfields before becoming an Environmental Consultant.
Andrew is an active volunteer, focusing on children with special educational needs. He is currently the Vice Chair of Special Olympics Leicestershire and Rutland.
He has always written and been a voracious reader. He has now discovered that writing science fiction, like his Spin Trilogy (Creation Machine, Iron Gods, Stone Clock) is at least as enjoyable as reading it, but takes longer.
Praise for Iron Gods
“With...Creation Machine, we seemed to have struck a nugget of SF gold. With Iron Gods our luck continues and it seems that with this new author we may well have found a vein of the stuff.”—Concatenation
Praise for Creation Machine
“This is space opera on steroids.”—Robert J. Sawyer, author of Quantum Night
“Conjures up the same kind of gnarly, lurid weirdness that made Iain M. Banks' SF epics so memorable.”—SFX
“An excellent read that ticked the boxes for me.”—Neal Asher
"Fast-paced, intelligent SF, action-packed and immersive."—Adrian Tchaikovsky
“A beautiful space opera.”—SciFi Now
“Great action . . . enjoyable and accessible.”—SF Book Reviews