From Andrew Bannister, author of Creation Machine, comes another thrilling, heart-in-mouth new science fiction novel of the Spin.
In the depths of space, a beacon has awakened. And an ancient technology has begun to stir. As its memory returns, with it comes a terrifying knowledge—a grave warning about the future of the Spin that has been concealed for ten thousand years.
Ten thousand years aftyears.Ten ...more
Why? Lots of reasons, including:
Excellent world building. Complex narrative driven by interesting and believable characters. Weird and wonderful alien species (weird BUT still believable). Cool VR and AI.
There were beautiful settings and icky ones. Friendship and banter juxtaposed with torture and downright skulduggery, political intrigue, religious fanatics and insurrection... And a millennia-spanning plot. Ohh... and don't forget the giant spider and other interesting inse ...more
Like Creation Machine, Iron Gods takes place in The Spin, an artificially created group of eighty-eight planets and two suns. This is a wonderful place to play, being varied in cultures and species.
However things are changing. Now ten ...more
I did NOT expect a book which reminded me in tenor and quality of the best of Iain M Banks!
I read it much too quickly, but will probably buy the series (hopefully not a "trilogy", but like th ...more