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  • Published: 28 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780857503367
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $26.00

Iron Gods

(The Spin Trilogy 2)

The author of the acclaimed Creation Machine returns to the extraordinary artificial planetary cluster of the Spin with his dazzling new novel - a work of thrilling, heart-in-mouth space opera - a must-read for fans of SF bestsellers such as Iain M. Banks, Peter F. Hamilton and Alastair Reynolds.

The Spin – an ancient artificial cluster of eighty-eight planets and twenty-one suns – is in decline.

For millennia, the people of Three Quarter Circle Harbour have watched the stars from their world, hidden in a forgotten corner of the Spin. Now something in the sky has changed and it will set them on a course to war and destruction.

Seldyan is one of the band of renegades that has broken out of the vast slave colony of the Hive. Hijacking one of the last of the Spin’s great legacy warships, they wake its long-dormant intelligence and set a course that promises freedom.

But as the ancient ship‘s memory returns, with it comes a terrifying knowledge – a dire warning about the future that has been concealed for ten thousand years . . .

  • Pub date: 28 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780857503367
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Andrew Bannister

Born in 1965, Andrew Bannister grew up in Cornwall. He studied Geology at Imperial College and went to work in the North Sea before becoming an Environmental Consultant. For the day job, he specialises in green transport and corporate sustainability, but he has always written – initially for student newspapers and fanzines before moving on, encouraged by creative writing courses, to fiction. He’s always been a reader and has loved science fiction since childhood. From the classics of the 50s and 60s to the present day, he’s wanted it all: space, stars, astonishment and adventure - and now he’s discovered that writing it is even better. Andrew lives in Leicestershire.

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Praise for Iron Gods

“Bannister has the knack of making the extraordinary seem normal and the normal seem extraordinary. It all comes together in dazzling, pin-sharp storytelling, where humour. acute social commentary and some terrific aliens jostle together.”

Jamie Buxton, DAILY MAIL

“Wonderful . . . a worthy successor to the potential realised in Creation Machine. There’s some really big ideas here. I suspect I am only just comprehending the true ambition of these books. I really like this series.”


“Ancient, brooding technologies...Renegade slaves in a stolen starships...In Bannister’s hands space opera lives on, gaudy and brutal and glorious. The Spin Doctor is back.”


“With Bannister's debut novel, 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.”


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