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Creation Machine

A Novel of the Spin (Spin Trilogy #1)

Andrew Bannister


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Digital Audiobook (3/4/2019)


Creation Machine is a fast-paced, whip-smart science fiction debut from Andrew Bannister introducing the stunning galaxy called the Spin.

In the vast, artificial galaxy called the Spin, a rebellion has been crushed.

Viklun Hass is eliminating all remnants of the opposition. Starting with his daughter.

But Fleare Hass has had time to plan her next move from exile to the very frontiers of a new war.

For hundreds of millions of years, the planets and stars of the Spin have been the only testament to the god-like engineers that created them. Now, beneath the surface of a ruined planet, one of their machines has been found.

Praise For Creation Machine: A Novel of the Spin (Spin Trilogy #1)

Praise for Creation Machine

“Ambitious, compulsively readable.”—Guardian

“[T]he worldbuilding is unusual and inspired.”—Publishers Weekly

“Bannister combines succinct world-building with impulsive readability and likable characters. Creation Machine finds frequent parallels with the best of Iain M. Banks's Culture series.”—Shelf Awareness

“A beautiful space opera.”—SciFi Now

“Great action . . . enjoyable and accessible.”—SF Book Reviews

“A colorful debut that conjures up the same kind of gnarly, lurid weirdness that made Iain M. Banks' SF epics so memorable.”—SFX magazine

“A thrilling debut . . . delivers in spades.”—SFF World

“An impressive debut. This is space opera on steroids."”—Robert J. Sawyer, author of Quantum Night

“An excellent read that ticked the boxes for me.”—Neal Asher

“Fast-paced, intelligent SF, action-packed, and immersive.”—Adrian Tchaikovsky

Tor Books, 9781250179135, 368pp.

Publication Date: March 5, 2019

About the Author

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.