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Iron Gods : a novel of the Spin / Andrew Bannister.

By: Bannister, Andrew, 1965-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Bannister, Andrew, Spin trilogy: 2.Publisher: London, England : Bantam Books, 2018Copyright date: ©2017Edition: Bantam Books edition.Description: 315 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780857503367 (paperback).Subject(s): Space ships -- Fiction | Interplanetary voyages -- Fiction | Artificial intelligence -- Fiction | Memory -- Fiction | Alien artifacts -- FictionGenre/Form: Science fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: The Spin, an ancient artificial cluster of eighty-eight planets and twenty-two suns - is in decline. The boundaries of the formerly prosperous Inside have shrunk to a mere eleven planets, their trade routes are cut off, and their last remaining source of income comes from selling the services of their vast industrial slave-colony - The Hive. Then a group of Hivers escape. Led by Seldyan, they steal the last remaining legacy battleship, reverse the trance that has been imposed on it for eight thousand years, and leave the Inside behind. Their destination - the free colony of Web City. However when they arrive they realise all is not well - a new green star has appeared in the sky, sparking the growth of a socially repressive cult which is quickly taking over, making Seldyan wonder if Web City is any improvement on the Hive. Meanwhile, the ancient ship, now with full access to its memories, has worked out the meaning of the green star for itself - and the existential threat to the Spin that it has been concealing for ten thousand years.
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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 . . .

The Spin, an ancient artificial cluster of eighty-eight planets and twenty-two suns - is in decline. The boundaries of the formerly prosperous Inside have shrunk to a mere eleven planets, their trade routes are cut off, and their last remaining source of income comes from selling the services of their vast industrial slave-colony - The Hive. Then a group of Hivers escape. Led by Seldyan, they steal the last remaining legacy battleship, reverse the trance that has been imposed on it for eight thousand years, and leave the Inside behind. Their destination - the free colony of Web City. However when they arrive they realise all is not well - a new green star has appeared in the sky, sparking the growth of a socially repressive cult which is quickly taking over, making Seldyan wonder if Web City is any improvement on the Hive. Meanwhile, the ancient ship, now with full access to its memories, has worked out the meaning of the green star for itself - and the existential threat to the Spin that it has been concealing for ten thousand years.