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The Resource Iron gods : a novel of the Spin, Andrew Bannister

Iron gods : a novel of the Spin, Andrew Bannister

Label
Iron gods : a novel of the Spin
Title
Iron gods
Title remainder
a novel of the Spin
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Bannister
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. At the same time Harbour Master Hevalansa Vess, stripped of his role after the loss of the last ship, has his identity changed and is sent under cover in to the Hive to find out how Seldyan escaped. Wired into the living AI called the Mind Stack, he is forced to confront both his own past, and the institutionalised cruelty of the hierarchy he has been part of. While Seldyan and her crew try to discover what has caused the new green star, Vess must choose between loyalty to the system that has nurtured and promoted him, and his sympathy for the mass of people it treats as slaves. He must also work out how far he trusts Vut, the gestalt insect entity that increasingly represents his contact with the Inside
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Cataloging source
NJB
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Bannister, Andrew
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
The Spin trilogy
Series volume
2
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  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Life
  • Interplanetary voyages
  • Space ships
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Memory
  • Alien artifacts
Target audience
adult
Label
Iron gods : a novel of the Spin, Andrew Bannister
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059961237
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780593076514
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)988066725
Label
Iron gods : a novel of the Spin, Andrew Bannister
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059961237
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780593076514
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)988066725

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