Carsten Polzin at Piper has acquired German rights in a three-book SF series, The Spin Trilogy, by debut novelist Andrew Bannister pre-emptively, for a major sum in Euros from Ann Katrin Ziser – Senior Rights Manager at Transworld UK. The first novel is titled CREATION MACHINE.
Simon Taylor at Transworld acquired world rights, also in a pre-emptive deal, from agent was John Jarrold in March 2015 and the first book is scheduled for Spring 2016 publication in the UK.
Andrew Bannister is an environmentalist, speaker and writer of fiction and non-fiction. He has published novels, short stories and technical articles. He has been reading science fiction since he was seven.
Andrew describes his wonderfully imagined setting here:
“The trilogy is set in The Spin at an indeterminate time. The Spin is an ancient artificial cluster of ninety-nine planets and associated suns, inhabited mainly but not entirely by humanoids. The Spin is hundreds of millions of years old and its Creators are no longer extant or known. Their influence is felt in the bizarre form of The Spin itself – several of the planets follow orbits which appear physically impossible – in the deliberately contradictory evidence left in some geological strata, and most importantly in the occasional discovery of remnant machinery from the Construction Phase: the so-called Artefacts. The Creation Machine is the first of these artefacts to impact significantly on the trilogy.”
Simon Taylor said:
‘Far-flung and far future space opera is a particular passion of mine and in Andrew Bannister I believe we’ve a star, a constellation even, in the making. We responded to the vision, the sometimes-head-spinning concepts and conceits, the strong, confident writing, the wit and, crucially, the fact that he has created characters – whether flesh and blood or a mobile mass of sentient particles – we care about and are rooting for!’