Review: Stone Clock by Andrew Bannister

Stone ClockAuthor: Andrew Bannister
Series: The Spin Trilogy #3
Publisher: Tor
Released: November 19th, 2019
Received: ARC
Rating: 4 kitties

I received a copy of Stone Clock in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Stone Clock is the third and final novel in Andrew Bannister’s The Spin series. And it is a novel that packs one heck of a punch. The series is a prime example of Space Opera, full of fascinating characters and dynamic plots. And it’s one that’s going to stick with me for quite some time.

The whole series has been a deep dive into virtual reality, and all of the wonders and chaos that can come along with a world full of different realities and timelines. And yet, the series is one that is perfect for fans that are new to Space Operas. It’s light and fun, and a bit quirky at times even.

The whole series has been focused on Spin, a planet with a lot going on. Or at least, it used to have a lot going on. Now the planet is nearing the end of its lifetime, and we’re going to see it all happen. And we’ll see it right alongside those that dedicated their lives to watching it as well.


“A warning buzzes hoarsely. He sighed. Much earlier than he would have liked, the pod orbit was beginning to decay. He closed his eyes, focused his attention on a distant part of his mind and did the thing that bailed him out of the vreality.”

Spoiler Warning

Stone Clock was everything I had hoped it would be, and that’s saying something. It’s been a while since I read a series that was so immersed in the concept of virtual realities. And thus it was very refreshing to read. I’m sad that Stone Clock marks the end of the series. But I’m also kind of looking forward to seeing what Andrew Bannister can come up with next.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Stone Clock. It was its own being, all while having hints of something familiar. I’m not going to say that it was similar to anything else out there, more like it had the same feeling as other plots (specifically the Matrix). And I’m not complaining about that fact either.

There were characters and elements that I liked more than others, but that’s probably a given in any series. And I imagine anybody who will read this book will enjoy the Bird, and for good reasons.

Once again, I’m finding myself a bit sad that this series is over. But I’m also okay with the way it ended if that makes any sense. And I’m looking forward to seeing what Bannister will think up next, so that is some consolation.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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