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We are taken to the mysterious planet Equatoria, a world apparently engineered for humanity by the inscrutable machine intelligences known as the Hypotheticals. Turk Findley, a man with a criminal past, runs an aeronautical charter service on the newly settled planet. Lise Adams, who hires Turk, is a would-be journalist searching for her vanished father, a scientist obsessed with the Hypotheticals and their illegal life extension technology. Meanwhile, young Isaac, genetically manipulated by rogue scientists so that he may become a conduit between humanity and the AIs, is coming of age, and something enormous and unknown is assembling itself far underground.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2007
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781429934312
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (303 pages)

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Apr 27, 2016

Agreed that it really doesn't grab you like Spin did, but in my opinion it's worth getting through to finish out the trilogy. Though Vortex is also not as good as Spin, it does redeem the series from this "middle child" book.

Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 08, 2014

Not quite as mind-boggling as the precursor novel "Spin," but well worth reading for a unique vision of extra-terrestrial intelligence and evolution.

gwsuperfan Sep 02, 2010

Although not the tour-de-force that was Spin, Axis is a worthy successor to that novel. Axis explores the new world beyond the arch that appeared in Spin after the Earth shed its protective membrane, and follows a group of humans on a quest to discover the nature of the Hypotheticals.

Dec 09, 2009

A good story, but not as original or enticing as book one of the series. My attachment to the characters was diminished by an averaging out process: too many of them had 'point of view' sections in the narrative.


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