Gemsigns

Gemsigns

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For years the human race suffered from a deadly Syndrome, but when a cure was found - in the form of genetically engineered human beings, gems - the line between survival and ethics was radically altered. Now the gems are fighting for their freedom, from the oppression of the companies that created them, and against the norms who see them as slaves. And a conference at which Dr Eli Walker has been commissioned to present his findings on the gems is the key to that freedom. But with the gemtech companies fighting to keep the gems enslaved, and the horrifying godgangs determined to rid the earth of these 'unholy' creations, the gems are up against forces that may just be too powerful to oppose.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 155 x 233 x 31mm | 532g
  • Quercus Publishing
  • Jo Fletcher Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1780878656
  • 9781780878652
  • 1,227,440

About Stephanie Saulter

Stephanie Saulter writes what she likes to think is literary science fiction. Born in Jamaica, she studied at MIT and spent fifteen years in the USA before moving to the UK in 2003. In 2010 she launched the Scriptopus interactive website for writing short fiction. Stephanie blogs unpredictably at stephaniesaulter.com and tweets slightly more reliably as @scriptopus. She lives in London.show more

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It's more of an experience than just a mere story, a new world rather than a mere novel. It's very possibly one of the best things I'm going to read this year. Social sci-fi just doesn't get any better than this! Bibliotropic 'A fascinating and compelling read, exploring the boundaries of human behaviour, religious influences, and the morality of the everyday person. It comes highly recommended' Starburst magazine. Starburst magazine 'A smart, confident debut ... It touches of themes of slavery, of fear of the unknown other, on religious symbolism and ethical questions' Fantasy Faction. Fantasy Faction 'Absolutely amazing ... Unmistakable talent and great story-telling mix well' Speculating Spec Fiction. Speculating Spec Fiction 'An incredibly emotive read ... hugely gripping' SciFi Now. SciFi Now 'An intriguing, well-written and well-conceived novel' For Winter Nights. For Winter Nights 'Saulter writes extremely well ... A powerful commentary on contemporary society and politics' Civilian Reader. Civilian Reader 'Takes on a tough subject, treats it with honesty, and comes out making the reader feel better about things' Two Dudes in an Attic. Two Dudes in an Attic 'Well-written and thought provoking, Gemsigns is an all-around superb debut from Stephanie Saulter, and another winner from Jo Fletcher Books. 4.5 out of 5' The BiblioSanctum. BiblioSanctumshow more

Review Text

It's more of an experience than just a mere story, a new world rather than a mere novel. It's very possibly one of the best things I'm going to read this year. Social sci-fi just doesn't get any better than this! Bibliotropicshow more

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337 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 31% (106)
4 35% (118)
3 23% (78)
2 6% (21)
1 4% (14)
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