®Evolution Book 1
By Stephanie Saulter
Gems - genetically modified people - were created to save humanity. But they, too, are human and now they must fight to save themselves.
They were created to save humanity. Now they must fight to save themselves.
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.
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.
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03 Apr 2014
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Jo Fletcher Books
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
A smart, confident debut . . . It touches of themes of slavery, of fear of the unknown other, on religious symbolism and ethical questions — Fantasy Faction
Absolutely amazing . . . Unmistakable talent and great story-telling mix well — Speculating Spec Fiction
An incredibly emotive read . . . hugely gripping — SciFi Now
An intriguing, well-written and well-conceived novel — For Winter Nights
Saulter writes extremely well. Her prose is fluid, unpretentious and nicely composed . . . A powerful commentary on contemporary society and politics, excellently written. Gemsigns is a must-read — 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
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 — BiblioSanctum