Detective Inspector Sharon Varsi is facing the biggest case of her career: quarantined genestock has been stolen. Is someone conducting illicit gemtech research?
Detective Inspector Sharon Varsi is facing the biggest case of her career: quarantined genestock has been stolen. Is someone conducting illicit research?
Zavcka Klist has reinvented herself: no longer the ruthless gemtech enforcer determined to keep the gems they created enslaved, she's now all about transparency and sharing the fruits of Bel'Natur's research to help gems and norms alike.
Neither Aryel Morningstar nor Dr Eli Walker are convinced that Klist or Bel'Natur can have changed so dramatically, but the gems have problems that only a gemtech can solve. In exchange for their help, digital savant Herran agrees to work on Klist's latest project: reviving the science that drove mankind to the brink of extinction.
Then confiscated genestock disappears from a secure government facility, and the more DI Varsi investigates, the closer she comes to the dark heart of Bel'Natur and what Zavcka Klist is really after - not to mention the secrets of Aryel Morningstar's own past . . .
'Some books are good, some books are even great. This one is important' - SF Signal
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.
Binary is an exciting book that . . . is great fun to read. — Upcoming4me
I've said that Rewriting The Script is about focusing on authors who offer something fresh and new in SF/F, and if Stephanie Saulter doesn't count as one of those - indeed, perhaps as one of the brightest and best - then I don't know who does. This is another five-star effort from a writer that you absolutely do not want to allow to fly under the radar. — Over The Effing Rainbow
Great characters and a superb storyline that will make you stop and wonder. If you are looking for a unique concept in science-fiction, get the revolution series. You won't go wrong. — The Book Plank
We should be giving Saulter recognition for the intelligence and craft that she brings to her books . . . So much science fiction glosses over the creation of post-human species. The (R)Evolution series dives straight into the heart of the issues, and it has not finished with them yet. — Cheryl Morgan
Some books are good, some books are even great. This one is important. 4.5 out of 5 — SF Signal
A novel that I would recommend to everyone. 8.5 out of 10. — The Founding Fields
Binary presents an entertaining and compelling story, with a tight and energetic climax . . . Stephanie Saulter is definitely an interesting writer, and one whose work I intend to keep seeking out — Strange Horizons
In Binary Stephanie Saulter has created an evocative and wonderfully crafted story . . . she has truly captured a future setting with all it's mess and madness, it's order and disorder, it's differences and similarities and it's sheer humanity — The Bookbeard's Blog
Stephanie Saulter has once again triumphed in a terrific, un-put-downable, novel with plenty to keep the reader guessing and desperate to find out the truth behind the mystery. 9/10 — Sleepless Musings Of A Well Groomed Moustached Man
one of the most powerful, thought provoking books I've ever read — Bookworm Blues
If you loved Gemsigns, you'll be blown away by Binary. What an absolutely amazing book this is . . . I would recommend this series to anyone who likes an intelligent, exciting, extremely well written science fiction story — Draumr kopa blog