In a month when Harry Markov is running a very fine “Women In Genre” series on his blog, and on a day in which an all-male Clarke Award short list has just been released, it seems like it might be a good idea to post a review of a very promising debut by a female SF writer. Stephanie Saulter is even living and published in the UK (hooray for Jo Fletcher Books who are trying to change things here).
Anyway, as I hope you already know from the radio interview I did, I like Gemsigns. I explain more about why here.
Did I mention that Saulter is Jamaican? (Waits to be dismissed as “politically correct”.)