Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter Review & Book Giveaway
Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter is an excellent work of Speculative Fiction/SciFi which The Guardian Liberty Voice has the pleasure to offer 5 lucky readers the chance to win! That’s right, 5 lucky winners who leave their names and states below will be randomly chosen to win this novel, which will be out in hardback this coming May!
This particular giveaway is open only to residents of the United States. If you are chosen as a winner, you will be contacted via email, and then you will provide your full mailing address so that a representative can send you your galley copy of this magnificent book, the first one in Saulter’s “Evolution” series.
So, what’s Gemsigns about, the book I can win in this Book Giveaway?
Gemsigns (May 6, 2014; Jo Fletcher Books/Quercus; available in hardcover; $26.99), is a tale of survival, set in a dystopian future where humans have been genetically modified, their genomes altered. This was done to save adolescents from a deadly syndrome that threatened to decimate the human race.
The corporations that were behind the cure then decided to use their knowledge to genetically engineer a new class of workers to fulfill certain specific job requirements. These humans are called “Gems,” and they are looked down and thought of by many other humans — “Norms” — as being second-class citizens, and of possibly of being soulless.
The humans known as Gems were branded with a “gemsign” to indicate their uniqueness, such as having glowing, neon-colored hair or the ability to breathe underwater.
In Gemsigns, the Gems are organizing to fight for their rights, and for freedom from being enslaved to the corporations that created them. The Gems want to be viewed as being as human as anyone else, as autonomous members of the post-Syndrome society.
The Gems want to be thought of as full-fledged humans and citizens, but the corporations have invested a lot of money and don’t want to give up the lucrative profits that they’ve been earning.
Enter: Dr. Eli Walker. He has been commissioned to collect detailed findings about the Gems. His analysis will prove to be pivotal in deciding how the Gems will be thought of, and in determining what their fates will be. He is asked to do nothing less than answer what it means to be human, and what are the factors that make someone human.
Gemsigns is a modern-day dystopian masterpiece, and Stephanie Saulter adroitly weaves into her SciFi novel a mixture of politics, philosophy, science, corporate greed, and slavery.It’s a book that will make you consider what it means to be called “human.” Five lucky winners will have the chance to win this book in galley form by participating in this Book Giveaway!
Stephanie Saulter has said that one thing which sets humans apart from other creatures is that we are able “think about our actions – the prejudices and presumptions that they’re based on, where they might lead – and yet I often think it’s the thing we do least. And it isn’t just ethics and culture that change slowly. We don’t evolve, physically, at anywhere near the same pace as we implement changes to which our biology must respond.”
Would you like a chance to win one of five galley copies of Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter before it hits the stores on May 6? Then, to participate in this Book Giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below, with the state you live in mentioned. That’s because this Book Giveaway is open to only residents of the United States. The Book Giveaway will run from NOW through Sunday, April 20, 2014, at MIDNIGHT CT!
If your name is selected as being one of the winners, I will contact you via your email address to let you know the good news. Then you have 48 hours to get back to me with your mailing address, so I can have a galley copy mailed out to you by the publicist for Stephanie Saulter at Wunderkind PR. Easy enough, right?
So, if you love reading great dystopian science fiction and would like to win a galley copy of Gemsigns by Stephanie Saulter, simply leave your comments including what state you live in below, please, and good luck!
Written by: Douglas Cobb