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review Binary (®Evolution, #2) 103 Á When confiscated genestock is stolen out of secure government uarantine DI Sharon Varsi finds herself on the biggest case of her career chasing down a clever thief a mysterious hacker and the threat of new black market gemtechZavcka Klist ruthless industrial enforcer has reinvented herself Now the head of Bel'Natur shWhen confiscated genestock is stolen out of secure government uarantine DI Sharon Varsi finds herself on the biggest case of her career chasing down a clever thief a mysterious hacker and the threat of new black market gemtechZavcka Klist ruthless industrial enforcer ha. Very interesting and the tension barely let up There were new characters who caused me no end of worry Also no cliff hanger

Binary ®Evolution #2When confiscated genestock is stolen out of secure government uarantine DI Sharon Varsi finds herself on the biggest case of her career chasing down a clever thief a mysterious hacker and the threat of new black market gemtechZavcka Klist ruthless industrial enforcer ha. Very interesting and the tension barely let up There were new characters who caused me no end of worry Also no cliff hanger

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Binary (®Evolution, #2) ↠ Y that only a gemtech can cure Aryel's in no position to refuseAs the infotech programme inches towards a breakthrough Sharon’s investigations lead ever closer to the dark heart of Bel'Natur the secrets of Aryel Morningstar's past and what Zavcka Klist is really after. When I received a review copy for Binary I was super stoked as its predecessor Gemsigns topped my 2013 favourite debuts list by a mile I may add And then I was hit by a gigantic case of book fear—the fear you get after being swept away by an author’s book that their next book couldn’t possibly live up to your expectations And thus Binary languished on my to read pile until last Christmas when I gave you my heart kicked myself in the behind and told myself to get it in gear and pick up this book I’d wanted to read so badly before it was out Thank you past me because I have to admit that Binary was fantastic and every bit as good as I could have wished forBinary is set several years after Gemsigns and features a mix of old and new characters Of course Aryel Morningstar and Dr Eli Walker return as does Gemsigns’ antagonist Zavcka Klist We get added viewpoints from Rhys and Sharon who are great new voices Sharon Varsi is a norm DI who married Mikal who is the manager of the Suats the gem community in London Her viewpoint has a sort of police procedural flavour to it as she investigate the alleged theft of genestock from the European Gene Archive I loved her character she has a certain unflappableness that I enjoyed Rhys the other new main viewpoint character is Aryel’s younger foster brother and a tech wizard He also needs to discover how to cure the attacks he’s been suffering from that leave him weakened and sore In addition he has a wonderful and lovely romance At first I was a bit taken aback by the pace of the relationship but then I realised that they’d been communicating online for ages so it wasn’t a case of insta love tropeThere are several great secondary characters but my absolute favourite was Herran His genes have been manipulated in such a way that he’s brilliant with anything digital yet he suffers from severe communication difficulties and exhibits behaviours that in this day and age would usually be associated with severe autism Saulter develops his character beautifully In her piece on the exploration of disability in Guardians of the Galaxy focussing on Groot and Drax Sarah of Bookworm Blues talks about how Groot is limited by his vocabulary but can communicate broadly via body language and verbal cues Once one learns to understand these he can be uite expressive Herran’s development feels uite similar In fact Rhys even notes on meeting him in meatspace that Herran is far fluent in a digital format But throughout the narrative he becomes and elouent as point of view characters learn to understand his language while Herran also expands his arsenal of non verbal cues I just really loved Herran; he’s a gentle loyal soul and one that is far devious and nimble than many around him expectWith the Declaration and the delivery of Dr Walker’s report in Gemsigns societal changes were set in motion that were analogous to Abolition and the end of segregation rolled into one Almost five years on things are changing but not as fully or as fast as desired Mixed couples are becoming common but they are nowhere near accepted yet something illustrated in how Sharon is given the cold shoulder by many of her colleagues for marrying Mikal The latter is sworn in as the first gem city councillor at the start of the novel but even during his inauguration doubts are voiced by the civil servant swearing him in albeit not aloud Yet at the same time there is also a growing sense of glamour attached to gems such as Lyrriam and Gwen who are hounded by the paparazzi – who sadly aren’t a phenomenon humanity has gotten rid off even over a century in the future – not to mention Aryel who is still held in atavistic awe by manyThe gillungs water adapted gems have taken their settlement money and created their own underwater habitat tech which is very successful and becoming uite profitable something that’s an interesting development as it seems that this is tech that isn’t human gemtech based and as such is a new area of research I also liked that something I had noted in my review for Gemsigns – that all information technology was basically almost the same as in our day because all RD had gone into gemtech – was actually a plot element in Binary when this research is rebooted The outlawing of human gemtech – as opposed to agricultural gemtech – has created a vacuum for the gemtech companies who need to scramble to find new products to develop so they can be competitive again Saulter really took this economic side effect of the Declaration into account which I enjoyedIf Gemsigns asked what makes us human the big uestion central to Binary is where do we draw the line A uestion most clearly expressed in the uandary Sharon and Mikal find themselves in when it comes to having children The fertility issues they run into cause them to ask themselves if they are modifying the embryo’s anyway which is actually gem tech where do you stop Do you limit to enabling pregnancy with a viable embryo Do you tweak out the markers for genetic diseases Do you perhaps go as far taking out some of the  outré physical manifestations of gem parents And if you do what message does this send to your child It’s a fascinating dilemma and one which isn’t as far removed from our own society as one might think given even modern day worries about designer babiesIn Binary Saulter reveals some really big truths about both Aryel’s and Zavcka’s pasts ones which were very surprising especially the truths about Zavcka These truths will also have far reaching conseuences for the future and I can’t wait to discover what they will be in the final book in this series Regeneration Binary has confirmed Saulter is one of the most interesting new voices in SF and a must read author If you haven’t discovered this series yet I highly recommend you check it out because it’s one of the most thought provoking series currently being publishedThis book was provided for review by the publisher summary ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Stephanie Saulter

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Stephanie Saulter ´ 3 free download S reinvented herself Now the head of Bel'Natur she wants gem celebrity Aryel Morningstar's blessing for the company's revival of infotech – the science that spawned the Syndrome nearly destroyed mankind and led to the creation of the gems With illness in her own famil. Earlier this year I could not stop raving about Saulter’s Gemsigns It tells the story of a future in which genetically modified humans are the norm and those engineered with “commercial modifications” imagine if pearl divers didn’t need oxygen tanks to breath underwater or extra organs could be grown by one person for another are fighting for their rights in a society that is used to considering them as less than human Binary is the follow up to that novel and I literally am dreaming about it as I read it This friends is a seuel done right By setting it a few years into the future she’s able to both continue the threads begun in Gemsigns and introduce new levels of complexity to the intricate compelling world she’s created If you love science fiction that holds a mirror back up to society that uses technology to explore the uestions of what it means to be human and that tells an amazing story in the process pick these up now — Jenn Northingtonfrom The Best Books We Read In June