Reviews

  • "So enjoyed The Growing Season. . . Galloped my way to the conclusion, despite wishing it would never end. Smart & provocative."

    Carys Bray, Twitter
  • "The Growing Season poses a compelling what-if about the female body, technology and power"

    Sarah Ditum, Guardian
  • "You know when you read the back of a book and your neck hairs go all tingly? This is one of them. . . an inventive tale that'll leave you contemplating what the future holds."

    Stylist
  • "Sedgwick describes her off-kilter world brilliantly and she considers the big ideas in her novel from all sides like a true scientist. . . It’s smart and thoughtful writing – a novel to make you consider deeply what family means and what the not-too-distant future might hold."

    Big Issue
  • "I adored ex-physicist Sedgwick’s dazzling debut literary novel, The Comet Seekers, a critically-acclaimed, super-smart love story that’s anchored in an Antarctic scientific research centre but spans centuries and multiple locations. Her new one is just as brainy and ambitious… Clever stuff"

    Kerry Potter, Muddy Stilettos
  • "This is an intriguing, eye-opening and potentially worrying glimpse into an alternative societal path"

    Jane Bradley, Scotland on Sunday
  • "Sedgwick, a former biophysicist, handles the ethics and possibility of new fertility technology admirably, cementing her reputation as one of the most important new writers around"

    Diva
  • "Part thriller, part dystopian fiction, The Growing Season takes a fascinating "what if" question and really runs with it"

    Running in Heels
  • "An elegant and ingenious narrative, told with skill and sensitivity"

    Meg Howrey
  • "An intriguing, eye-opening and potentially worrying glimpse into an alternative societal path."

    Jane Bradley, The Scotsman