XX Hard SF ‘If depth of background research is what sells the book as hard SF, its exploration of sociological and political ideas is probably what will cause it to linger in the reader’s mind’

Simon Petrie’s review of When We Have Wings for his XX Hard SF project, reviewing hard SF by women writers. ‘The writing is resonant and elegant, and lies towards the literary end of the SF spectrum, in the company of authors such as Ursula K Le Guin and M John Harrison. But one of the things that sets the book apart from other lit/SF novels is its hard SF worldbuilding…’