Anne Hampton was born in Bristol in 1971. This is the third novel in her Geratica series. She writes stories with strong female characters, though not with an anti-man agenda. Her books do not really fit into a specific genre, but encompass such themes as politics, romance / adult, science fiction and thrilling mystery.
The planet of Geratica has at its core a live dominant sex. The world is run by women and men are traditionally subservient. It is a monarchy, and its head of state must always be a queen. A schism at the core means that a parallel world has been created - Geraticai.
Geratica is a planet where women have the dominant role. Men, still the stronger of the sexes, are consigned to manual work whereas the women rule in politics, the professions and in royalty. The core of the planet is female which is mirrored in sexual activity where women lead the way.