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Ancillary Justice

#1 Imperial Radch

Ann Leckie



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Orbit Books
08 October 2013
Series: Imperial Radch
On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Breq is both more than she seems and less than she was. Years ago, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of corpse soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. An act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with only one fragile human body. And only one purpose - to revenge herself on Anaander Mianaai, many-bodied, near-immortal Lord of the Radch.
Imprint:   Orbit Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   294g
ISBN:   9780356502403
ISBN 10:   0356502406
Series:   Imperial Radch
Pages:   416
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

The author of many published science fiction short stories, Ann Leckie lives in St Louis, Missouri, with her husband, children and cats. She's currently the Secretary for the SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America). You can find her website at www.annleckie.com or chat to her on twitter at @Ann_Leckie.

Reviews for Ancillary Justice (#1 Imperial Radch)

Unexpected, compelling and very cool - Ann Leckie nails it. I've never met a heroine like Breq before. I consider this a very good thing indeed. Total gamechanger. Get it, read it, wish to hell you'd written it. Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice may well be the most important book Orbit have published in ages. It's not every day a debut novel by an author you'd never heard of before derails your entire afternoon with its brilliance. - Tor.com Using the format of a SF military adventure blended with hints of space opera, Leckie explores the expanded meaning of human nature and the uneasy balance between individuality and membership in a group identity. Leckie is a newcomer to watch. - Library Journal (starred review) Leckie's novel cast of characters serves her well-plotted story nicely. This is an altogether promising debut. - Kirkus Our #1 pick for the year's best science fiction or fantasy book . . . this Iain M. Banks-esque tale was the book that made us most excited about the future of science fiction in 2013. - io9.com It engages, it excites, and it challenges the way the reader views our world. Leckie may be a former Secretary of the Science Fiction Writers of America, but she's the President of this year's crop of debut novelists. Ancillary Justice might be the best science fiction novel of this very young decade. - Staffer s Book Review The sort of book that the Clarke Award wishes it had last year . . . be prepared to see Ancillary Justice bandied around a lot come awards season. (As it should be). - Pornokitsch

  • Short-listed for Hugo Awards 2014 (UK)
  • Short-listed for Nebula Award 2014 (UK)
  • Short-listed for Philip K. Dick Award 2014 (UK)
  • Shortlisted for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2014.
  • Shortlisted for Locus Award for Best First Novel 2014.
  • Shortlisted for Philip K. Dick Award 2014.
  • Shortlisted for SFWA Nebula Award Novel Category 2014.
  • Winner of Arthur C. Clarke Award 2014.
  • Winner of British Science Fiction Association Award 2014.

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