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Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  

Ancillary Justice

Part of the Imperial Radch Series
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Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2014 and a Hugo for Best Novel.

The science fiction debut that everyone is talking about, Ancillary Justice is the story of a warship trapped in a human body, and her search for revenge. Shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Awards, the Philip K. Dick Award and the Nebula Awards, and winner of a James Tiptree Jr. honour and the Kitschies Golden Tentacle for Best Debut Novel.

Speaking for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Director Tom Hunter said:

"There's always something extra special when a new or first time writer wins a prize like the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and Ancillary Justice is very special indeed."

Synopsis

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2014.

They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now. The Radch are conquerors to be feared - resist and they'll turn you into a 'corpse soldier' - one of an army of dead prisoners animated by a warship's AI mind. Whole planets are conquered by their own people. The colossal warship called The Justice of Toren has been destroyed - but one ship-possessed soldier has escaped the devastation. Used to controlling thousands of hands, thousands of mouths, The Justice now has only two hands, and one mouth with which to tell her tale. But one fragile, human body might just be enough to take revenge against those who destroyed her.

Reviews

'Thrilling, moving and awe-inspiring' Guardian

'Signals the arrival of a hard science fiction author who just might fill the gap left by Iain M. Banks. Ancillary Justice is a highly original novel ... an intelligent slow-burner. Highly recommended' Independent on Sunday

You will be truly astounded at how Leckie has fully fleshed out a universe and is asking and attempting to answer the difficult questions that many authors never even address in science fiction 'Buzzfeed 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.' -- John Scalzi (Hugo Award-winning author of REDSHIRTS)

'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' -- Paul Graham Raven

'Establishes Leckie as an heir to Banks and Cherryh -- Elizabeth Bear It's not every day a debut novel by an author you'd never heard of before derails your entire afternoon with its brilliance.' -- Liz Bourke 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

About the Author

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).

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Book Info

Publication date

1st October 2013

Author

Ann Leckie

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Orbit an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Science Fiction
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ISBN

9780356502403

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