Ancillary Justice

Leckie, Ann (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Ancillary Justice

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Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.
Authors: Leckie, Ann
Title: Ancillary justice
Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 409 pages ;,21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Local Note: 1 15 16 29 33 53 57 76 80 97 112 118 133 138 148 173 175 193 210 242 243
ISBN: 9780316246620
Statement of Responsibility: Ann Leckie
Subject Headings: Quests (Expeditions) Fiction. Revenge Fiction.
Genre/Form: Science fiction.
Science fiction.
Topical Term: Quests (Expeditions)
LCCN: 2012051135
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Great Book ! It Won 5 Book Awards
That speaks for itself. We can't wait to read the next novel in the series.
Highly Recommended!!!

Sep 14, 2014
  • StarGladiator rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Before I commented here, I noticed that this book already had an "awful" rating (one-half a star), and sadly, given the Orbit Books imprimatur, I must concur. Not a well-written book utilizing not an original plot and thesis. A waste of reading time.

Jul 31, 2014
  • athena14 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A most unusual pair of love stories. Highly recommended, especially to lesbians.

May 14, 2014
  • JAC_E rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Amazing set up, beautiful execution and a story that seems timeless. With a character that is thousands of years old and still very much new to the world she is inhabiting, the story felt refreshing and comforting. I loved the characters, and the way the language was carefully constructed. I'm excited to read other books in this series and by this author!

Apr 29, 2014
  • sybilance rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fabulous book! I loved the way it played with the reader's perceptions of people by playing with gender, I loved the motivations of the main character, and I loved that there wasn't a love interest (I get so tired of boy meets girl, yadda yadda yadda). I'm so glad I decided to read the Hugo Nominees this year!

Feb 06, 2014
  • dscrimshaw rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I completely enjoyed Ancillary Justice and am looking forward to more from Ann Leckie.

For anyone who studies gender in science fiction, I’d consider it a must-read.

I found it also to be an engaging story and I liked her thoughts on how artificial and distributed intelligence might work.

I want to know what will happen in the next book, but this was a self-contained novel. It’s not like we’re going to be waiting years to find out if someone is actually dead or not.

Jan 15, 2014
  • Aziraphale rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very interesting book. The author took two rather interesting literary steps here. 1. One character simultaneously existing in multiple bodies. This lets the first person narrative range over severals events that happen at the same time at different locations. 2. Gender neutral references within the main culture of the book mean that it takes a while to figure out who is male and who is female. What followed (for me, at least) was the realization that it didn't really matter what their genders were, as would be the case in a true gender neutral society.

It did get confusing at times, though. The book can ramble a little bit and switches back and forth between past and present a fair amount. It took a while before I could finally keep track of the main plotline and how everything fit together. So I'll mark off a star for that.

Otherwise, I thought this was a good read, and well worth the time I spent on it.

Dec 22, 2013
  • ladyoflorien rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What a book! Honored Breq aka One Esk aka Justice of Toren is a beautifully complex character and unique with a human body and the mind of an AI. A complex, fascinating, and superior science fiction novel that should be a must read on everyone's list.


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