The record-breaking debut novel that won every major science fiction award in 2014, Ancillary Justice is the story of a warship trapped in a human body and her search for revenge.
Ann Leckie is the first author to win the Arthur C. Clarke, the Nebula and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in the same year.
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.
‘ENGAGING AND PROVOCATIVE’
‘UNEXPECTED, COMPELLING AND VERY COOL’
Independent on Sunday
‘THRILLING, MOVING AND AWE-INSPIRING’
‘UTTER PERFECTION, 10/10’
The Book Smugglers
‘ASTOUNDINGLY ASSURED AND GRACEFUL’
‘ESTABLISHES LECKIE AS AN HEIR TO BANKS’
The Imperial Radch trilogy begins with Ancillary Justice, continues in Ancillary Sword and concludes with Ancillary Mercy.
Also available now: Provenance is a stunning standalone adventure set in the same world as Ancillary Justice. NPR calls it ‘A fitting addition to the Ancillary world’.
A very good first book by Ann Leckie, there’s a LOT to take in, it’s obvious this isn’t a universe that she created on the fly, and if you read this, it will serve you well to take your time with it. I have some extremely minor complaints about the logistics of how an AI goes from one size to another, but I can overlook those for now.
it’s the first book in a trilogy and I’ve already started the second book.