Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)

Ann Leckie


Reviewed: 2019-01-12
Reviewed: 2017-01-04

When you read the synopsis for this book, you might not get it and wonder why this book would be worth reading. Trust me, it is. Its completely unique, and the protaganist as a spaceship somehow works great as a book. It's smartly written, creative and unique. it's won awards. read it.

Reviewed: 2016-12-15
I started this novel from kind of an odd place. I'd seen the awards buzz surrounding it, and noted that some people were breathlessly talking about Leckie's use of "she" as the default pronoun as if it were some AMAZING original idea. No, I thought to myself, that was Samuel R. Delany in "Stars in my Pockets like Grains of Sand", what type of SF fans are these?

When I started reading it, I found myself surprised by the sheer energy in Leckie's writing. While the novel lags a tad in the middle, it is a stunningly assured book which explores the question identity in a universe containing multi-bodied minds from a different and, at times, startling perspective.

Loved it, loved everything about it, can't wait for the next one.
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