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Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316246620
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orbit - October 1st, 2013

The most important parts of any science fiction novel are the world it creates, and the possibilities of that world. A true master of the genre will show you things you'd never even considered. Ann Leckie's book redefined my entire view of what makes a person, and the importance of intentions. The main character is completely unique, a person who was once a spaceship, though 'person' is not a label she ever assigns herself. Her journey is all about changing the significance of the word 'I,' though revenge is a strong runner-up. Set in a future so far distant that humanity is barely recognizable, the world of Ancillary Justice is so well-realized that reading it felt like taking a vacation. Add in a healthy dose of political intrigue and a fascinating new take on artificial intelligence, and you get an award-winning and truly amazing novel.