Craven is one of the daughters of our store owners. She's often found here on school breaks, working at the counter, or bravely volunteering when we need some assistance with a costume character event.
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.