Review: Ancillary Justice

Ancillary Justice – Ann Leckie

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Breq was once a spaceship–specifically, she was the Justice of Toren, an interstellar voyager who could control hundreds of bodies, called “ancillaries,” at once.  These days, she’s a single person, one who loves music and carries the memories of a betrayal that happened twenty years ago.  Her slow, determined search for revenge is interrupted by the discovery of a person who once served on Justice of Toren, now drug-addled and stranded on a cold, distant planet.  Ann Leckie’s first novel is a thick, contemplative space opera that twines Breq’s past and present together in a thoroughly alien landscape.  Fans of Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness may find in Breq’s story satisfying parallels to Genly Ai’s journey across the planet Gethen.  A worthy addition to the world of space-faring stories.


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