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Ancillary Justice On a remote icy planet the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest Once she was the Justice of Toren a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of

  • Title: Ancillary Justice
  • Author: Ann Leckie
  • ISBN: 9780316246620
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ancillary Justice By Ann Leckie, On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest Once, she was the Justice of Toren a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unansOn a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest Once, she was the Justice of Toren a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.

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    1. This book caught my eye mostly because it s been winning just about every award ever this year So I picked it up when I was on tour And as soon as I started it, I could see why it was getting such attention It s exceptionally well written I was almost immediately pulled in I should mention here, it s Science Fiction I don t review much sci fi these days because I mostly read fantasy For the most part, what s where my taste lies these days But that wasn t always the case When I was younger, I rea [...]

    2. Unexpected When I started this book I thought I was looking at a 3 to 4 star book Even by halfway I was still thinking 4 stars at the most But really, it was always going to be a five star book and it took me to the 80% mark to grudgingly acknowledge this deserves a five star I say grudgingly because this book is not my usual cup of tea Call me shallow and infantile but generally speaking, I like my space operas to have lots of space battles, lots of fighting battle scenes with a plethora of pew [...]

    3. Ann Leckie s series drops us right into a universe both familiar and terrifyingly different It may take you a while to understand what is going on, because many of your assumptions about point of view will be stripped away This is because the main character Breq is an ancillary a human body that has been slaved to the artificial intelligence of a giant spaceship, in this case Justice of Torren In the empire called the Radch, each spaceship is sentient, crewed by legions of ancillaries who are al [...]

    4. Most of my friends are married now and have 1 or 2 kids I like kids, but once in a while you meet one of those kids that everyone adores and that is very clever and friendly, but for some reason I simply don t get along with that particular kid Unfortunately, for me Ancillary Justice is that kid.In Ancillary Justice we re following 2 plot lines for most of the novel In the present storyline we follow Breq, the last physical manifestation of the ship Justice of Toren s complex AI In the Radch emp [...]

    5. I m almost wanting to give this five stars, because I LOVED it, but the first section of the book is very confusing in some ways by choice and I think that could put some people off so there you go 4 1 2 stars, ha This is a great sci fi adventure following a character who is not man nor woman, and don t even try to figure it out, that s the confusing part But the character is fomerly HUNDREDS of people, and a spaceship All at once Yeah, ok once you can wrap that around your head, it s SO GOOD th [...]

    6. Things I liked about ANCILLARY JUSTICE a list Everyone is she not everyone is actually she The protagonist is a SPACESHIP There is a scene where a space station is mad at the protagonist and the space station throws a tantrum and a spaceship who likes the protagonist is like, omg space station is such a jerk and it is super cute omg A spaceship with FEELINGS People are hostile and angry at each other but then they become friends and then they are super LOYAL AND DEVOTED The spaceships are basica [...]

    7. This really seems to be a case of a bandwagon gone insane I was looking forward to this book after seeing very high recommendations from a lot of high profile people Veronica Belmont, John Scalzi I think , Felicia Day, NPR books, I know I am forgetting and nearly every review here is five stars How could I not love this one Well, recently, I have discovered that I am really not fitting in with the mainstream I have had terrible luck lately with ridiculously popular books and Ancillary Justice i [...]

    8. NOTE I feel bad changing my rating and my review after so many people have liked this review, but one of the commenters below convinced me that the central arguments I made in my original 2 star review were invalid And, at risk of breaking the entire Internet, I decided to listen to a reasonable argument and evidence and consider changing my mind In addition, I decided to reread listen to, actually the book in preparation for reading the sequel Ancillary Sword as my due diligence as a 2015 Hugo [...]

    9. Standing on the shoulders of giants, author Anne Leckie has produced a mature, post modern sci fi gem.Coming out of the gates with her debut novel, but with a lifetime of science fiction knowledge building and percolating up to the top, Leckie hit a home run and, accurately, won the science fiction triple crown by grabbing the Hugo, the Nebula, and the Arthur C Clarke, as well as a host of other awards and nominations.So what s all the fuss about Linking influences from Ursula Le Guin, Frank He [...]

    10. I hope no one kills me because I know most of the people who read this really enjoyed it in the end This is another one of my unpopular opinions, so bear with me as I try to explain what went wrong, for me.Every time I pick up a sci fi novel, I always read the synopsis I like my sci fi brutal and heavy on battles and politics It s the mixture of both that made me really like the genre to begin with The premise of this novel didn t seem like it was going to offer no action at all till the end Anc [...]

    11. Before reading Ancillary Sword the 2nd book in the Imperial Radch Series , I decided to re read Ancillary Justice, a thoroughly compelling space opera and debut novel from Ann Leckie I enjoyed Leckie s depiction of One Esk whose story is told over three different time periods spanning a thousand years There are also different versions of One Esk, who is both the consciousness sentience of the Radchaai spaceship, Justice of Toren, and ancillary versions of this self These points of view take some [...]

    12. Chucked at 10% I should have known better How many times have I seen all those awards listed in a blurb and been suckered into trying a book I m just not doing it Maybe it gets better, but no I m not getting trapped into losing a couple of months of my life because I m determined to finish a China Mi ville Gene Wolfe type experience Maybe I m not smart enough to grasp this genre.Or likely, I just don t give a damn.

    13. OK, Ann Leckie owes my students an apology I picked this book up at Barnes Noble because I know Ann and wanted to help make sure she moved copies of the book early in its release, knowing full well that I don t have time to do any pleasure reading until the semester is over Well, I made the mistake of flipping it open, and now I m four days behind in my grading And it s all this book s fault.Ann Leckie has a real gift for clarity which I admire greatly This book should have been a muddled mess t [...]

    14. This was the best sci fi book I ve read in a long time It was one of those rare books that got the blend of ideas and story perfect It made you think but also engaged and entertained The premise of the story was a good one On a remote icy planet a lone individual is closing in on the tools that will finally give them a shot at the vengeance they have longed for for nearly two decades Any stranger would assume the women going by the name of Breq was ex military They would be right What they could [...]

    15. Never have I gone into a book with so much expectation to be utterly disappointed I think that if I hadn t seen all the rave reviews and up talk about the story and I went in unencumbered with expectation, it might have, maybe got a 3 star For being a bit different The concept and idea is sound, it has had potential Ship and her ancillaries soldiers, the political games and omnipotent tyrant But it all fell very flat for me I understand that part of the issue I have in the complete lack of emoti [...]

    16. What s the point Admittedly, science fiction isn t my favorite genre, but if you re looking for a novel with a concept that would be intriguing were it not the the novel s centerpiece, and completely unsupported by story well, this is your book.Ancillary Justice is barely than its concept The slim plot unfolds oh so slowly over over hundreds of pages, and the book ends just as the conflict is starting to heat up Characterization is no than actions and memories, and the concept itself, drummed [...]

    17. The pleasure I got from this far future tale from the perspective of an AI on a mission ripened over time One reader friend found it missed some spark in the characters or emotional engagement that muted his satisfaction But you have to expect an AI to fall short in endearing human characters Thus, the mind bender for me was in how far I was led to identify with the hero as a fellow self up to a noble effort in life s challenges In the line of sci fi that makes you question what it means to be h [...]

    18. you know, one shuffles up and down the stacks at the bookstore and hopes each time that the next sf book one reads will be well writtenhave at least one character you care aboutbe well plottedhave intelligent commentaryinclude some aliens who are really alien, or,include some humans who are not quite human andleave you with something really knotty to think abouttually finding one happens about once a year, and it feels like a gift from the gods this case it s a gift from Ann Leckie, whom i despe [...]

    19. I thought this had some really brilliant ideas that were cleverly executed It s fantastically well written, particularly for a debut novel It fell short of the five star mark for me because it just missed some element I can t quite put my finger on and I felt the ending didn t quite round off the way I would have liked it to The ancillary concept is really awesome It took a while to figure it out but I ve always preferred the style of world building that lets the world come to life around the pr [...]

    20. Fantasy Review BarnA book picked up purely on the hype, I would have skipped it otherwise The cover blurb sounds ridiculous, the main character used to be a ship What could that even mean But in came the early reviews They talked about many different things but seemed pretty unanimous in one aspect the book was praised everywhere I looked.But hype is a funny thing, and while it has often been enough to get me interested it just as often disappoints Was this going to be one of those books in whic [...]

    21. 3.5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum 201There are so many things I want to say about this debut novel by Ann Leckie, but first I just have to express my awe and admiration for some of the themes and concepts in this book I went into Ancillary Justice after having heard a lot of praise for its originality and imaginative ideas, and now that I ve finished it, I can only echo those sentiments.The book follows Breq, a soldier who is and, I suppose, also less than she seems An Ancillary , Br [...]

    22. DNF 34%Whoops, it s my first DNF of the year I WAS JUST SO BORED RTC Buddy Read with Courtney Nothing like starting the new year off with a little sci fi

    23. I feel it in my fingersI feel it in my toesImperial Radch is all around meAnd so the feeling growsIt s written on the windIt s everywhere I go, oh yes it isSo if you really love meCome on and let me finish the damn trilogy Silly, I know Ok, adding some seriousness here just in case you re still reading and expecting me to come to my senses This is a very good sci fi story, with very interesting ideas and if plot drags on you a little bit in the beginning because of all she her literally going on [...]

    24. Rating 3 of fiveThe Publisher Says On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest.Once, she was the Justice of Toren a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.I RECEIVED THIS BOOK FROM THE PUBLISHER AS [...]

    25. This Hugo Nebula Clarke combo winner just demands to be read I have been putting it off for a while on account of the price, new books cost on the year of publication and I m a skinflint However, this book is just so damn hard to ignore People keep going on about it in sf forums and now it is going to be a TV show How am I going to keep up with the sci fi Joneses if I don t read it Allow me to ramble on for another paragraph, I have a theory about sci fi books which are suitable for new sci fi [...]

    26. If I had a shelf for space operas I would not place this on that Everyone hails this as a groundbreaking and engrossing new space opera, but I have no idea why I suppose the final chapter fits within that genre, but the story itself is really just a revenge tale set in a couple of different spots within a galactic empire Space operas are romantic, dramatic, large scale, sometimes epic The stakes are high as can be Of course there are anti space operas, but this novel is not that, and no body cla [...]

    27. This was my third read of this book and I still love it Original review below.This book was not at all what I expected and I m really kind of glad about that I was expecting space battles and conquest and things like that What I got, to my absolute delight, was a character driven story about the surviving member of a multi body AI and her thirst for revenge Which was awesome The story flips back and forth between the present and the events that led up to the AI s current situation I thought the [...]

    28. A new favorite author It could be This is just exactly the kind of hard sci fi that I like it s got the right balance of compelling, believable characters, serious examination of both theoretical and relevant social issues, and plenty of pure action with spaceships and blaster guns, all in an original and fascinating universe.I am so glad that my book club decided to read this, because the initial description of the book I d read didn t capture my imagination at all Somehow, with the review s me [...]

    29. This one was very interesting My brain struggled to cope with the whole concept of ancillaries and when the main character was watching and being in numerous places at once I found I really had to concentrate And as for the last battle who was who and where Most of the time I did not even know which gender anyone was None of these things were bad though, just highly original and thought provoking I am most certainly up for the sequel.

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