Ancillary Justice (Large Print / Hardcover)
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This is book number 1 in the Imperial Radch series.
Ann Leckie’s series has the feel of some of the great science fiction novels written in the previous century. Genevieve Valentine, writing for NPR, wasn’t wrong when she said that this is “a space opera that skillfully handles both choruses and arias.” To take the metaphor a step further, Leckie is also a master of the crescendo—Ancillary Justice may start slowly, but it’s certainly worth it. The series follows Breq, the last AI “body” of a spacefaring warship. Forced to confront her own role in a burgeoning civil war, Breq sets herself a quest of redemption. It’s truly Breq’s restrained (repressed, some of her lieutenants might argue) narration that makes this series as fun as it is; with gender politics and space imperialism thrown in, this is a series to savor!— Ruby