Ancillary Justice

Ancillary Justice

Paperback Published on: 01/10/2013
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Ancillary Justice
A fresh new genre breaker!
What can I say to further the praise of this multi award winning début novel? Admittedly it was a hard book to get into at first but once you get past the... READ MORE
Danni at Oxford
Ancillary Justice
Original and smart sci-fi with a gripping story.
I love sci-fi that is crammed with interesting ideas, that views the genre (and life in general) from fresh directions and that has characters with depth a... READ MORE
Peter Chalker at Waterstones Bedford


The record-breaking debut novel that won every major science fiction award in 2014, Ancillary Justice is the story of a warship trapped in a human body and her search for revenge. Ann Leckie is the first author to win the Arthur C. Clarke, the Nebula and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in the same year. They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now. The Radch are conquerors to be feared - resist and they'll turn you into a 'corpse soldier' - one of an army of dead prisoners animated by a warship's AI mind. Whole planets are conquered by their own people. The colossal warship called The Justice of Toren has been destroyed - but one ship-possessed soldier has escaped the devastation. Used to controlling thousands of hands, thousands of mouths, The Justice now has only two hands, and one mouth with which to tell her tale. But one fragile, human body might just be enough to take revenge against those who destroyed her. 'ENGAGING AND PROVOCATIVE' SFX Magazine 'UNEXPECTED, COMPELLING AND VERY COOL' John Scalzi 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED' Independent on Sunday 'MIND-BLOWING' 'THRILLING, MOVING AND AWE-INSPIRING' Guardian 'UTTER PERFECTION, 10/10' The Book Smugglers 'ASTOUNDINGLY ASSURED AND GRACEFUL' Strange Horizons 'ESTABLISHES LECKIE AS AN HEIR TO BANKS' Elizabeth Bear The Imperial Radch trilogy begins with Ancillary Justice, continues in Ancillary Sword and concludes with Ancillary Mercy. Also available now: Provenance is a stunning standalone adventure set in the same world as Ancillary Justice. NPR calls it 'A fitting addition to the Ancillary world'.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780356502403
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 294g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 32 mm

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Ancillary Justice
An artificial intelligence looks for revenge
If you read science fiction and haven't heard of this book yet, I'm not sure where you've been. I only dip an occasional toe into the SF side of SFF but I'... READ MORE
Ailsa F
Ancillary Justice
All talk and empty promises
This is going to be an unpopular review but here are my honest, quickfire thoughts on Ancillary Justice. The book: All talk and empty promises. A convolut... READ MORE
Rob S
Ancillary Justice
Took me a little while to get into it but once the reasoning for the two narratives became clear I was gripped. Fantastic concept and excellently executed.
Ancillary Justice
deserving of the awards and praise
It’s just so good, I could write paragraphs on why but you just need to read it and find out if it’s for you. worth sticking with, it’s the only book to wi... READ MORE
Finlay Williams