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  • Ancillary Justice
  • Ann Leckie
  • English
  • 15 July 2019
  • 9780316246620

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Ann Leckie ↠ 4 Free read characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Ann Leckie Read & Download Ancillary Justice 104 Rship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch the empire that conuered the galaxyNow a. 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 fightingbattle scenes with a plethora of pew pew and viscera with smoldering slag in the aftermath I like my protagonists to have a sense of self assured cool about them Instead of cool I got ethereal and still a bit of cool Instead of the hero that shoots from the hip while watching a multitude of alien heads go pop pop pop this protagonist sings WHA How does singing dancing Broadway wannabe beat scary but cool tough guy with big gun that makes pew pew noises Well for a start there s no dancing but importantly our protagonist is a spaceship AI Further not only does our protagonist inhabit a warship but it also inhabits thousands of corpse soldiers or ancillaries human bodies that are reanimated and incorporated into the single consciousness of the ship THATS FREAKING INSANE And when this machine intelligence thousands of years old sings through her multiple human voices everybody listens That s the ethereal part and it s pretty cool as well That s not to say there is no violence but Leckie uses it sparingly and though it may not be as gratuitous and visceral as I generally like it really didn t need to be When Ann Leckie does violence she times it for maximum punch and impactLeckie also does a good job of communicating what a multi bodied intelligence would feel like from a first person perspective The story is told from the POV of the ship Justice of Toren mostly from the perspective of her human bodies So you have a first person POV that is not limited to a single perspective and often does the job of an omniscient perspective and in a single coherent passage we can get multiple conversations and activity through bodies that are separated by distance all alongside the perspective of an intelligent warship operating and monitoring from orbit We also get those instances where one body will be doing something from the first person POV while a separate body is watching from a distance also still within the same first person POVThe other mind bending concept in this book is that the Radchaai the culture our ship AI belongs to don t emphasize gender and they use gender neutral pronouns Leckie opted to use She as the English proxy for the Radchaai gender neutral pronoun so as a conseuence the protagonist s narrative voice always uses she regardless of whether referring to male or female Also the ship AI has trouble identifying gender and is constantly misgendering characters who are non Radchaai and often uses the wrong pronoun still usually she until corrected This left me with a few Oh moments when discovering characters I thought were female were actually male There are still some characters in the book that I m not sure about not that it matters But I found that fun rather than confusing I also like how Leckie gradually opens up what turns out to be a complex universe with complex cultures and concepts without info dump or spoon feeding This means there is a little disorientation at the beginning but the process of discovery as the book progresses makes it all worthwhile and very cool Plenty of Aha momentsMind spinning concepts aside this is very much a space opera set in a universe which features galaxy spanning Empires in a Universe where Earth is long lost to memory The story was interesting the pacing perfect and the concepts were well executed with plenty of meat for contemplating the nature of consciousness freewill and what it means to be humanThis is the first book in what is to be a series It can be read standalone but it has definitely wet my appetite for the next installment All of my various segments with one mind and voice rate this5 stars

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Ann Leckie ↠ 4 Free read characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Ann Leckie Read & Download Ancillary Justice 104 N act of treachery has ripped it all away leaving her with one fragile human body unanswered uestions and a burning desire for vengeance. 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 basically like dragons in Pern only they are spaceships Protagonist is one of those super stoic characters who have a lot of feelings but refuse to admit it I love that kind of character Semi soul bonded spaceships It s about an evil empire that s trying to stop being uite so evil it is told from the POV of someone from the evil empire but you get a lot about the perspectives of the people and places that have been invaded and colonised by the evil empire The different cultures in the book are well fleshed out and feel like different cultures I particularly liked the evil empire religion though I didn t get the sartorial conventions gloves It is structured so that alternating chapters recount two storylines one about a mystery that happened in the past and one about the mystery of what is happening in the future and I like stories that have a mystery at each end of the stick STOIC SPACESHIPS WHO SING SONGS

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Ann Leckie ↠ 4 Free read characters ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Ann Leckie Read & Download Ancillary Justice 104 On a remote icy planet the soldier known as Bre is drawing closer to completing her uestOnce she was the Justice of Toren a colossal sta. 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 Bre 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 all connected to the same central mind Because of this Bre can be in a thousand places at once watching events unfold all across the surface of a planet wherever her soldiers are stationed or on the ship orbiting aboveWhere do ancillaries come from The Radch is a military empire It exists by annexing other star systems and enslaving huge swaths of the native population putting them in cryogenic storage until those bodies are needed their old minds wiped away and reprogrammed as part of a ship s AI If that sounds horrifying it is but Bre knows no other life until a terrible event separates her from her mothership which is destroyed in hyperspace leaving Bre alone the last remnant of Justice of Torren An ancillary is not considered to be human but now Bre must find her way through space hiding and pretending until she can find a way to discover the truth about how her ship was destroyed and take revenge on the person she blames who happens to be the leader of the empireThere are three books in the Radch series and I read them all one after the other Once you are sucked into this world you don t want to leave Another really cool thing about the world which Leckie creates the Radch do not pay attention to gender Gender exists but their language does not even include words for he or she Because of this all characters are labeled she and you can t really be sure nor does it really matter what gender they are Bre struggles whenever she is in another non Radch culture since she has to look for subtle clues and remember not to insult males by calling them female and vice versa I just loved this I found the second two books a bit slow moving than the first but that was okay By that time the story was a drama I cared about and the Radch are all about taking time observing propriety and having tea You have to accept them on their own terms at their own pace If you are looking for a brave and terrifying new world to immerse yourself in definitely give this series a go