Ancillary Justice

    • 4.2 • 537 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • $9.99

Publisher Description

Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, British Science Fiction, Locus and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.
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.

In the Ancillary world: 1. Ancillary Justice2. Ancillary Sword3. Ancillary Mercy

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2013
October 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
432
Pages
PUBLISHER
Orbit
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Bubba Bill Jones ,

Wonderful Book with a few Quirks

This is an engaging story about a troop carrying ship turned into one of its controlled soldiers out to answer questions and get revenge. The concept and imagination in the main character are sound and the unusual post-human setting is bizarre and far away somewhat reminiscent of the Culture. I did enjoy reading this story.

My one complaint is the insistence in using ‘she’ as an ungendered pronoun when a suitable pronoun could be taken from an existing language, or made up, or use the ubiquitous ‘it’. This gets more confusing when the characters start speaking in gendered language then switch back to ungendered. I understand it is used to flesh out the setting with a more feminine culture, but a lot of unnecessary confusion was added in the attempt.

YM Jeff ,

When is the book going to start

Books says I’ve read 20%. I don’t know what is going on, I don’t feel anything for any character, I’m not really even sure who each character is. There isn’t anyone to root for, there isn’t anyone to root against, and there is no one interesting enough to share a coke with.

Azzedine ,

Pronoun issues

The story is good but the pronoun issues are distracting. Having lived in Asia for a time I can sympathize with those whose languages don’t have he/she pronouns and are confused when dealing with English. This is a professional author so there is no excuse for switching genders and using “it”. When a gender was already assigned. The book attempts to use she as a default gender the way we use it or he but it’s not well done and distracts from the story. Even when the main character speaks in a language that has gender it’s not clear. At some points I just had to put the book down in frustration. I’ve read other books that do this with explanation and artistry and have no issue with it. I enjoyed the story enough to try one more book but that will be the limit of my patience. I would have a difficult time recommending this without a warning comment.

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