Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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-written
  • have at least one character you care about
  • be well-plotted
  • have intelligent commentary
  • include some aliens who are really alien, or,
  • include some humans who are not quite human and
  • leave you with something really knotty to think about.

actually finding one happens about once a year, and it feels like a gift from the gods.

in this case it’s a gift from Ann Leckie, whom i desperately hope will be gracing us with another book soon.