Ancillary Sword is the hotly anticipated sequel to the science fiction debut that everybody's talking about. Ancillary Justice won every major science fiction award in 2014, making Ann Leckie the first and only writer to win all three of the genre's most prestigious awards in the same year: the Hugo, the Arthur C. Clarke and the Nebula Award. Ancillary Sword is currently short
Ancillary Sword is the sequel to Ancillary Justice, the debut novel which won every major science fiction award in 2014 and the only novel to have won the Hugo, the Nebula and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Ancillary Sword is currently shortlisted for this year's Nebula and BSFA Awards.
Breq is a soldier who used to be a warship. Once a weapon of conquest controlling thousands of minds, now she only has a single body and serves the emperor she swore to destroy.
Given a new ship and a troublesome crew, Breq is ordered to the only place in the galaxy she will agree to go: to Athoek station, to protect the family of a lieutenant she once knew - a lieutenant she murdered in cold blood.
Praise for Ancillary Justice:
'ENGAGING AND PROVOCATIVE'
'UNEXPECTED, COMPELLING AND VERY COOL'
Independent on Sunday
'THRILLING, MOVING AND AWE-INSPIRING'
The Book Smugglers
'ASTOUNDINGLY ASSURED AND GRACEFUL'
'ESTABLISHES LECKIE AS AN HEIR TO BANKS'
A fast-paced, moving and intellectually satisfying story of love and vengeance . . . It's by turns thrilling, moving and awe-inspiring
A sharply written space opera . . . A gripping read
A novel that will thrill you like the page-turner it is, but stick with you for a long time afterward
Establishes Leckie as an heir to Banks and Cherryh
Leckie proves she's no mere flash in the pan with this follow-up to her multiple-award-winning debut space opera, Ancillary Justice - Kirkus Reviews
Ancillary Justice is utterly memorable, utterly distinct, and utterly original . . . 10/10
The record-breaking winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke and British Science Fiction Association Awards for her debut novel, Ann Leckie lives in St Louis, Missouri, with her husband, children and cats. You can find her website at www.annleckie.com or chat to her on Twitter at @Ann_Leckie.