Ancillary Justice, the first in Ann Lecke's new Imperial Radch series, is the best science fiction title I've read in years. Lecke's imagined universe is both vast and focused and her characters are unique but still believable. I can't wait for the next book in this series.
Ancillary Justice introduces us to the Radch, an interstellar empire that has seen better days. The far-reaching empire is beginning to crumble, with fragmentation occurring in surprising and fascinating ways throughout. While it is a bit convoluted in a few spots, Lecke's creative use of character and almost certainly unreliable narration make this one of the most original and entertaining works of science fiction I've read.
Ancillary Justice is a must read for science fiction readers. Its exciting plot and creative characters make it a fast-paced and very original story. I anxiously await the next installment in the series.
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