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Ann Leckie

Autor/a de Ancillary Justice

28+ obres 15,009 Membres 902 Ressenyes 50 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Ann Leckie was born in Toledo, Ohio on March 2, 1966. She attended Clarion West Writers Workshop and studied under Octavia Butler. Her debut novel Ancillary Justice won several awards, 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novel, Nebula Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the 2013 BSFA Award. Her next book mostra'n més was Ancillary Sword. It won the 2014 BSFA Award for Best Novel and the 2015 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Ancillary Mercy is the third book the Imperial Radch trilogy. Her short stories include Hesperia and Glory, Marsh Gods, The God of Au, The Endangered Camp, The Unknown God, Beloved of the Sun, and Maiden, Mother, Crone. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Ann Leckie

Ancillary Justice (2013) 5,880 exemplars
Ancillary Sword (2014) 2,934 exemplars
Ancillary Mercy (2015) 2,486 exemplars
The Raven Tower (2019) 1,471 exemplars
Provenance (2017) 1,453 exemplars
Translation State (2023) 435 exemplars
Night's Slow Poison (2012) 98 exemplars
She Commands Me and I Obey (2014) 80 exemplars
The Long Game (2023) 66 exemplars
The Imperial Radch Trilogy (2016) 52 exemplars
Hesperia and Glory (2006) 5 exemplars
Marsh Gods 5 exemplars
Bury The Dead 4 exemplars

Obres associades

The Book of Dragons: An Anthology (2020) — Col·laborador — 212 exemplars
Future Visions: Original Science Fiction Inspired by Microsoft (2015) — Col·laborador — 190 exemplars
The Mythic Dream (2019) — Col·laborador — 167 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Third Annual Collection (2016) — Col·laborador — 155 exemplars
Galactic Empires (2017) — Col·laborador — 118 exemplars
Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition (2007) — Col·laborador — 109 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 1 (2016) — Col·laborador — 100 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2010 Edition (2010) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
In the Stacks (2010) — Narrador, algunes edicions74 exemplars
Clockwork Phoenix 2: More Tales of Beauty and Strangeness (2009) — Col·laborador — 70 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2009 Edition (2010) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
Mythic Journeys: Retold Myths and Legends (2019) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction of the Year: Volume 5 (2020) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
Uncanny Magazine Issue 2: January/February 2015 (2015) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Volume Ten (2016) — Col·laborador — 50 exemplars
Nebula Awards Showcase 2015 (2015) — Col·laborador — 50 exemplars
A Field Guide to Surreal Botany (2008) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars
Nebula Awards Showcase 2017 (2017) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 57 • February 2015 (2015) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
Uncanny Magazine Issue 14: January/February 2017 (2017) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
Subterranean Magazine, Issue #4 (Spring 2006) (2006) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 56 • January 2015 (2014) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Honest Man {short story} — Narrador, algunes edicions3 exemplars
Forever Magazine Issue 2 (2015) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
The Way Before {short story} (2008) — Narrador — 2 exemplars

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Gender roles in Ann Leckie's Imperial Radch a Science Fiction Fans (desembre 2016)

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Another intriguing work from Leckie. This is a standalone set in the Radach universe a little bit after the conclusion to the sword trilogy.

As is common with her work, pronouns are somewhat optional and can be confusing. By default the Radach refer to everyone as she, whereas the other political factions have other conventions which are not fully explained - but it was generally very clear who was being referred to. We follow two humans and one of the Preseger's 'Translators' who are intermediaries between the alien and humankind. Enae is the grand-daughter of a prestigious family, but when they fall on hard times she is sent off on a 'errand' into local space. Being of dedicated personality she takes it more seriously than expected and soon meets Reet. He is an orphan adopted into a loving family of an oppressed underclass and have never quite felt he has fitted into any of the social circles he moves in. Interspersed with these two stories, we have the very weird Qven, who is growing up and learning the boundaries of 'acceptable' behaviour which doesn't include eating anyone. Somewhere half-way through the plot Reet is deemed to be potentially Preseger, and abruptly rushed to the Radach Central facility. Enae and his family pursue with lawyers in tow, and Reet meets Qven.

It is weird, and in places weirder than Ancillary Sword. The AI do feature, as do the other aliens. It is also slightly gruesome as the Preseger have a very odd way of replicating and interacting with other species. Well worth reading though.
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reading_fox | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Mar 2, 2024 |
I didn't like this as much as Leckie's other books, but that's too high a bar because those include some of my favorite books of all time. I was extremely interested and invested and I had a great time reading this and learning more about Presger Translators. Really Alien Aliens for the win, as always, especially when the Really Alien Aliens are based on human genetic code and then more or less raised by wolves.

I think Leckie has read Murderbot, lol.

The ethics of armed resistance and the [mal]adaptive ways of embracing your ethnic identity stuff is never not relevant, but hoooooeee that gave me a lot of feelings as a human living on Earth and reading this novel in November-December 2023.… (més)
 
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caedocyon | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Feb 13, 2024 |
An intriguing expansion of the universe established in earlier books, this focuses on the mysterious Presger Translators, whose psychology and biology are in an uncanny valley of human/alien that humans find rather horrifying. The character of Qven is soon revealed to be a young potential Translator (if things go well), and some of these early scenes have a serial killer and body horror creepiness to them that I found intriguing. This drops away as the book progresses, but an emotional story about finding acceptance and a place in the world takes its place in a rewarding way. If there is one criticism I would make, it's that a certain "cozy" vibe eventually takes hold that lowers the dramatic stakes, but I really enjoyed this book and its focus on freedom and self-determination. And it was great to see some fun characters from previous books reappear. I love Sphene!… (més)
 
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therem | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Feb 11, 2024 |
 
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sashery | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Jan 29, 2024 |

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Membres
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ISBN
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Preferit
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