By Ann Leckie

On a distant, icy planet, the soldier referred to as Breq is drawing towards finishing her quest.

Breq is either greater than she turns out and no more than she used to be. Years in the past, she used to be the Justice of Toren--a big starship with a man-made intelligence linking millions of corpse infantrymen within the provider of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy.

An act of treachery has ripped all of it away, leaving her with just one fragile human physique. And just one purpose--to revenge herself on Anaander Mianaai, many-bodied, near-immortal Lord of the Radch.

From debut writer Ann Leckie, Ancillary Justice is a beautiful area opera that asks what it potential to be human in a universe guided by way of man made intelligence.

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