Oh my gosh I am so behind on everything with blogging and internet and books! So sorry about the delay, y’all.
April’s book for #SFFWomen book club is Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie! It’s a scifi novel that’s picked up tons of awards, including (deep breath) Hugo Award for Best Novel (2014), Nebula Award for Best Novel (2013), Locus Award for Best First Novel (2014), Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Novel (2014), British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel (2013), Philip K. Dick Award Nominee (2013), John W. Campbell Memorial Award Nominee (2014), James Tiptree Jr. Award Nominee (2013), The Kitschies for Golden Tentacle (Debut) (2013).
It’s also gotten lots of buzz online for having a diverse cast and because the protag comes from a culture where they don’t have the same sort of gender identity as we Earthlings do. Everyone gets called “she,” basically. I’m so excited! Especially after reading Renay’s review about it.
Here’s what it’s about:
On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest.
Once, she was the Justice of Toren – a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy.
Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.
The blog discussion will go up Friday April 24th and the Twitter discussion will have to be moved to MONDAY April 27th, as I will be out of town on the Sunday we’d usually have it.1 Btw, Saturday April 25th is the 24 Hour Readathon— I encourage all y’all to sign up for it as it’s a lot of fun!
- weekend vacation, woohoo! ↩