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Strap into your flight seats, book clubbers, it’s time to blast off into Radch colonial space to visit Hwae! This session, we’re reading Ann Leckie’s Provenance (2017), a sci-fi tale of a politician’s daughter who tries to solve the mystery of stolen artifacts for personal gain by bringing an infamous thief out of cryogenesis to help her.

A power-driven young woman has just one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artifacts prized by her people. She must free their thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned.

Ingray and her charge will return to her home world to find their planet in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating interstellar conflict. Together, they must make a new plan to salvage Ingray’s future, her family, and her world, before they are lost to her for good.

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leckie_ancillarymercy_cover-520x780We tried this with discussion prompts this time!

This review contains MAJOR spoilers for Ancillary MercyAncillary Sword and Ancillary Justice.

Ancillary Mercy

For a moment, things seem to be under control for the soldier known as Breq. Then a search of Athoek Station’s slums turns up someone who shouldn’t exist – someone who might be an ancillary from a ship that’s been hiding beyond the empire’s reach for three thousand years.

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Leckie_AncillarySword_TP-220x333This review contains spoilers for Ancillary Sword and Ancillary Justice.

What if you once had thousands of bodies and near god-like technology at your disposal?

And what if all of it were ripped away?

 

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Leckie_AncillarySword_TP-220x333Hold on to your tea, Citizens, it’s time again to blast off into space with the second installment in Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch trilogy, Ancillary Sword!

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For all your Ancillary Justice feels: music, fan art, texts, and reviews. Contains some spoilers. (For a spoiler-free version, see the prior post.)

Curious, Citizen? Check out the first chapter on Orbit Books.

“And then I fell to pieces” by theyoungdoley (link) [Image of a consciousness made of several bodies, fracturing]

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