The Imperial Radch

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Ancillary Justice Summary

The record-breaking debut novel that won every major science fiction award in 2014, Ancillary Justice is the story of a warship trapped in a human body and her search for revenge. 

Ann Leckie is the first author to win the Arthur C. Clarke, the Nebula and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in the same year.

They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now.

The Radch are conquerors to be feared - resist and they'll turn you into a 'corpse soldier' - one of an army of dead prisoners animated by a warship's AI mind. Whole planets are conquered by their own people.  

The colossal warship called The Justice of Toren has been destroyed - but one ship-possessed soldier has escaped the devastation. Used to controlling thousands of hands, thousands of mouths, The Justice now has only two hands, and one mouth with which to tell her tale.  

But one fragile, human body might just be enough to take revenge against those who destroyed her.

The Imperial Radch trilogy begins with Ancillary Justice, continues in Ancillary Sword and concludes with Ancillary Mercy

Also available now: Provenance is a stunning standalone adventure set in the same world as Ancillary Justice.

©2013 Ann Leckie (P)2014 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Ancillary Justice

    • The Imperial Radch series, Book 1
    • By: Ann Leckie
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 697
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 652
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    The spectacular debut novel nominated for every major science fiction award in 2014, Ancillary Justice is the story of a warship trapped in a human body and her search for revenge. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Nebula Award, the British Science Fiction Association Award, a James Tiptree Jr. honour and a Kitschie. Currently shortlisted for the Hugo Awards. They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Stick with it

    • By C. R. Broadhead on 19-03-15

    Regular price: £17.99

  • Book 2

    • Ancillary Sword

    • The Imperial Radch series, Book 2
    • By: Ann Leckie
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 379

    Breq - the soldier who used to be a spaceship - is serving the emperor she swore to destroy. She's been given her own warship, her own crew, and ordered to the only place in the galaxy she would have agreed to go: to Athoek Station, to protect the family of the lieutenant she murdered in cold blood. Athoek was annexed by the Empire some 600 years ago, and by now everyone is fully 'civilised'. Or should be - but everything is not as tranquil as it appears.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Jane Austin in Space Returns

    • By Jasper on 16-07-15

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 3

    • Ancillary Mercy

    • By: Ann Leckie
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 330
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 330

    The stunning conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Ancillary Justice. For just a moment, things seem to be under control for the soldier known as Breq. Then a search of Atheok 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Please don't stop there

    • By Mr. S. Wallace-jones on 03-11-15

    Regular price: £19.99