I am always watching for excellent science fiction. Â I also have a particular interest in science fiction written by women, probably because that’s what I do. Â This year, I noticed that Anne Leckie had Â a Nebula nomination for her debut novel, Ancillary Justice.
Perhaps because it is a brand-new set of worlds, it was a pleasant but slow entrance. Â By about half-way through I found myself glued to my kindle, my first cup of morning coffee growing cold in my hand as I flipped pages quickly.
I ended up really quite impressed. Â It is a smart novel, full of very convincing world building and a fresh culture that is quite believable. Â It’s also quite well-paced and hard-hitting, full of twists and surprises and with a fabulous viewpoint character.
I’m looking forward to reading more work by Anne in the future.