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Book Review: Ancillary Mercy (Ann Leckie)

Review: Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
Orbit / #3 of 3, Imperial Radch

“The point is, there is not point. Choose your own.”

This review remains spoiler-free for all three books, apart from character mentions (so you’ll be aware of a couple of people who are still alive as of Ancillary Mercy).

As with Ancillary Justice, I’m struggling to write a review for Mercy that doesn’t for sound like incoherent gushing because I loved it so much. An example of how much: I picked it up today with the idea of flipping through to find a quote for the beginning of the review, and two hours later realized that I hadn’t moved and was halfway through rereading it. Most of this book is people just talking to each other, politicking and navigating personal relationships, and yet it is completely spellbinding and impossible to put down. Moments of suspense and action are combined with social commentary and a rich array of thematic material about how people (some of them AIs) negotiate sentience, decision-making, personhood, privilege, feelings, self-determination. And did I mention the protagonist being a singing spaceship?!? These books are amazing. Ann Leckie is amazing.

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Tough Traveling: Creative Cursing

It’s Thursday, so it’s Tough Traveling with Nathan at the Fantasy Review Barn, exploring various fantastical tropes!  Today’s topic: CREATIVE CURSING

New lands, new languages, new things to cuss out.  Nobody in fantayland cusses in quite the same way though; each world has its own way to yell at the world.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books coming out in the second half of 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish: be sure to check out all the other lists there.  Here are some of my most anticipated reads coming out in the rest of 2015:

ancillary mercysorceror to the crowndinosaur lords

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