Tag Archive: Ann Leckie

May 08

Week 18: More effing awards – but seriously I love them – and two books I liked but didn’t love

Books Read The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan The Night Clocks by Paul Meloy The Reflection by Hugo Wilcken Currently Reading  In the Skin of a Monster by Kathryn Barker (1) This week my review of Tade Thompson’s award-winning and fantastic début novel, Making Wolf, was published on the Strange Horizons’ website.  Here’s a quote from my …

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Apr 30

Week 17: Don’t Look Away – it’s the HUGOOOOOS, oh and the Clarke Awards and a truly fantastic book

Books Read Into Everywhere by Paul McAuley The Shore by Sara Taylor Currently Reading  The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan (1) This week saw the announcement of the Hugo Award and Clarke Award nominees – one rinsing the taste of shit left by the other. As with 2015, Vox Day successfully took a massive crap all …

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Feb 22

The Nebula Award nominees for Best Novel have been announced…

Here are the seven finalists for best novel. (The full list of nominees can be found here). Raising Caine, Charles E. Gannon (Baen) The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK) Ancillary Mercy, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) The Grace of Kings, Ken Liu (Saga) Uprooted, Naomi Novik (Del Rey) Barsk: The Elephants’ …

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Jan 15

Week 2: Hilarious Hijinks in Space and Immanuel Kant

Books Read Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts Slade House by David Mitchell  Currently Reading (R)evolution by PJ Manney (1) This week saw the passing of David Bowie and Alan Rickman, both from cancer and both at the age of 69.  While we might despair, they leave behind enduring legacies.  …

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Jan 08

Week One: Interrupted 2015 Stats, Tonsilitis and Aurora

Book Read: Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson Currently Reading: Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie Rather than review each book I read – a task that was becoming increasingly difficult as my reading well outpaced my writing – this year I intend to blog weekly about my literary adventures. I’m not entirely sure what form these …

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Aug 21

So, who should have won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

Because you’ve forgotten, here were the nominees (with handy links to my reviews): Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) The Peripheral, William Gibson (Putnam; Viking UK) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu (Tor) Lock In, John Scalzi (Tor; Gollancz) Annihilation/Authority/Acceptance, Jeff VanderMeer (FSG Originals; Fourth Estate; HarperCollins Canada) The winner was Ancillary Sword.  I …

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Jun 28

And the best novel Locus Award winners are…

… for Best Science Fiction Novel – Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie For Best Fantasy Novel – The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison For Best Young Adult Book – Half a King by Joe Abercrombie For Best First Novel – The Memory Garden by Mary Rickert   The only category I’ve read in its entirety is Best Science Fiction novel, …

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Jun 22

Who Should Have Won the Nebula Awards’s Best Novel category…?

Here is a friendly reminder of who was nominated for the Best Novel category with links to my pithy reviews: The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison (Tor) Trial by Fire, Charles E. Gannon (Baen) Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US; Orbit UK) The Three-Body Problem, Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu (Tor) Coming Home, Jack McDevitt …

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May 27

Who Should Win The Hugo Award For Best Novel

As a reminder here are the nominees (you’ll note that they’re a little different to the nominees that were originally announced with Marko Kloos deciding to pull his novel for consideration.  More props to him). Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie (Orbit US/Orbit UK) The Dark Between the Stars, Kevin J. Anderson (Tor Books) The Goblin Emperor, …

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May 15

Book Review: Ancillary Sword by Ann Leckie

What’s It About Newly appointed Captain Breq – you may know her from the multi-award winning novel Ancillary Justice­ ­­– has been given a warship, the Mercy of Kalr, and ordered by Anaander Mianaai, Lord of the Radch – or at least the part of her personality that opposes expansion – to go forth and …

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