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Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, Book 1) by Ann Leckie

By Ann Leckie

On a distant, icy planet, the soldier often called Breq is drawing towards finishing her quest.

Breq is either greater than she turns out and no more than she was once. Years in the past, she was once the Justice of Toren--a vast starship with a man-made intelligence linking hundreds of thousands of corpse squaddies within the carrier of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy.

An act of treachery has ripped all of it away, leaving her with just one fragile human physique. And just one purpose--to revenge herself on Anaander Mianaai, many-bodied, near-immortal Lord of the Radch.

From debut writer Ann Leckie, Ancillary Justice is a beautiful house opera that asks what it skill to be human in a universe guided through man made intelligence.

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An army? A virus, biological or software? He feared for his own safety and that of the ship. If he exposed himself without proper protection, he might be corrupted too. "I'm the disease," he remembered the big soldier saying in a lifter bay, waiting for a drop. " "You're so full of shit," Helwise had sneered. Imre had thought that he understood, although that understanding wasn't part of the recollection and sadly escaped him now. The tide of the past was strong. It had ebbed during his escape from the Jinc, with so many other issues to worry about along the way.

Ever-changing instrumentation and contact pads occupied a sweeping bank below the display, making a rainbow of flashing lights in still more bright colors. "Show me," he said. A window appeared in the display allowing him access to the raw data and various treatments of the same. Waveforms glided by, looping every half a minute or so. " ¦ The transmission was sharp-edged and painful on his ears. He winced, even at the same time as he recognized it. " He could barely believe it, but his memories left no room for doubt.

You told me to leave her alone. I didn't want to; she looked so helpless, so pathetic. Not remotely dead, as you had claimed. "The frags aren't really dead," you explained, looking a little calmer. "The links to the rest of their minds connecting have been cut somehow. " I got it then. That's why they were running around like chickens with their heads cut off. " I asked. We hurried forward to the nexus where I found you earlier. The Deodati didn't have a bridge per se, since the Forts were everywhere through the ship, but it could be run from a couple of key places.

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