On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy. Now, an act of... show more
On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest.
Once, she was the Justice of Toren - a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire that conquered the galaxy.
Now, an act of treachery has ripped it all away, leaving her with one fragile human body, unanswered questions, and a burning desire for vengeance.
Publish date: 2013-10-01
Pages no: 396
Edition language: English
Series: Imperial Radch (#1)
This was a ride and a half and I did not expect it to be this good or turn out this serious. You know everything HAD to have gone to pot for the ship to end in one body, sure. I was ready for an action/adventure sci-fi romp, and in a way, it is that. What surprised me was how hard it goes into the...
One of the potential pleasures of SF is being dumped in an unfamiliar world and suffering "future shock" - the specifically science fictional equivalent of the bewilderment known to travellers as culture shock. It's fun; you have to figure out what things mean; how this society is organised; what th...
Some intelligent writing on a few relevant themes here, namely identity, gender, and civilization. It took me about 150 pages to get used to everyone being referred to as "she" regardless of gender, but by the end of the book it felt more natural. I love that the Radchaai are largely an androgynous ...
I have been getting yelled at to read this book for years. I tried, really, but I just could not get into this. I finally decided to throw in the white towel and call it a DNF. I was told that the book gets better, but I am not in the mood to suffer through trying to get to better. At 50 percent m...