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Country  United States
Publisher  Orbit Books
ISBN  978-0-356-50242-7
Author  Ann Leckie
Genre  Science Fiction
4.2/5 Goodreads

Language  English
Publication date  6 October 2015
Originally published  6 October 2015
Preceded by  Ancillary Sword
Cover artist  John Harris
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Media type  Print (paperback) Ebook Audiobook
Nominations  Hugo Award for Best Novel, Nebula Award for Best Novel, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Science Fiction
Similar  Ann Leckie books, Science Fiction books

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Ancillary Mercy is a science fiction novel by the American writer Ann Leckie, published in October 2015. It is the final novel in Leckie's "Imperial Radch" space opera trilogy, which began with Ancillary Justice (2013) and was followed by Ancillary Sword (2014).

Contents

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Synopsis

While searching Athoek Station's slums, Fleet Captain Breq finds someone who appears to be an ancillary from a ship that has been hiding beyond the Radch's reach for three thousand years. Meanwhile, Translator Zeiat, a messenger from the alien and mysterious Presger empire arrives, as does Breq's enemy, the reactionary faction of the divided Anaander Mianaai – ruler of an empire at war with herself.

Anaander captures Athoek Station and executes members of its governing body on a live newsfeed. After this incident, Breq forges an alliance with the AI in charge of Athoek Station and begins work to disable Anaander's ships and render Station and other AIs immune to her overrides. She returns to Athoek Station and confronts Anaander with the aid of Zeiat. During the confrontation, she claims that AIs are independent, autonomous, and sentient species distinct from humanity, and thus protected by the terms of humanity's treaty with the Presger. Unwilling to risk violating the treaty, Anaander is forced to retreat.

Reception

Kirkus Reviews says the novel "Wraps up the story arc with plenty of room to tell many more tales in this universe. Let's hope Leckie does." The reviewer appreciated how the novel shows that a small group of people can affect a galaxy-spanning empire, and the delivery of the message was deft and meaningful.

Awards

Ancillary Mercy received the 2016 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. It was also nominated for the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

References

Ancillary Mercy Wikipedia


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