Ancillary Sword is the second book in the Imperial Radch series, an intergalactic saga featuring an imperialist, AI-controlled empire and a genderless society by way of words. The human and ancillary citizens aren’t biologically genderless, but do not use male identifiers. Everyone is “she”, “her”, “sister”, and “mother” as customary in the controlling Radch empire….
Ancillary Justice is one of those high science-fiction reads that screams: how can you NOT read me? It won the Nebula in 2013, the Hugo in 2014, and a Locus award in 2014 (complete trifecta) – and the list of awards and nominations goes on and on. That’s quite the impressive feat for a first-time novelist….