Recommended Reads is a monthly feature in which the Skiffy and Fanty crew tell you about one thing they recently read that they think you might like too.
Here are their picks:
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie (Orbit Books: Oct. 2013)
To say that a lot of people are talking about this book is an understatement. Yet, the amount of buzz Leckie has received for Ancillary Justice, her debut novel, is deserved. This is the kind of military SF / space opera a lot of us have been waiting for. From the first pages, the novel tears down our comfortable notions of self and gender, pulls apart language to display its arbitrary construction in relation to culture, and shoves us right smack dab in the middle of a sprawling, reminiscent empire. It’s the kind of novel that my geek side can squee about without end…oh, hell, my academic side is doing that too. If you’re looking for [Read more…]