Ancilliary Justice

Review of the book Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie.
2016-06-07 – ⁠2022-09-11 finished
⁠certainty: log ⁠importance: 1Source published on: 2013

What if an entity whose consciousness spans thousands of bodies suddenly gets restricted to a single body? And what if we lived in a world with only one gender?

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie is a sci-fi story about spaceships, AIs, colonization and the moral struggle between doing what you know is right and face death or follow unjust orders. The story felt more like sitting on the Assembly of Ancient Greece than an adventure because of so much philosophical dialogue but I found the exercise of imagining myself owning multiple bodies very interesting.

If you are going to do something crazy, save it for when it will make a difference.