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The story is well written, plot is interesting, and the characters are well developed.
I found the premise very interesting but the first half of the book was a slog to read as the author just starts throwing put characters and terms with no explanation.
The way Leckie imagined a very powerful Artificial Intelligence to mold a future society was also very well done.
This book is one seriously tedious read. If you love action, don't read this. If you love an exhausting examination of feelings between outwardly unemotional characters that are... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Lawraven22
Let's get the primary conceit of this book out of the way first. Anyone old enough to remember the Smurfs? Those lovable, identical little blue men? Read morePublished 2 days ago by J. Davis
Only got as far as the second chapter (twice) before giving up. Prosaic is the word. What slowed me was the first words of the second chapter: ' Nineteen years ... Read morePublished 3 days ago by StephenM
This was great; in part because it was unlike any other sci-fi I've read. The moral awareness of the artificial intelligence protagonist really drove the story in unique and... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Middle school teacher
What an amazing new universe Ann Leckie has created! So much to explore in future books. I can't wait!Published 6 days ago by Tom Enyeart
Overhyped...not sure why there is so much excitement about this book. can't wrap my head around the fact that it won Nebulla and Hugo awards... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Cynthia A. M. Greiner
I decided to grab this book based on a list of best scifi of 2013. I was not disappointed. The handling of the AIs and the ambiguity of gender really made my head spin but it was a... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Steve Roman
Good Storyline. An interesting attempt to make you feel the problem of gestalt living. The cultures are intriguing and you keep conscious to the fact than even an Empire a hundred... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Bruce 22