2014 Hugo and Nebula winner joins Phoenix Comicon


Hugo, Nebula, Locus, Clarke and BSFA Award winner Ann Leckie is coming to Phoenix Comicon.

Okay, permit me a bit of squee here.

Ann Leckie, author of the acclaimed “Imperial Radch” trilogy, is coming to Phoenix Comicon.

Leckie rocked the Sci-Fi/Fantasy world in 2014, winning the Hugo, Nebula, Clarke, BSFA and Locus awards with Ancillary Justice. The novel follows Breq, a sentient spaceship whose consciousness inhabits a human body, or ancillary, as she seeks revenge on the imperial leader who destroyed her ship and crew. An unusual premise for a space opera, made all the more intriguing because Leckie only uses female pronouns throughout the novel. She also manages to work her love of tea and shape-note singing into the novel.

ancillary mercy

The finale to Leckie’s “Imperial Radch” trilogy, Ancillary Mercy, comes out on Oct. 6

The follow-up, Ancillary Sword, came out to equal acclaim last October and has already garnered a Nebula nomination. The Hugo nominations will be announced in a couple weeks, but it is already a heavy favorite.

Seriously, if you haven’t read them, pick them up. Now.

The final entry in Leckie’s “Imperial Radch” trilogy, Ancillary Mercy, hits stores in October.

Now if only Phoenix Comicon announces Robert Jackson Bennett I’ll be happy.

— Michael Senft

About Michael Senft

I am a freelance writer and critic from Phoenix Arizona. I spent 10 years covering music, the arts and pop culture for the “Arizona Republic” before life circumstances took me away from newspaper. But I never lost my joy at writing. Or reading.
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