Translation State

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5.5 X 8.1 X 1.3 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author
Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, and British Science Fiction Award winning novel Ancillary Justice. She has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land surveying crew, and a recording engineer. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
"Leckie's humane, emotionally intelligent, and deeply perceptive writing makes this tautly plotted adventure feel fundamentally true while also offering longtime fans a much anticipated glimpse into the Radch's most mysterious species. Readers will be thrilled."--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Another of Leckie's beautiful mergings of the political, philosophical, and personal."--Kirkus (Starred Review)
"Any SF reader who loves political skullduggery told through fascinating and empathetic characters will be captivated by Leckie's latest foray into the Imperial Radch in all its complexity and corruption. Highly recommended."--Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Leckie's ability to seamlessly weave in alternate conceptions of gender, identity, and alien experience remains as strong as ever, as does the propulsive and exciting tenor of her prose. An excellent addition to Leckie's already well-realized and often strange and exciting universe, this new novel is accessible, and essential, to new readers and old fans alike."--Booklist (Starred Review)
"I don't want to spoil anything, so will simply say that the plot always goes where it should but not always where you'd expect. Along the way, Leckie asks big questions about trauma, power, and secrets. She answers them, too....I'll put my marker down now that this book will be on most of the award slates at the end of the year. It'll be well-earned.Translation State shows off Leckie's skills masterfully."--Locus
"There are few who write science fiction like Ann Leckie can. There are few who ever could."--John Scalzi
"[Puts] the question of an individual's right to self-identification--both in terms of gender and species--at the heart of the narrative. . . .Daring, thoughtful novels like Translation State perform vital cultural work to open up new spaces so that we can all remove our disguises and shine like the princexes we were always meant to be."--Los Angeles Review of Books
"Once again, Leckie constructs an intricate science fiction backdrop, otherworldly yet comprehensible, and uses it to ground questions of family, selfhood, and fate. . . .Fans of philosophical science fiction will be enthralled."--Shelf Awareness
"If you loved the explorations of identity and society in the Ancillary novels, you'll enjoy this thoughtful and original look into what it means to belong."--Wall Street Journal
"Leckie's humane probe into power, identity, and communication is muscular and thought-provoking. This is an author at the height of her powers."--Publishers Weekly: Best of the Year
"In this book that's part space opera, part coming-of-age tale, part body horror delight, Ann Leckie explores themes of power, gender identity, family, destiny and AI through charming characters, dramatic diplomacy and nail-biting action."--NPR Books: Best of the Year
"[A] rich exploration of self-identification and personhood serve as a fantastic introduction to Leckie's world."--Polygon: Best of the Year