By Ann Leckie
The sequel to Ancillary Justice, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, British technological know-how Fiction, Locus and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.
Breq is a soldier who was a warship. as soon as a weapon of conquest controlling hundreds of thousands of minds, now she has just a unmarried physique and serves the emperor.
With a brand new send and a difficult group, Breq is ordered to visit the one position within the galaxy she might a comply with cross: to Athoek Station to guard the kinfolk of a lieutenant she as soon as knew - a lieutenant she murdered in chilly blood.
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Gymnastics and black holes. That’s a combination I haven’t met before. ” “Practically. There are only a couple of other places like it in the world. What it means -- short form, again -- is, all Key West residents have the right, under law, to seal any and all records of their lives prior to taking up legal residence on Key West, unless they should happen to be convicted of a felony as a Key West resident. On Key West,” Rojas added quickly, before Konstantin could say anything. “Only then can any records dating from before the time they took up residence on Key West be opened.
Rojas made a small shrug. “It all had to do with privacy. That’s Key West’s key word, you might say. Every part of the island is privately owned, including the nature reserves. The reserves are subject to government inspection, but that’s limited strictly to determining compliance with government standards for nature reserves. ” “And who could expect anything less, really,” said Konstantin. “Well, not this strictly-by-the-book law enforcement officer,” replied Rojas with a half-smile. The resemblance to the arms dealer became even more striking.
But -- thank heaven -- not her billable time. Your tax dollars at work, brothers and sisters and netizens of every shade between and among. They all expected a lot for their money, too, just like they always had. Après VR, le deluge -- the complaints poured in until finally a portion of those precious tax dollars had had to be allocated for some administrative layers to filter real complaints from the chaff. Konstantin didn’t know anything about the chaff and didn’t want to. Meanwhile, her request for a full crew had remained in a special sort of limbo where it looked as if it were being acted on while its due date expired, requiring her to refile.