Questions tagged [ancillary-justice]

For question about the 2013 science-fiction novel "Ancillary Justice", by Ann Leckie. It is the first book in the "Imperial Radch" trilogy. Always use in conjunction with the [imperial-radch] tag.

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Why is Breq confident that Lieutenant Skaaiat will not recognize her?

On her arrival at Omaugh Palace, Breq says It was impossible that Lieutenant Skaaiat would recognize me which also appears to be true of Daos Ceit (the former flower-bearer). That makes sense if ...
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What is the difference between a Justice, a Sword and a Mercy? [duplicate]

In the Imperial Radch series by Ann Leckie, what is the difference between a Justice, Sword, and Mercy? I have a feeling it has to do with size or rank, but I am not sure. Please no spoilers, I have ...
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Why is the distance that shots fired by the (Presger) Garseddai gun can penetrate through an object 1.11 metres?

In the Imperial Radch trilogy of novels, the protagonist Breq Mianaai is in possession of a powerful weapon created by the alien Presger. The weapon is a relic from the failed resistance of Garsedd (...
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Is everyone really female in Ancillary Justice or is the ancillary just unable to tell?

In the book Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie most characters are indicated as female with the pronouns selected. There's some discussion about the main character being able to identify the sex because ...