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Provenance by Ann Leckie

Provenance (edition 2017)

by Ann Leckie (Author)

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"Following her record-breaking debut trilogy, Ann Leckie, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke and Locus Awards, returns with an enthralling new novel of power, theft, privilege and birthright. A power-driven young woman has just one chance to secure the status she craves and regain priceless lost artifacts prized by her people. She must free their thief from a prison planet from which no one has ever returned. Ingray and her charge will return to her home world to find their planet in political turmoil, at the heart of an escalating intergalactic conflict. Together, they must make a new plan to salvage Ingray's future, her family, and her world, before they are lost to her for good"--… (more)
Authors:Ann Leckie (Author)
Info:Orbit (2017), Edition: First Edition, 448 pages
Collections:Read but unowned

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Provenance by Ann Leckie

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A science fiction space opera in the world of Imperial Radch about a woman's quest to save her home with theft, subterfuge, and politics. Overall, I would describe this as a space mystery novel. It is a fun read that keeps it simple and straightforward. It is nothing like previous books by Ann Leckie. The main character is interesting and flawed. The storyline is interesting with great writing. While set in the same universe as Ancillary, it has nothing to do with those books in both story or tone. ( )
  renbedell | Oct 28, 2019 |
Ann Leckie is a really good writer and the subtleties and suggestions that come through in her books provide everything that SF is about. Although couched in Space Opera terms the story is potentially limited within that classification. It is an exploration of different perspectives and how cultures might live and survive within a structure where any group could be overwhelmed at any moment by stronger and more powerful 'civilisations'. Very clever and thoughtful and deserves our attention. This is a fitting addition to the universe of the Imperial Radch. ( )
  johnm1958 | Aug 28, 2019 |
Crushed by the weight of its own political intrigue. I loved Leckie's work with pronouns but all the characters fell flat and the plot was barely a lot. ( )
  schufman | Jul 20, 2019 |
I had enjoyed this lighter adventure as much as the Ancillary trilogy. Ingray is a sweet, somewhat clueless con-woman trying to impress her powerful foster-mother. The coming of age hi-jinks bring her adventure, friendship, and a re-imagining of family ties against a high tech backdrop of space travel, alien ambassadors, and communications implants. ( )
  cindywho | May 27, 2019 |
If you don't like Leckie's work, from the outset, you probably will find this book slow and... well... maybe not particularly engaging. The writing style is very similar to her other works - and a lot of the "meaning" in the book is from the author's presumption of the non-static, or non-predetermined nature of gender.

I really like Leckie's style, so this book was enjoyable. (Her Ancillary series is even better, but very similar in tone and fundamental belief system). It is a character driven story, and doesn't have much action, but it is definitely not lecture-y. ( )
  crazybatcow | May 13, 2019 |
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