Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, and British Science Fiction Award-winning novel Ancillary Justice, and its Locus Award-winning sequel Ancillary Sword. She has also published short stories in Subterranean Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Realms of Fantasy. Her story "Hesperia and Glory" was reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition edited by Rich Horton. Ann 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 investigates what it means to be human, to be an individual and to live in a civilized society."--Scientific American on Ancillary Sword "Breq's struggle for meaningful justice in a society designed to favor the strong is as engaging as ever. Readers new to the author will be enthralled, and those familiar with the first book will find that the faith it inspired has not been misplaced."--Publishers Weekly on Ancillary Sword "A magnificent capstone to this promising trilogy."--RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars) on Ancillary Mercy "Fans of space operas will feast on its richly textured, gorgeously rendered world-building."--Entertainment Weekly on Ancillary Sword "The sort of space opera audiences have been waiting for."--NPR Books on Ancillary Sword "No science-fiction series as descriptive of our current political and cultural moment or as insistent that we open our eyes to it."--Slate on Ancillary Mercy "This trilogy will stand as a classic of sf for the ages."--Library Journal on Ancillary Mercy "If you don't know the Ancillary series by now, you probably should. Ann Leckie's sociopolitical space opera almost singlehandedly breathed new cool into the stereotype of spaceships trundling through far-off systems amid laser battles. ... [Ancillary Mercy] earns the credit it's received: As a capstone to a series that shook genre expectations, as our closing installment of an immersively realized world, and as the poignant story of a ship that learned to sing."--NPR Books on Ancillary Mercy