Book Review: Provenance by Ann Leckie
“A hatchling that thinks only of its our survival makes an untrustworthy adult.”
Leckie hasn’t lost her touch with engaging characters and plot, but she seems to have lost her way in a jungle of obscure personal pronouns (after demonstrating she could navigate that jungle in previous works) and gratuitous, pasted-on romances.
“To know your past is to know who you are.”
Set in the same galaxy as The Ancillary novels, Provenance explores life in minor republics outside the grasp of the Radch. Leckie’s development of vestiges as a cultural artifact is genius. (In another age, it might have Continue reading