Provenance

Provenance

by Ann Leckie

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ISBN-13: 9780316388672
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 09/26/2017
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 682,928
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

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.

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Provenance (Signed Book) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a sci-fi book. Instead I got a story with aliens and human sects with no real description or depth. I guess the geck are aquatic and there is some kind of third gender for humans called a neman. What a joke. This book is weak on description and the protagonist cries all the time. Read Artemis, it's much better.
Midwesterner More than 1 year ago
Perhaps aiming more at a younger / teen audience, this was a much easier read than the Ancillary series by this same author, Ann Leckie. Enjoyable coming-of-age story line, with ingenious problem-solving by the main character. Budding romance seem contrived - I wonder whether it was initially written as just great friends and the "romance" added later.
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BenT-Gaidin More than 1 year ago
I expected Provenance to be excellent, coming off of Leckie's Ancillary trilogy. What I was surprised by was also how gentle it was; this is a universe where horrible things can happen, and the novel doesn't let us forget that, or pretend they don't matter when they happen to someone else, but the characters it focuses on (and the stories it tells) are the ones who see someone hurting and go out of their way to be kind, supportive, and understanding. It's also, as the title suggests, a novel about identity -- how we form it, why it matters, and what _about_ it matters. For everyone, the question is: who are they, if not who other people tell them to be? And this is why I call it gentle, because of how warmly the story treats them, even in the midst of all the political intrigue, the murder and invasion, the inter-family crisis of succession that drives the plot; it is a story that always wants them to be happy, on their own terms.