Ancillary Justice!

Ancillary Justice is out today! It is available wherever fine books are sold! In the US you can go for local to you, local to me, or Amazon or Barnes and Noble if that’s how you roll.

If you’re in the UK, you can get the book at Waterstones, or Amazon UK.

I have received one complaint about the fact that the ebook is only available with DRM. I suspect it won’t be the last. And to be entirely honest, I sympathize. But I have no control over that. There’s really no point in telling me you won’t buy the book as long as the ebook is DRMed, because I can’t do anything about it. I do, however, understand such a position and why someone would take it. I would be happy to see DRM gone, myself.

So. Ancillary Justice is officially out and people can read it! Worldcat tells me it’s already at some libraries. (I love you, Worldcat! I love you, libraries!)

I have a guest post over at the Book Smugglers, on Influences and Inspirations. Regular readers of this blog will probably not be surprised at what influences I mention. They’re also giving away a copy!

There will be a few more guest posts here and there as time goes by.

And there are reviews. This morning the October issue of Locus was delivered to my inbox (I love you, Locus esubcription!) and, it turned out, there’s a very nice review inside. And there have been others!

io9 seems to like it.

SFX liked it too! They get extra points for being the first reviewer to note the influence of C.J. Cherryh.

Lots of people have been tweeting nice things!

Staffers Book Review, Pornokitsch, Jen Phalian, Paul Weimer (for Skiffy and Fanty), The Bibliosanctum…I could go on. In short, there are lots of good reviews. This could be a much longer paragraph.

And I am gobsmacked. You guys, this is amazing. I mean, I believe this is a good book. I’d never have sent it out otherwise. But to see so many other people enjoy it, too, is really fabulous and strange and wonderful and terrifying all at the same time.

9 thoughts on “Ancillary Justice!

  1. confluence says:

    I was also disappointed to see that there is no DRM-free ebook — had there been one, I would have bought it like a shot. This doesn’t mean that I’m not going to buy the book, just that I will buy a paper copy, like in the olden times. 😉

    I know that this decision has nothing to do with you, so I don’t mean to be complaining at you — but I do think it’s important for this issue to be visible, so that people who *do* make this decision are made aware that it may be costing them sales.

    I look forward to reading the book soon, even if it’s not as soon as I would like.

    1. Ann says:

      Yeah, actually I agree completely. I was really glad when Tor went DRM-free. I’m hoping the other big publishers will follow suit, but I’m afraid it will be an uphill battle with some of them.

      I do think it’s important to make it visible to the publishers–because they’re the ones who’ll make the change. (I’m hoping!)

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    Wilson says:

    Don’t forget your Big Idea profile on Scalzi’s Whatever.

    1. Ann says:

      You’re quite right! It wasn’t posted when I wrote this blog entry, but I’ll link to it today. 🙂

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    Mike says:

    Really enjoyed the “Inspirations & Influences” piece. Left Hand of Darkness is a top 5 for me (along with her other masterpiece, The Dispossessed) and the fact that it influenced you so much makes me even more excited to read yours!

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    Cliff Winnig says:

    I started the book last night and read more during lunch today, and I just wanted to say that so far I’m really loving it! I’m a fan of new space opera in general, but even in that context you’ve got a really interesting setting here, a great PoV character, and a page-turner plot-wise.

  5. Brian says:

    A friend of mine mentioned reading Ancillary Justice after seeing your Big Idea post on Whatever, causing me to grab the Kindle sample from Amazon, and hit the BUY NOW button at the end.

    A very enjoyable read. I loved the rather unique point of view of Breq/JoT. I’m definitely looking forward to more in this series and seeing where everything goes from here.

  6. Robin Babb says:

    After reading a few rave reviews, I just ordered the book. I haven’t been this excited about a work of science fiction in years.

    Congrats on all the press!

  7. Lydia Moed says:

    In the UK, you can also get it at various branches of Foyles Bookshop in London (especially the one where I work, because I’m making it one of my staff Christmas Picks and recommending it to everyone I know!). Or through, the UK version of IndieBound. Thanks for such a great read – I’m already looking forward to the next one!

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