Ancillary Mercy is out!

It’s Book Day! Ancillary Mercy should have downloaded to your device by now, if you pre-ordered the ebook, and bookstores should have the paper version on their shelves.

This post is visible due to the magic of WordPress scheduling–I myself am not home right now. I’m in Seattle! If you are too, you could come to University Temple United Methodist Church The Sanctuary, 1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle, WA at 7pm to meet me, and also Greg Bear, who has a book coming out today too–Killing Titan.

Actually, quite a few people have books out today. Ferrett Steinmetz’ The Flux is out, the sequel to Flex. I enjoyed Flex quite a bit, but haven’t had a chance to read The Flux yet.

Also, Kameron Hurley’s Empire Ascendant, sequel to The Mirror Empire.

And probably other books–books tend to come out on Tuesday.

Anyway! If you’ve been waiting for Mercy, you should be able to get it now! I hope you enjoy it!

16 thoughts on “Ancillary Mercy is out!

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    Sean Kirk says:

    Congratulations! It’s the big day.

    I can not wait to see how it ends.

    Seattle…Yum, eat some seafood for me.

    1. Ann says:

      I had sushi last night! It was delicious.

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    Andy says:

    Yep, it’s there and waiting. Really looking forward to it. Heck, now what do I do – finish what I’m reading or start Ancillary Mercy!..

  3. n
    nm says:

    Oh, why is there work today?

  4. Robert Jenner says:

    I got mine!!

    That’s it, that’s all I’ve got for commentary.

    Okay, I’m going to go read now. See you in a few days, internet.

    Thanks in advance for another great read. 🙂

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    JK says:

    I just finished Ancillary Mercy (yes, I got up very early to download it) and am totally a blubbering mess. So, so good and satisfying. It is just so perfect. As soon as I get off work I shall have to read it again.

  6. Elyse Grasso says:

    Woke up in the wee hours, saw it had downloaded and read it before breakfast. Excellent, satisfying ending to the series.
    Songs! Drama! Politics! References to the Tetrarchy!

    The Translator is a wonderful character.

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    Bob says:

    Got mine tonight from my favorite local bookstore. Would dearly love to dig in, but it was a long work day and my little noggin is fried – I think my earliest chance will be the weekend, sadly.

  8. galaxie says:

    Thanks, Ann, for making me stay up really late last night reading your book. 🙂

    I have so many opinions! For one, I sure would like to see what Omaugh Anaander thinks about the resolution.

  9. I’m currently reading the ebook, but the pbook is on its way: some books I like to have really handy 🙂

  10. Jim Henley says:

    Ann: Thank you so much. Reading AJ earlier this year got me excited about reading science fiction for the first time in many years. (I’d drifted into reading flavors of fantasy instead.) And Mercy was a wonderful conclusion to the trilogy. You stuck the landing. I treasure these books, and Mercy most of all.

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    Evrett says:

    Finished it. Enjoyable but not strong as the last two. One of the best parts of this series has been intros to alien cultures which doesnt happen in this one. Some posters above point to the translator to carry these moments but hes clearly absurd comedy relief and not a serious character. Ancillary’s Jar Jar binks.

    It also felt far more like a to be continued than the conclusion that was suggested. Which I guess is a good thing because this series deserves a stronger finale

  12. Ron Sullivan says:

    Joe came back from a stroll to downtown Berkeley with that trophy-hunter’s look on his face and a copy of _Ancillary Mercy_ in hand. We granted each other a day each of .

    Knocked my socks off, and his too. Unexpected events, character development, evidence of thinking and growing up by the characters. The translator is a hoot, yet perfectly logical as a complete naif. In some way, she’s a complement to Breq’s character, who’s also a sort of naif, a couple of millenia’s experience notwithstanding.

    In a way, the ending is horrific: Committees! Meetings! PROcess!!! ARRRRGH! But of course that’s humorous too.

    Thank you. If you please, sir, I’d like some more.

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    fresidue says:

    Loved the series, especially how you kept it from devolving into violence. Felt a bit like an alternate creation story for The Culture (meant as a compliment, so I hope you take it as such 🙂
    In any case, great worldbuilding, and I really hope to see more!

  14. Herm says:

    If only I had ancillaries, I could order one to give Breq a great big hug.

    And… Sphene and Zaiat need their own Athoek-wide vid show. That is all.

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    douglas clark says:

    Just finished it. That trilogy has been amongst the most satisfying science fiction I have read in a while. I hope you will take it as a compliment, you have filled a gap for me that Iain M Banks left.


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