Saturday, March 3, 2018

Top ten spaceships in fiction

Gareth L. Powell is an award-winning author from the UK. His alternate history thriller, Ack-Ack Macaque won the 2013 BSFA Award for Best Novel, spawned two sequels, and was shortlisted in the Best Translated Novel category for the 2016 Seiun Awards in Japan. His latest project is a trilogy of novels: Embers Of War (2018), Fleet Of Knives (2019) and Light Of Impossible Stars (2020).

One of Powell's ten top spaceships in fiction, as shared at the Guardian:
Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

The all-conquering story of a murdered starship’s quest for vengeance, and the human body in which it now finds its consciousness trapped. Leckie’s debut novel, the first volume in her Imperial Radch trilogy, won a stack of honours, including the Hugo, Nebula and Arthur C Clarke awards.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Ancillary Justice is among Stacey Berg's five speculative fiction books that obliterate the Bechdel Test, Andrew Liptak's six notable novels featuring Artificial Intelligence, and Jeff Somers's top five sci-fi novels that explore gender in unexpected and challenging ways.

--Marshal Zeringue