on October 20th, 2013 at 01:22 am
I read this on your recommendation and was deeply impressed. It's every bit as good as you suggested and along with Rajaniemi's The Quantum Thief is one of the finest works of SF I've read in the last 5 years. I very much hope that Ancillary Sword is at least as good.
As a side-note, I find it interesting that both Ancillary Justice & The Quantum Thief explore questions about freedom and slavery quite extensively.