Ann Leckie (born 1966) is an American author and editor of science fiction and fantasy. She is known principally for her 2013 debut novel Ancillary Justice, which won the 2014 Hugo Award for Best Novel as well as the Nebula Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the BSFA Award.
Having grown up as a science fiction fan in St. Louis, Missouri, Leckie’s attempts in her youth to get her science fiction works published were unsuccessful. One of her few publications from that time was an unattributed bodice-ripper in True Confessions.
After giving birth to her children in 1996 and 2000, boredom as a stay-at-home mother motivated her to sketch a first draft of what would become Ancillary Justice for National Novel Writing Month 2002. In 2005, Leckie attended the Clarion West Writers Workshop, studying under Octavia Butler. After that, she wrote Ancillary Justice over a period of six years; it was picked up by Orbit in 2012.
Leckie has published numerous short stories, including in Subterranean Magazine, Strange Horizons and Realms of Fantasy. Her short stories have been selected for inclusion in year’s best collections, such as The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, edited by Rich Horton.
She edited the science fiction and fantasy online magazine Giganotosaurus from 2010 to 2013. She is an assistant editor of the PodCastle podcast. She served as vice president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2012-2013.
Leckie’s debut novel Ancillary Justice, the first book of the "Imperial Radch" space opera trilogy, was published to critical acclaim in October 2013, and obtained all principal English-language science fiction awards. It follows Breq, the sole survivor of a starship destroyed by treachery, and the vessel of that ship’s artificial consciousness, as she attempts to revenge herself on the ruler of her civilization. The sequel, Ancillary Sword, was published in October 2014, and the conclusion, Ancillary Mercy, is forthcoming at a later date.
Imperial Radch series
Ann Leckie – Ancillary Justice (read by Celeste Ciulla)
Ann Leckie – Ancillary Sword (read by Adjoa Andoh)
Ann Leckie – Ancillary Mercy (read by Adjoa Andoh)
Ann Leckie – Provenance (read by Adjoa Andoh)
Imperial Radch series