Leckie debut wins fourth award

Leckie debut wins fourth award

Ancillary Justice by US writer Ann Leckie (Orbit) has won the Nebula award, the fourth accolade won by the debut novel.

The book, a story of revenge quest set on a remote, icy planet, has also won The Arthur C Clarke Award, the Best Novel Award from the British Science Fiction Association, and the Kitschies Golden Tentacle for Best Debut Novel.

It is currently also shortlisted for a Hugo Award and a Locus Award. It was shortlisted for the Philip K Dick Award and the Goodreads Readers Choice Award: Science Fiction, and was on the honours list for the James Tiptree Jr Award.

The Nebula is voted on by members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Orbit publisher Tim Holman said: “Ann Leckie is one of the most powerful new voices in science fiction in years. I don't think an SF debut has ever won so many awards and it's incredibly exciting to see a major new talent receiving this recognition.

Ancillary Justice is a thrilling book to read – exciting, original, and thought-provoking – and one that the whole Orbit team is incredibly proud to have published.”

The sequel to Ancillary Justice, Ancillary Sword, will be published by Orbit in October.

The book is one of the three titles that Orbit chose to not to release in full as part of voter packs for the Hugo Awards.