Author Ann Leckie made a stunning debut with her first novel, Ancillary Justice; the ambitious space opera won her the Hugo, Nebula and Arthur C. Clarke awards. The journey of Breq, the more-than-human soldier that was once the intelligence that inhabited a massive Radch battleship, comes to a close in Leckie's third novel, Ancillary Mercy. Leckie's series features singing sentient battleships, a fluid conception of gender and multiple incarnations of the same emperor who is at war with itself. The St. Louis native reads from and signs copies of Ancillary Mercy tonight at 7 p.m. at the University City Public Library (6701 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-862-6100 or www.subbooks.com). Subterranean Books will sell books onsite. Admission is free.
Price: free admission