Maybe I’m being a bit dramatic. But I’m also not.
Provenance marks a return to the universe of Ann Leckie’s Imperial Radch trilogy, which began in 2013 with the award-winning Ancillary Justice. Provenance is similarly centered around a plot of intergalactic political intrigue, following a young woman who’s frankly too inexperienced to navigate the situation she’s put herself in.
As much as my headline’s a little dramatic, I’m not exaggerating when I say this standalone is one of the best SFF novels of the year, and I can’t wait to be able to share this with other readers. I also had the chance to interview Leckie for the Skiffy & Fanty Show as a guest host along with Shaun, who also enjoyed the book. (If you listen closely to the episode, you can hear us internally screaming in the background.)