Update: Time For A Brief Intermission


GOING ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE.

You might notice the complete lack of new posts in the coming weeks. But it will only be a temporary respite; I will be back soon.

 
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Since the back-end of February, and throughout most of this month, real life matters have been getting on top of me. It has been to the extent where not only have I had so little time to post updates for the blog, but it has also been sapping my motivation to read and write, altogether. Consequently, I have decided that I need a break to deal with my personal issues, and to recharge my batteries. So, with immediate effect Another World will be on hiatus for the next four to six weeks, meaning there will be no new posts during April.

But do not fret. This is just a temporary measure; I fully intend to resume work on the blog in May. But until then, happy reading.

 

With Regards,
Ian


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Review: Ancillary Justice By Ann Leckie


JUSTICE WILL COME TO THE EMPIRE.

A multifaceted protagonist embarks upon a mission impossible, to right a terrible wrong. A quest that may bring down an empire.

 

Book CoverAncillary Justice
(Imperial Radch, Book 1)

Ann Leckie

Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera
Publisher: Orbit
Format: Paperback, 386 Pages
Date: 1st October 2013

ISBN-10: 0356502406
ISBN-13: 978-0356502403

 
Purchase From: Amazon | Book Depository
 

I am always wary about reading a novel that has won multiple prestigious awards, and garnered copious amounts of critical praise. Admittedly, much of this caution is the by-product of my cynicism. All too frequently I harbour suspicions that the awards and praise is the result of bandwagon jumping; that once a handful of influential reviewers have published glowing, rave reviews, numerous other people subsequently feel obliged to do likewise, making everyone else reluctant to be the dissenting voice. There is no question in my mind that this can and does happen. If you don’t believe me, then ask yourself how many people erroneously parrot the opinion that the wildly overrated, Citizen Kane, is the best film ever made; some of whom have probably never even watched it. Or how many people falsely claim that the glorified boy-band, The Beatles, are the greatest band of all time.

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