Translation State

{4.5/5} “The treaty makes no explicit exception for Presger Translators. But there is a very definite unofficial exception. Presger Translators are different. They’re not just humans who maybe have spent some time with aliens.”

Translation State by Ann Leckie, published in 2023

When Enae’s grandmother dies she doesn’t expect to inherit anything, even though she took care of her for years. But she’s stunned to find out that someone she’s never met before, Zemil, owns it all. She had made a deal with grandmother years ago when grandmother needed money and Zemil needed a way into an old family. Zemil also sets her up with a job, and her first task is to find someone who went missing 200 years ago.

This is the 4th book in the Imperial Radch universe, after Provenance.

It’s about what happens when you discover that you’re not human, and dealing with treaties with other species. It’s about people who want you to be yourself, and people who want you to be someone else because of your biology.

This is the 6th book I’ve read by Leckie. I previously reviewed The Raven Tower.

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