Lake of Souls

The Collected Short Fiction


By Ann Leckie

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Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke award-winner Ann Leckie is a modern master of the SFF genre, forever changing its landscape with her groundbreaking ideas and powerful voice. Now, available for the first time comes the complete collection of Leckie's short fiction, including a brand new novelette, “Lake of Souls.”

Journey across the stars of the Imperial Radch universe.

Listen to the words of the Old Gods that ruled the Raven Tower.

Learn the secrets of the mysterious Lake of Souls.

And so much more, in this masterfully wide-ranging and immersive short fiction collection from award-winning author Ann Leckie. 


  • "Hugo and Nebula Award winner Leckie collects 18 stories for a stunning showcase of her talents. Leckie plays with tone... but in every borrowed style (and in the style that is deeply her own), the detailed worlds, intelligent plotting, and clear-eyed compassion make these stories standout. ... Leckie’s fans will treasure this."
    Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
  • "An acclaimed SFF novelist's first short-story collection... Bloodily clever and darkly comic... The many different approaches Leckie takes to her subject are amazing."
  • "There are few who write science fiction like Ann Leckie can. There are few who ever could."
    John Scalzi
  • "Powerful."
    The New York Times on Ancillary Sword
  • "The sort of space opera audiences have been waiting for."
    NPR Books on Ancillary Sword
  • "No science-fiction series as descriptive of our current political and cultural moment or as insistent that we open our eyes to it."
    Slate on Ancillary Mercy
  • "A gripping read, with top-notch world building and a set of rich subtexts about human rights, colonialism -- and (yes) hive mind sex."
    io9 on Ancillary Sword
  • "By turns thrilling, moving and awe-inspiring."
    The Guardian on Ancillary Justice

On Sale
Apr 2, 2024
Page Count
416 pages

Ann Leckie

About the Author

Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, and British Science Fiction Award-winning novel Ancillary Justice, and its Locus Award-winning sequel Ancillary Sword. She has also published short stories in Subterranean Magazine, Strange Horizons, and Realms of Fantasy. Her story “Hesperia and Glory” was reprinted in Science Fiction: The Best of the Year, 2007 Edition edited by Rich Horton.
Ann has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, and a recording engineer. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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