Ally (novel)

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Author Karen Traviss
Country United States
Language English
Series Wess'Har Series
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication date
March 2007
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN 9780060882327
OCLC 93233810
LC Class CPB Box no. 2691 vol. 15
Preceded by Matriarch
Followed by Judge

Ally is a science fiction novel written by Karen Traviss and was published in March 2007. It is the fifth book in the Wess'Har Series.


The worlds orbiting Cavanagh's Star are in turmoil. Civil war on Umeh—ignited by outsiders—threatens to annihilate the teeming masses of a grossly overpopulated planet. On Bezer'ej, the handful of native aquatic creatures who survived extermination must take extraordinary and terrible steps to ensure the future of their kind . . .

And the interlopers from a distant planet called Earth can only watch the chaos they helped, in part, to create—knowing their home world will be next to suffer. The day of reckoning is rapidly approaching when the powerful Eqbas will remake the Earth at the expense of its dominant species. And Shan Frankland—once a police officer, once human, now something much more—must decide where her loyalties truly lie: among the gethes, on a planet she once called home, or here, where a dying species presents her with a new and unexpected crisis.[1]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ally was a finalist for the 2008 Philip K. Dick Award.[2][3]


  1. ^ Harper Collins Books
  2. ^ "The Philip K. Dick Award - winners by year". Retrieved 2008-10-02. 
  3. ^ "Locus Online News: Philip K. Dick Award Finalists". Retrieved 2008-10-02.