Thu. Jun 27th, 2019

A Memory Called Empire is a brilliant blend of cyberpunk, space opera, and political thriller

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/18/18528168/a-memory-called-empire-arkady-martine-space-opera-cyberpunk-book-review

A Memory Called Empire is a brilliant blend of cyberpunk, space opera, and political thriller

In Arkady Martine’s debut novel, A Memory Called Empire, Ambassador Mahit Dzmare, an emissary from the distant Lsel Station, is called to the center of the vast Teixcalaanli Empire after her predecessor winds up dead. As she begins to understand the ins and outs of her new role, she also has to figure out how to keep her home station from being absorbed into the Empire, and what happened to her predecessor. Author Martine lays out a fantastic look at how a society’s memory steers cultural and political events, and offers a meditation on the lengths people will go to be free.

The novel is set in the very distant future: humanity has spread throughout the stars, traveling from system to system by way of a stargate-style network. That’s…

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Source: https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/18/18528168/a-memory-called-empire-arkady-martine-space-opera-cyberpunk-book-review

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