Friday, November 13, 2020
reading: a memory called empire
A Memory Called Empire, Arkady Martine, Tor Books, March 2019.
This evidently won the 2020 Hugo for Best Novel, which is not surprising. I thought as I was reading it “this is going to win some major awards”.
Space opera / vast empire / political intrigue in imperial capital city, elements of romance, some fairly well-handled mind/memory/identity stuff. Starts out kind of dry, works its way towards an emotional register that feels a little like Guy Kay.
First in a trilogy. I’ll be reading the followup.