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.

tags: topics/arkady-martine, topics/books, topics/reading, topics/sfnal

p1k3 / 2020 / 11 / 13