A Memory Called Empire

A Memory Called Empire Review

Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her predecessor, the previous ambassador from their small but fiercely independent mining Station, has died. But no one will admit that his death wasn't an accident--or that Mahit might be next to die, during a time of political instability in the highest echelons of the imperial court.

Now, Mahit must discover who is behind the murder, rescue herself, and save her Station from Teixcalaan's unceasing expansion--all while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret--one that might spell the end of her Station and her way of life--or rescue it from annihilation.

Title:A Memory Called Empire
Edition Language:English

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  • Petrik

    ARC provided by the publisher—Tor Books—in exchange for an honest review.Easily one of the cleverest sci-fi debuts I’ve read so far.A Memory Called Empire is Arkady Martine’s debut novel and t...

  • Gary

    Ambassador Mahit Dzmare, the protagonist of Arkady Martine’s debut space opera A Memory Called Empire, has more than one identity crisis on her hands: she has a deep affinity for the empire that wan...

  • Elizabeth Bear

    An exceptional first novel recommended for fans of Cherryh, Leckie, Banks, and Asimov....

  • Acqua

    A Memory Called Empire is a political sci-fi novel with a main f/f romance, the best court intrigue I've read in months if not ever, and plot twists I didn't see coming.It's set in a space empire in w...

  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller

    [2.5/5 stars] I have to take a moment to explain how excited I was to dive into this book. I was expecting rich culture, a complex plotline, and fascinating characters. And while I think all those com...

  • Sarah

    I'm super disappointed to be giving this only three stars (no three stars isn't bad- I'd just much rather give it four or five). I'm beginning to question whether it's me or the books. I guess I'll st...

  • Aliette

    An intricate, layered tale of empire, personal ambition, political obligations and interstellar intrigue. Vivid and delightfully inventive....

  • Dave

    "A Memory Called Empire" is a densely-packed, detailed story of interstellar palace intrigue. Those expecting shoot-em-up action need to slow it down a little here. It's a very thick story that takes ...

  • Jon Adams

    This is an excellent debut. The plot progression was a bit slow for a lot of the book, but the characters were fascinating and the writing was on point. It states that this is book 1 but it could easi...

  • Cathy (cathepsut)

    Very, very good. Great concepts, excellent character development, great dialogues, humour, emotional depth...“Ambassador Dzmare,“ he said, „welcome to the Jewel of the World. A pleasure.“Mahit...