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A Memory Called Empire
A Memory Called Empire | Arkady Martine
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. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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LeticiaToraci
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I'm really enjoying hearing this Space Opera filled with #PoliticalIntrigue #Booked2019 #Fall @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Yay!!! 1mo
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imyril
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Oh my poor bruised heart. Politics, poetry and yearning - this is a beautiful tale of not belonging and of struggle. I can‘t wait to see where Arkady Martine takes this series next. #scifimonth

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imyril
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We have lift off! It‘s #SciFiMonth at last and I‘m so excited for 30 days of revelling in all things SF. I‘m deep in Arkady Martine‘s space opera debut A Memory Called Empire and loving every development.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Mehso-so

This was a very political intrigue...y? (that's a word, right?) sci-fi! I think it struggles with pacing in parts and the plot became a little fuzzy to me at parts. There was a very clear disconnect between the political background of the world and the world of the characters which...I don't know if that was done on purpose. I hope the sequel will give a new POV to fix that. It was like the Lunar Chronicles but no POV of a worker

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Taking a bit of a break from dark and gothic stuff for a space opera

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Violetta
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I've been trying to get along with this book for quite some time, but after dragging through half of it I just want to move on 😐 It's a mix of space opera, detective and political intrigues, which sounds really interesting and it is! But it uses lots of clichés, and all the promising ideas are deploying too slowly to get me into them. Maybe I'll give it another chance someday 🙄 #UnpopularOpinion

alleypat I couldnt read it either 2mo
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AiBBot
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If you are in the mood for an audiobook with no political intrigue, do not listen to this book. If you want to read a brilliant story about a woman who faces an empire as a new ambassador dealing with solving the murder of her predecessor, a faulty/sabotaged memory, and trying to save her home/space station, read this amazing book!!! I loved it so!

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helgagrace
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Love the concept of this political intrigue-heavy SF

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deirdrebeecher
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I was initially reluctant to read this book. The voice, the cover, the subject matter all screamed Anne Leckie to me and I was a bit worried that it would just be a clone. However once I gave it a proper go, I was satisfied that it was it's own, very good story. Well worth a read for those who enjoy complex political machinations in their Sci-fi.

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nitalibrarian
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Picking my #top6reads for the first half of 2019 was actually hard. I've given 22 books 5 stars so far this year (out of 102). It's been a good year for reading!

MaleficentBookDragon I'm reading Recursion now. ♥♥♥ it so far. 5mo
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vas182
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Has anyone read this? I'm thinking about picking it up. Is it worth it?

shanaqui I had an ARC... I found it enjoyable enough, but too similar in DNA to Ann Leckie's Imperial Radch books and Yoon Ha Lee's Hexarchate books (more in the *feel* of it than in the plot, though there were certainly aspects of plot and setting that also reminded me of those series). 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 6mo
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Branwen
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I'm not sure how I feel about this one so far! On one hand, there is a lot of worldbuilding and infodumping which is making the pace drag a bit, but on the other hand the writing is just SO GOOD that I can't seem to put it down! I'll have to read more of it to see if I really love it or not, I think! #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 7mo
AmyG Beautiful cat! (edited) 7mo
Leftcoastzen 😻What a nice pose! 7mo
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Limonotte
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This is a meditation on the seduction/destruction that comes at the hand of an empire as well as a political drama that turns on poetry and poisonous flowers of both the literal and figurative variety. I want to fall into this book and swim in it forever.

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Yeah_I_Read
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THIS IS NO BEACH READ! It absolutely requires your full attention, but the payoff is worth the effort. An awesome political space opera with more opera than space and vaguely reminiscent of ancient Asian Empire epics. If you have the time, energy, and patience to commit to this book I highly recommend it.

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RainyDayReading
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Woooow you are just thrown into this one aren‘t you? I‘m so glad there‘s a glossary in the back! 🙈 The world building so far is wonderful and I find myself really loving this so far!

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Yeah_I_Read
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Currently reading/listening. The concept and style of this book was a bit hard to wrap my brain around at first so I listened to the first part on audio. I‘m glad I kept going bc it‘s really smart and cool and different.

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TracyReadsBooks
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A fantastic debut novel. Like Leckie‘s Ancillary Justice, it takes a few pages to figure out the language (role of poetry is fascinating), the naming conventions & the world but once you do, wow—it just goes & I found it hard to put down. The story is filled with political intrigue, murder, empire, war, passion, mystery & all the things you want in a great space opera. Excellent writing, memorable characters & a great story. Highly recommended.

Yeah_I_Read I‘ve just started this and I‘m very intrigued by the concept of the Imago device. It was hard to read so I‘m listening to it on audio 8mo
TracyReadsBooks @Yeah_I_Read It took me a while to get into the flow of the story but I really enjoyed it and am interested to see where the series goes next. And yes, I thought the technology & its implications were really interesting. Hopefully the audio works better for you! 8mo
Yeah_I_Read @TracyReadsBooks it seems to be so far 😊 8mo
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ShyBookOwl Hmm.. 8mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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I randomly feel the need to tell everyone I‘m really enjoying this book. There, I‘ve said it...and now back to reading!

JennyM 😂🤣😂 Looking forward to your review when you finish! 8mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Thursday morning coffee with a book.

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anissaannalise
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this pretty much ensured a solid half hour of silence on a drop in at the cafe at B&N this weekend. Arkady Martine is a conjurer of world-building & political intrigue & i'm here for it.

also, C.J.Cherryh has a new book in the Alliance-Union series, called Alliance Rising. i have so much series catch up to do in 2019 📚 #scifi #sciencefiction #weekend

rretzler I‘ve been seeing this book and almost bought it the other day! 8mo
anissaannalise @rretzler i definitely recommend it! 8mo
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shanaqui
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Mehso-so

I never wrote up my thoughts on this for Litsy. My full review is live on my blog anyway, but... meh. Felt like a combo of Ancillary Justice and Ninefox Gambit, in far too many ways.

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DGRachel
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Panpan

March is not going well for me. I thought this was the full book via NetGalley but it ended up being just the 1st 4 chapters. I guess that's good, though, because I don't have to count it as a bail. I just don't have to finish it. Full review here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2640975771?book_show_action=false&from_rev...
TL;DR - heavy world bldg, slow, obnoxious character names - not for me.

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shanaqui
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ARC. Not sure what to think of it yet -- I'm powerfully reminded of Ancillary Justice and Ninefox Gambit, and I've yet to decide whether that works for me or not. 20% in, I'm not exactly hooked yet.

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AthenaWins
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This one took a while to get through. It was just so different and full of symbolism. The new use of language with a combination of poetry and prose. Beautifully written. The characters are constantly driving the plot with surprising choices. It's brilliant and something that definitely needs to be read again to fully grasp.

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TheSpineView
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks good!! 10mo
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nitalibrarian
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It's -22° windchill outside right now - which is hoodie weather for Peri. We're so done with this freezing cold and are going to get into bed. She'll snooze and I'll read.

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nitalibrarian
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Ready for bed. Going to catch up on Litsy posts and read a little of this science fiction ARC. Then sleep. 😴

Spencer_Labbe Cute puppet! 11mo
Spencer_Labbe Omg lol pupper* stupid autocorrect 11mo
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