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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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This is thoroughly enjoyable. I love a good space adventure.

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rretzler
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Taking a page out of @SilverShanica ‘s book and sharing a random book from my TBR pile. What a great way for me to get back into posting after a 2 year hiatus. Day 1. #tbrpile

Lucy_Anywhere I really enjoyed this one! 1mo
rretzler @Lucy_Anywhere Been meaning to read if for awhile! 1mo
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PetiteMass
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Fantastic book! A great page turner and a detailed universe! Already ordered book 2!

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Incredible worldbuilding meets with political intrigue in this fast-paced science fiction novel as Ambassador Mahit Dzmare finds herself isolated from home and trying to discover who murdered her predecessor before they can do the same to her.

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Zoes_Human
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“Is personal or institutional violence more threatening?”

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Zoes_Human
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🥰🐈‍⬛📚

Leftcoastzen Looks like a perfect way to spend the day!😻 6mo
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Zoes_Human
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“Mahit sat up very straight and tried to look like she was absolutely not having a possible neurological incident.”

Man, I have been there. 😂

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Me too 🤦‍♀️ Stacked. 6mo
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I started this after a year, because I was worried it might not be my thing. I shouldn't have worried, I couldn't put it down! The story follows a new ambassador to a big empire, where she tries to find out what happened to her predecessor. She's clearly the center of the story, in contrast to many other scifi books with multiple povs and a much wider scope (which doesn't mean that the world building is bad! I'm just a character driven reader).

RaeLovesToRead My friend gifted me this on Kindle. So glad to hear that it's good! 😊 6mo
PickwickPlockPlock @RaeLovesToRead I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did 😊 6mo
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Kaag
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A Memory of Empire has top notch political intrigue, neural implants, fantastic world building and a world consuming empire at the center of it all. This was a hard one to put down. It feels both smart and easily digestible. While it doesn‘t reach the stratospheric heights of The Light Brigade it is a fantastic book all the same and I‘ll soon be getting my hands on the next one by Arkady Martine

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Branwen
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Birthday Book Haul #3!!!

My fiance went way overboard and got me soooo many books! 😍 Plus Aziraphale! I don't even know where to start! 💕📚

#birthdaybookhaul #bookhaul

CoverToCoverGirl A book tsunami! 🎂🎈😁 7mo
Branwen @CoverToCoverGirl A wave of books! 😍 7mo
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Decalino
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Mahit is a young diplomat sent to the capital of a vast and omnivorous empire, tasked with protecting the independence of her remote home system. Caught up in palace intrigue and elaborate plots, Mahit must avoid her predecessor's fate while balancing her love for the seductive allure of imperial culture with her duty to her home. Loved the world-building and looking forward to the next book!

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Mogoeg
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As a Space Opera that combines palace/political intrigue with a stranger in a strange land tale, this book is extremely my jam. Martine trained as a historian and it shows, as the empire of the title echoes both Byzantium (her area) & the pre-Colombian Aztec empires. The pacing drags at times but there are plenty of big ideas and fascinating details* to carry the reader through. Looking forward to the sequel!

Mogoeg * if you are anything like me, once you get the hang of the naming system you will spend plenty of time contemplating what sort of Teixcalaanli name you would have. Here is a fun link to aid you in this pursuit! https://www.torforgeblog.com/2020/02/06/whats-in-a-teixcalaanli-name/ 10mo
Lucy_Anywhere This was one of my top reads last year - I loved it! 10mo
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Lindy
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Intricate plotting, rich world building, & fascinating, complicated queer characters—this sci-fi #audiobook read by Amy Landon kept me awake late into the night. It‘s almost too obvious to compare it to Ann Leckie‘s Imperial Radch trilogy, since a blurb from Leckie graces the cover of some editions, but if you like stories of an amazing, queer, lone representative from elsewhere embroiled in political intrigue, both authors will appeal. #LGBTQ

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Lindy
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“Three Seagrass said, perfectly metrical, ‘The honour of meeting you in person is like stumbling on a fresh spring in the mountains,‘ which had to be an allusion, if not an outright quotation.”

I‘m getting Tale of Genji flashbacks in the way poetry plays a central role in the alien culture depicted in this science fiction novel.

llwheeler I loved the emphasis on language/bilingualism in this book 11mo
Lindy @llwheeler Oh yes! Lots of great stuff in this book. 😊 11mo
batsy That's an interesting comparison! 11mo
Lindy @batsy Other similarities: highly codified behaviours, a decadent ruling class; and court intrigue. 11mo
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MeganAnn
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Finally finished this book for #bbbbc and answered @InLibrisVeritas questions over on her posts.

Loved this book so much! Took me forever, but it was so worth it. The world building, the echoes of Aztec culture, the ideas of personality and memory and how they can be saved and integrated for future generations. So many thought provoking ideas here that I‘m still working through. I‘ll definitely read the second book.

InLibrisVeritas I am so glad you enjoyed it! It's definitely a book that takes some time to fully process. I'm on my way to check out your answers now 💜 11mo
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InLibrisVeritas
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The final set of questions are up!

Please feel free to answer here or on your own posts using the tag #BBBBC! Also feel free to ask your own questions!

#scififantasybookclub

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MeganAnn 4) I can‘t think of any specific quotes or scenes, this is one of those books where the characters will stick with me for a long time. 5) I liked seeing the perspectives of both Mahit and Yskander and how they were similar in some things and different in others. I found myself ready to dislike Yskander through the first half of the book, but by the end I had changed my mind and realized he was trying his best to save Lsel. 11mo
MeganAnn 6) I‘ll definitely read the second book. Hoping to see Mahit and Three Seagrass back together again and hopefully exploring their relationship and attraction to one another. I waited the whole book for them to finally get together! I‘m also curious about where the empire with go from here and what those other aliens will end up being like. 11mo
InLibrisVeritas @MeganAnn I am really excited to see where Three Seagrass and Mahit end up, especially given all they have been through together and with their end book life changes. Their relationship was so sweet and had just the right amount of longing. 11mo
InLibrisVeritas 4) I have a few quotes that stuck out especially in terms of the colonialism mindset and prejudice: “She was getting used to the combination: that doubling, the strangeness of being grateful for something she should never have had to experience in the first place. Teixcalaan was full of it.” 11mo
InLibrisVeritas 4 cont) “It‘s not—devour would be if we were xenophobes or genocides, if we didn‘t bring new territories into the Empire.” - This whole conversation was fantastic. 11mo
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#BBBBC

Here are the first set of discussion questions!! Please feel free to answer here or in your own posts, make you use the group tag so we can stop by!

If you have any questions you would like answered by the group as a whole feel free to post those a well! More questions will be posted tomorrow. If you did not read the book or do not wish to join the dicussuon, let me know and I will make sure not to tag you tomorrow and Wed.

#bookclub

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cewilf I didn‘t have a chance to get to this one, but I plan on the Jan/Feb pick!! 11mo
Gezemice Sorry, I skipped this too, I had too many book clubs this month. Thanks for hosting! 11mo
InLibrisVeritas @cewilf @Gezemice It‘s no problem! ❤️ 11mo
bookandcat This book was PHENOMENAL, one of the best I've read in this book club. I answered on the discord group! 11mo
bookandcat *also one of the best books I've read this year! 11mo
InLibrisVeritas @bookandcat It was! I wasn't totally sure with somewhat slow start, but I was hooked! I will stop by and check lut your answers! 11mo
InLibrisVeritas 1. I really enjoyed this one! The beginning was a bit slow as it moved through the world building, but once it got started I was completely pulled in! 11mo
InLibrisVeritas 2. As someone who enjoys linguistics I loved that this was such a big part of the book. The fact that the language itself is centered around the Tecalaan exprience is incredibly interesting and I loved that by making the empire so fixated on their own exprience it highlights what it means to be on the outside of the ruling majority. 11mo
InLibrisVeritas 3. I personally don't mind the concept of an Imago, or having a Imago line. I think it would be a nightmare to set up the proper channels for this to happen safely, but I think it is a pretty cool way of preserving both knowledge but also people. 11mo
MeganAnn Finally finished this! This one took me quite awhile, but I loved it. The world building was phenomenal and even though not a lot was happening to start, I found myself drawn into Mahit‘s journey from the beginning. 11mo
MeganAnn 2) I think the the author purposely highlighted these feelings of otherness in those who are not citizens. In part because I think any person who is trying to fit into a different culture with a language other than their own experiences feelings of otherness. But also to highlight the degree of separation between the Empire itself and the culture on Lsel station. These are two culture built on very different ways of life. (edited) 11mo
MeganAnn 3) I found the concept of an Imago to be fascinating! The idea that our personalities and knowledge could be preserved for future generations is something I think a lot of people could benefit from... if out past knowledge and experiences could be accessed immediately by those making decisions perhaps we would be less likely to repeat the mistakes of the past. (edited) 11mo
InLibrisVeritas @MeganAnn That was my exact thought on the Imago! So much of our history is cut and dry, but if we had that extra layer then it makes certain paths and contexts make sense to us on level we couldn't previously 11mo
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InLibrisVeritas
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Hey guys! Just wanted to do a quick update just in case the dicussion came a bit late! #BBBBC #scififantasybookclub

My brother is doing alright and has had a mild case so far. He is getting tested again soon as it seems he is on the other side.

Gezemice I am sorry to hear that! All the best to you and your brother! 11mo
CoffeeK8 I‘m so sorry to hear about this, I hope everything gets sorted out soon. Do what is best for you! 11mo
InLibrisVeritas @Gezemice Thank you ❤️ 11mo
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InLibrisVeritas @CoffeeK8 Me too! I managed to get it done in time and ended up being the mental break I needed. ❤️ 11mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I hope your brother is doing better! Sorry I‘m a few days behind here. 11mo
InLibrisVeritas @Riveted_Reader_Melissa From the messages it seems he is! He plans to get tested again on Monday. 11mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @InLibrisVeritas I‘m so glad he is! This thing can be very random on who gets better fast and who doesn‘t. 🤞 he continues on a great trajectory to kicking it. 11mo
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MeganAnn
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#wintergames2020 Week 4 Total: 230 + 4,090 word game = 4,320 points #teamreadnosedreindeer

Thank goodness for this week‘s game which was a ton of fun!
Very little reading time. Finished 3 stories in the Romancing Wisconsin series - fast, fun reads. Continued making progress on buddy reads.
Watched 2 seasons of Home for Christmas - highly recommend!
Watched 4 movies: Godmothered is really good, Arthur Christmas is always fun, other 2 were meh 😕

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Spiritdragon248
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An interesting concept, how memory and personality are tied together. A rather good space opera. I enjoyed reading this book and will definitely get the sequel once it comes out.

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Laughterhp
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There are so many books I need/want to finish this year.

#BookSpin - Silent Night
#BBBBC - tagged book
#Booked2020 - Iron Hunt (bottom of my TBR which is why I haven‘t read it yet 😂)
#LMPBC - Entwined
And one more Christmas read with Jane Austen

If I finish 4 of those specific books I can potentially get 3 bingos! So we‘ll see. I‘m also hoping to get to When No One is Watching but I might have to push it to January.

#DashingDecember

Andrew65 Good luck 😊👍 Great book choices. 11mo
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lahousewyfe
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What a fabulous adventure! ❤️ This story swept me through a sci-fi version of the Aztec Empire with them as the colonialists. Told from the point of view of an ambassador from a small space station community, I was immersed in this new world and a political uprising. Absolutely engrossing!

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While simple in structure, “A Memory Called Empire” is narratively complex and loads of fun to read. I really enjoyed many of the plot devices (e.g. imagos). I also loved digging into Martine‘s beliefs about personal identity which are embedded throughout the story. Suffice it to say that I am ready for the second book in the series (due out in March).

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Hey @InLibrisVeritas the book for the #BBBBC read for November and December is on sale on Kindle in the US today! So if anyone is interested and hasn‘t been able to get it yet, today‘s the day!

InLibrisVeritas Awesome!! Thank you for sharing! 12mo
Darthdad Just bought this one. Sounds interesting 12mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
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The Aztec Empire in space! I love political sci-fi and this book was full of crafty manoeuvrings, double-crossing, and unreliable allies. It‘s about colonisation, cultural domination, and dividing the world into ‘citizens‘ and ‘barbarians‘. It‘s also a damn good story!

MsMelissa Moving closer to the top of my TBR pile! 13mo
The_Penniless_Author "The Aztec Empire in space" might be my favorite five-word description of a book ever ? 13mo
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#30daysofgratitude Day 3 🙏 Today I‘m grateful for this little monster. I‘m not sure who‘s adopted who, but she waits for me outside my condo every morning to demand fusses. @jb72

jb72 She is so beautiful! Thank goodness she has you! 13mo
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Reading Envy Podcast Episode 204: BookTube Season with Scott

While a lot of readers have struggled during the pandemic, Scott had a reading breakthrough this past year. We talk about BookTube, places for readalongs, and books we've read and liked recently.

https://tinyurl.com/ReadingEnvy204

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Lucy_Anywhere
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#30daysofgratitude Day 2 🙏 @jb72 Three things I like about myself... I like my hair - it‘s curly and a bit mad and I love it. I stick to my guns when I know I‘m in the right. And I‘m that person who you want on your pub quiz team! Today I‘m grateful that COVID numbers here are very low... the borders are closed but there are worse places to be stuck than Thailand (the pic is of Phuket at sunset)

Bookworm54 Beautiful picture :) 13mo
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InLibrisVeritas
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#BBBBC

Who is ready for the last book pick of 2020?!

Offical start date is todat and will go until Dec 31st! The discussion will be posted during that last week! As always feel free to let me know if you wish to join in club, or if you don't plan to read this one (so I don't bug you w/tag when I post updates or the dicussion).

#scififantasybookclub

RainyDayReading So ready! 13mo
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CBee I‘m going to pass - just too many other things going on. But thank you 😁 13mo
InLibrisVeritas @CBee No problem! ❤ 13mo
Chrissyreadit I ordered it, and hope I can join in- it sounds like a book I would enjoy. 13mo
InLibrisVeritas @RainyDayReading Me too! I have my copy ready to go, I have been looking forward to this one 13mo
InLibrisVeritas @Chrissyreadit Yay! I hope you get to as well! 13mo
SamAnne Looking forward to it! 13mo
TheSpineView Excited to read this one!👍😊 13mo
Laughterhp Nice! I‘m looking forward to this one! 13mo
Schnoebs Not sure if I‘m going to join in on this one. I‘m hoping to finish off a few series before the end of the year rather than start a new one 😂 13mo
InLibrisVeritas @Schnoebs 😂 That's fair! 13mo
imyril I won‘t be reading but I‘ll try and join the discussions - this was one of my favourite reads of last year 13mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
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Six books knocked off the Backlist with October‘s #bookspinbingo ... I‘m happy even if I didn‘t get around to the #bookspin or #doublebookspin reads 🙈 still working on the tagged book, and really enjoying it!

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TheSpineView
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This book is the #BBBBC read for Nov/Dec. For those of you who are participating in this book club I have an extra copy I am willing to mail. Please let me know if you want it. If more than one person wants, I'll draw names.

SamAnne I‘m in! 1y
TheSpineView @SamAnne Since no one else was interested, you are the winner. Email your full name and mailing address to me at lisa@thespineview.com and I'll get it out to you. 😍📚📚📚 1y
SamAnne @TheSpineView wow! Thank you! Wasn't expecting that... 1y
TheSpineView @SamAnne No problem! I got your email and will send you the tracking number once I get it mailed. 1y
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InLibrisVeritas
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#BBBBC

The pick for Nov/Dec is A Memory Called Empire! The offical start date us Nov. 1st and the discussion will be posted Dec 29-31.

Feel free to post before or after those dates, and feel free to tag #BBBBC and me in your updates!

If you would like to be added to the notification list let me know!

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RainyDayReading So excited! I started this one but need the motivation to finish it-the slump is real haha 1y
BarbaraJean Ooooh! A friend JUST recommended this to me this week—might jump in to join you for this one! 1y
CaffeineAndCandy Add me pls 1y
InLibrisVeritas @BarbaraJean Awesome! Glad to have you! 1y
InLibrisVeritas @RainyDayReading Same! I have been wanting to get to this one all year and just haven't 1y
InLibrisVeritas @ABooksyGirl Added! Welcome! Let me know if you have any questions 😊 1y
imyril Add me in! This was one of my favourite reads of last year - I won‘t have time to reread but I‘m curious to see what everyone makes of it (and I‘ll join in answering if I can remember enough details ☺️) 14mo
Soscha Please add, ty!! 13mo
InLibrisVeritas @Soscha Added!! ❤ 13mo
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effani
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I really liked this book. It's a bit cerebral and starts out slowly, but by the end I was completely invested. It's a sci-fi political thriller that thoughtfully explores the ways in which cultures interact. The dedication - “to anyone who has ever fallen in love with a culture that was devouring their own“ - is apt. I highly recommend this book and understand why it's gotten so much acclaim.

effani This was my #BookSpin pick for this month. Thanks, @TheAromaofBooks! I'm really glad I got around to reading this one. 1y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 1y
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tegulizards
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i adored A Memory Called Empire, and i can‘t wait for the next one!

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xicanti
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A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE is full of intricate politics, high stakes gambits, and literary references to texts that don‘t exist in our world. For most of its run, I loved it—but as the end approached, I began to feel it was a 460-page book that really WANTED to be a 360-page book. That bumped it down from Beloved Book to Book I Really Liked. Which, hey, I‘ll take.

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“Not everyone in the City loves the City.”

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My #BookSpin pick this month is A Memory Called Empire, which just won a Hugo award this weekend!

If I'm honest I'm feeling a little bit defensive about looking like a bandwagon-jumper when I've actually been meaning to read this book for ages. Better late than never, anyway.

heikemarie It‘s been sitting on my shelf for forever too!! I do really want to read it! 1y
effani @heikemarie It sounds really good and has gotten a lot of praise from people I trust, so I'm really looking forward to finally getting around to it! 1y
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Onward over breakfast! This is shaping up to be one of my favourite 2020 Hugo nominees (possibly tied with THE CITY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT). I‘d love to finish it today, but I didn‘t get much with-eyeballs reading time yesterday so I might have too much left to pull it off. We‘ll see.

xicanti @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I saw! I didn‘t quite love it in the end, but it still feels like a worthy pick. (I might change my mind after I read the two nominees I couldn‘t get to in time.) 1y
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I would very much like to eat this baby food.

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Smoothie. Coffee. Book.

I hope this one sticks. My last two books were far-in bails.

Scorbet I really enjoyed it, so I‘ll be interested to see how uou find it! 1y
xicanti @Scorbet I‘m definitely excited about it so far! It feels like a book I could love. 1y
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kwmg40
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I finished another Hugo Best Novel nominee for the #JubilantJuly readathon! This space opera has terrific characters and some very interesting concepts, though I found the pacing very uneven. The main character is rather like Dax of Star Trek DS9.

#hugoawards #hugo2020
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏🙌 1y
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Bookboss
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This was the Sword and Laser pick for June. The world-building was well done, and the characters were interesting. The political intrigue and murder mystery drive the plot in order to explore ideas of memory, identity, and trust. I enjoyed it, although at times it felt a bit slow. This is the first in a series, so I hope the rest of the books continue to explore these characters, world, and themes.

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Kryckett
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Finished this yesterday, but took a beat to process. I wanted to LOVE this ... but I don‘t think I did? I loved aspects of it. Like the feeling of utter disorientation you as the reader share with Mahit. And the banter. And the glimpses of the world-building we did get. It could have been so epic, but, for me, it felt a little rushed and unfinished/under-developed. That said, still a pick.

Nute Your review still makes this book sound intriguing to me. 1y
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swynn
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Another Hugo nominee, and a good one. It's a space-opera story featuring an ambassador to the capital of an interstellar empire. There is intrigue and subterfuge, curious technology, cutthroat politics, and plain old peril. Plenty attention paid to the world's literary culture, which is nicely imagined. Looking forward to the next.

Angitron I loved this one! I can‘t wait for the second book. 1y
swynn @Angitron Agreed! 1y
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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An incredible diplomatic space opera! Mahit is an ambassador from a space station sent to the heart of the Teixcalaanli Empire. She loves Teixcalaanli poetry and culture, but she knows they are colonizers intent on annexing her home. When she arrives, she discovers her predecessor has suspiciously died. Intricate world-building with a focus on poetry, language, conceptions of selfhood, and neurological technology. Plus slow burn lesbian romance!

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#24B4Monday was a real success! My goal was to read more of my Hugo Voter Packet and this is what I finished, over 12 hours and 5 minutes of reading:
- The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix Harrow
- Omphalos and Anxiety is the Dizziness of Freedom by Ted Chiang
- La Guardia by Nnedi Okorafor
I also started A Memory Called Empire.
#hugo2020 #hugoawards

Thanks to the readathon organizers, @Andrew65, @jb72 and @SumisBooks!

Andrew65 Fantastic, well done 🥂🍾🥳👏👏👏🙌😊 Thanks for playing along. 😁 1y
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Don't want to feel compelled to read the entire series. Bailing at more than halfway through.

Yet another political intrigue in a high culture, imperialistic space empire.

Empire values poetry but there isn't a lot given (suspect the author isn't a poet). We are repeatedly told the protagonist is very clever but her actions show otherwise. The mystery lacks suspense. The world building lacks depth.

Settings (sorry about the double post) 1y
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swynn
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1. A Memory Called Empire (Arkady Martine)
The Anvil of the World (Kage Baker)
The Fourth Monkey (J.D. Barker)

2. Recursion (Blake Crouch)

3. Within each cell is a bloom of chemical fire

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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Carolyn11215
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Trying to finish up my Hugo reading so I can vote in mid-July. Really enjoyed this space opera. One more novel to finish now.

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
A Memory Called Empire | Arkady Martine
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Well deserved soak in the bath with this awesome #sciencefiction book after a 4 1/2 hour hike today! It is very unique, and intriguing. #QueerBooks #LGBTQBooks #LGBTQ

AlaMich I love cherry Bubly! 1y
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @AlaMich My favourite flavour! 1y
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