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Arkady Martine

Forfatter af A Memory Called Empire

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Omfatter også følgende navne: Martine Arkady, AnnaLinden Weller


Værker af Arkady Martine

A Memory Called Empire (2019) — Forfatter — 2,705 eksemplarer
A Desolation Called Peace (2021) — Forfatter — 1,121 eksemplarer
Rose/House (2023) — Forfatter — 86 eksemplarer
Prescribed Burn 2 eksemplarer
İmparatorluk Denen Bir Anı (2023) 1 eksemplar
Rose House 1 eksemplar
In Nomine Superiors: Asmodeus (2007) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Mythic Dream (2019) — Bidragyder — 166 eksemplarer
The Best of Uncanny (2019) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
An Alphabet of Embers: An Anthology of Unclassifiables (2016) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
Up and Coming: Stories by the 2016 Campbell-Eligible Authors (2016) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver23 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 20: January/February 2018 (2018) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine Issue 28: May/June 2019 (2019) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 106 • March 2019 (2019) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver; Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Shimmer 2016: The Collected Stories (2016) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 130 (March 2021) (2021) — Excerpt — 3 eksemplarer
Uncanny Magazine: The Best of 2018 — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver2 eksemplarer
Mithila Review Issue 8 (Quarterly) (2017) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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I think this is probably the most ambitious debut novel I've ever read. Martine has created such a deeply, multi-layered, and intricate novel that it boggles my mind to think about all the work that must have gone into writing this! "Memory" is a novel about political intrigue, cultural imperialism, history keeping, and belonging. At times the narratives were so deeply tied up and obfuscated that I had little idea what was going on, but (as a friend pointed out to me - thank you, Chris!) that actually helps to emphasize the bigger themes of the book. The main character, Mahit, struggles so much with her ideas of where she belongs and is often overwhelmed by the culture in which she finds herself; as a reader, I felt the same sense of displacement at everything related to Texicalaan.
That being said, I probably (definitely) missed some things. Even with rereading certain pages over again, I still don't think I fully understood what exactly happened at times. Aside from the main four, characters became muddled in my mind, and honestly just seemed to speak in riddles to each other. And while it heightens that sense of the unknown I also would have like to have been less confused at key moments. This is definitely a book that needs a reread to grasp what goes down.
Again, I'm so impressed by just how much went into writing this! Texicalaan is well fleshed-out and has a deep, rich presence, full of its own literature, poetry, characteristics, nuances, etc. that just make reading the book feel like a trip to the city itself. I'm very interested to find out where this story is taken next.
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deborahee | 115 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
I liked it even better than the 1st one in the series
mlmccafferty | 46 andre anmeldelser | Feb 15, 2024 |
A Memory Called Empire is a political thriller filled with danger and intrigue, and a tender story about trust and love and grief.

Mahit is the new ambassador from Lsel, a tiny mining colony at the edge of known space, to the empire of Teixcalaan (think Space Rome). Her predecessor died unexpectedly and without much explanation, so she has to navigate the twisting maze of foreign politics and her predecessor's secrets without "unexpectedly dying" herself. She also must decide who is an ally, who is a friend, and who is an opponent in this lonely, unfamiliar world.

It's early in the year to declare a favorite, but this book stands up to all the best ones I read in 2019.
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AdioRadley | 115 andre anmeldelser | Jan 21, 2024 |



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