Staff Picks: A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

It’s Locus’s 2019 Holiday Countdown of Staff Picks!

Liz Bourke and Russell Letson select A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine: “Not, despite some of the marketing copy, space opera but an anthropological novel-of-intrigue about First Contact across cultures.” Liz calls it “The part-espionage-thriller-part-novel-of-manners about culture, colonisation, and the tension inherent in imperial centres of power that blew me away.”

You can read Russell’s review online or in the March 2019 issue of Locus.

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