Part mystery, part space opera,A Memory Called Empire was one of the most engaging speculative fiction books of 2019 (not to mention one of the best-titled releases of the year).
The story follows Ambassador Mahit Dzmare, a fish-out-of-water emissary who just got her dream job at the center of the vast Teixcalaanli Empire. The only snag? Her predecessor was maybe murdered? And no one wants to talk about it? And someone might be trying to murder her too? Mahit must learn the ins and outs of her job while also trying to solve a murder mystery seemingly driven by imperial court politics before she gets murdered too.
A Memory Called Empire is a stunning debut with the rich topic of loving your oppressor as theme, and was on our list of the Best Space Operas of 2019. Check out the full, official synopsis:
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.
A fascinating space opera debut novel, Arkady Martine’s A Memory Called Empire is an interstellar mystery adventure.
Whether A Memory Called Empire has been on your to-read list since it first hit the shelves or you’re just hearing about it now, we invite you to enter our giveaway! We’re giving away five copies of Arkady Martine’s debut fantasy.
Entry in the giveaway is simple:
– Join the Den of Geek Book Club over on Goodreads.
– Comment in the Introduce Yourself discussion thread, or one of the other open discussion threads (and be sure to let us know it was this giveaway that sent you there!)
Unfortunately, only readers who reside in the United States qualify for this contest. Final entries will be accepted Friday, March 6th! Five (5) winners will be drawn at random and contacted via Goodreads message. Good luck!
A Memory Called Empire is available to purchase wherever (good) books are sold.