A Desolation Called Peace
SFX|March 2021
Adding eight and nine
Jonathan Wright

RELEASED 4 MARCH 496 pages | Hardback/ebook/audiobook Author Arkady Martine Publisher Tor Books

If anyone thought Golden Age tropes had nothing to offer SF, Arkady Martine’s Hugo-winning debut, A Memory Called Empire, proved otherwise. For all that it borrowed freely from cyberpunk and the gnarlier end of space opera, it also detailed diplomatic machinations in the heart of the sprawling Teixcalaanli Empire. Very Isaac Asimov.

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