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A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan, 1) (edició 2020)

de Arkady Martine (Autor)

Sèrie: Teixcalaan (1)

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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.… (més)
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Títol:A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan, 1)
Autors:Arkady Martine (Autor)
Informació:Tor Books (2020), Edition: Reprint, 480 pages
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Es mostren 1-5 de 62 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Currently reading and fully immersed - amazing world building and politically, very thought provoking. Found on a list here: https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/science-fiction-and-fantasy/best-new-science-... ( )
  celerydog | Sep 29, 2021 |

I can see why A Memory Called Empire won the 2020 Hugo Best Novel Award. As a feat of imagination, it's quite stunning.

The world-building, the technology ideas and the social structures are clever and vividly described.

It poses questions about the nature of self and whether we can stay truly human once we're able to augment our bodies and or share the memories and thoughts of our predecessors.

It shows how an empire, any empire, taints anything it touches because it's built on the corrupt self-serving premise that citizens of the empire are people and everyone else is a barbarian. It gives insights into how the poetry and art and culture that a great empire produces over generations of dominance, attract the conquered and the not-yet-conquered like beautiful, scented blooms hiding the thorns of a parasitic plant that will eventually strangle them.

In the Teixcalaan Empire, Arkady Martine has created something complex, beautiful and terrifying. A multi-system-spanning Empire won through conquest, held for thousands of years and still expanding, it is completely assured of the primacy of not just its military capability but its culture. From its roots in a blood-sacrifice culture similar to the Aztecs, it has grown into an elaborate culture of duty and sacrifice and artistic expression that drives constant expansion through military might.

We see this empire through the eyes of Ambassador Mahit Dzmare, newly arrived at the Emperor's court, hastily dispatched to take up her post after the sudden and unexpected death of her predecessor. Her mission is to maintain the independence of the mining space stations that she represents. This mission is made harder by the fact that the secret technology which should have given her access to her predecessor's memory and personality seems to have been sabotaged and by the refusal of the Teixcalaan authorities to disclose the circumstances of her predecessor's death.

It seems to me that Ambassador Mahit Dzmare embodies the strengths and the limits of this book. She's from the privileged elite of her own society. She is in love with the culture of the Teixcalaan Empire and could be an accomplished citizen of it had she not been a born a barbarian. She has one foot out the door of her own society but knows that she will never be anything but an outsider in the Teixcalaan Empire.

She is a diplomat, not a spy. She is on her first mission and is working in the dark thanks to apparent sabotage at home and secrecy at Court. She is more prone to introspection, insight and empathy than purposeful and decisive action. She is more of an observer than a doer. She is at the centre of the action but has very little agency.

She is a perfect example of how the Teixcalaan Empire preys on the talented amongst its enemies.

She's also the reason why the book feels so static, the action so bloodless and why the main emotion is a sort of regretful ambivalence.

This is a book about how empires absorb and enrol but never really empower the elites of those they colonise or plan to colonise.

In those terms, it's a very successful book but it's also a 'first world problems' kind of book that never really engaged my emotions.

This was brought home to me when, immediately after reading this, I read The Space Between Worlds which showed me a privileged elite from the point of view of the marginalised and the oppressed.

Nevertheless, there was more than enough in this book to make me glad to have read it and to make me want to pick up the sequel.

I listened to the audiobook version, which helped me with the new-to-me pronunciations and added life to the art and culture of the Empire. Click on the SoundCloud link below to hear a sample.


https://soundcloud.com/macaudio-2/a-memory-called-empire-by-arkady-martine-audio...




Arkady Martine is An American writer, historian, city planner and environmental activist, based out of Santa Fe. Her doctorate was in medieval Byzantine, global, and comparative history.

Her debut novel A Memory Of Empire won the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novel. The second book in the series,  A Desolation Called Peace was published in 2021.
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  MikeFinnFiction | Sep 27, 2021 |
***WHO SUCKED ME IN***
The enabler named Thomas from SFF180 in their SFF180
  Jonesy_now | Sep 24, 2021 |
I did not finish this novel. Political space operas are a really tough one for me but I thought I'd try outside my usual lane as it won a Hugo. It is beautiful written thought with great world building.
  Sunyidean | Sep 7, 2021 |
Very entertaining read, I'll definitely pick up the sequel! ( )
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Es mostren 1-5 de 62 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Behind the cloak-and-dagger maneuvers that drive the foreground action lies a consideration of the ways cultures maintain themselves and how individuals navigate “belonging” to such frameworks. It’s an absorbing and sometimes challenging blend of intrigue and anthropological imagination... It is also often quite funny, in a gentle and sneaky way.
 
Arkady Martine has created a stunning accomplishment with her debut novel; A Memory Called Empire is a success by every metric possible.
afegit per g33kgrrl | editaTor.com, Martin Cahill (Mar 26, 2019)
 
A scholar of Byzantine history brings all her knowledge of intricate political maneuvering to bear in her debut space opera.
 
A Memory Called Empire Is a Compelling Political Whodunnit Wrapped in Intriguing Sci-Fi Worldbuilding
 

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Jones, JaimeAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe; it gives life back to those who no longer exist. - Guy de Maupassant, "Suicides"
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This book is dedicated to anyone who has ever fallen in love with a culture that was devouring their own. (And for Grigor Pahlavuni and Petros Getadarj, across the centuries.)
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In Texicalaan, these things are ceaseless; star-charts and disembarkments.
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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.

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