Revealing A Memory Called Empire, a New Space Opera From Arkady Martine

For that moment when you tear through Ann Leckie’s Ancillary Justice trilogy, or all of Iain M. Banks’ Culture series, or you’re waiting for the next Expanse novel, and you just. want. more? Tor Books has some good news for you!

Tor.com is excited to reveal the cover to A Memory Called Empire, a new space opera novel by Arkady Martine coming from Tor Books on March 26, 2019. Check out this cover from artist Jaime Jones:

A Memory Called Empire Arkady Martine

Cover art by Jaime Jones

Ambassador Mahit Dzmare is far from home.

Her predecessor has been murdered.

Her one connection to home has gone silent.

Thus begins Martine’s A Memory Called Empire.

“Often I’ll get a book that feels like the perfect fit for a specific reader, or a fan of a certain type of book,” relays Devi Pillai, the acquiring editor for this title. “But then, every so often, there’s that rare moment when I’ll discover a book and think, holy shit, who wouldn’t like this?”

A Memory Called Empire begins as Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the multi-system Teixcalaanli Empire only to discover that her first task is to discover who is behind the murder of the previous ambassador. All while rescuing herself from suffering the same fate and saving her Station from Teixcalaan’s unceasing expansion.

She must do so while navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, making it difficult to hide a deadly technological secret of her own—one that might spell the end of her Station and her way of life—or rescue it from annihilation.

“Layered, nuanced, and startlingly imaginative, this novel puts a rare new stamp on the genre with a compulsively engaging story that grabs hold of you on the first page, then builds to create a deeply nuanced and layered story while never sacrificing its speed as you race to the end.”

A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine arrives on March 26, 2019.

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