Waiting on Wednesday – A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine

October 24, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme that was hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon. It has gone the way of the wind and is no longer hosted there. But Wishful Endings is now hosting Can’t Wait Wednesday so we can keep the momentum going and link up there.


This line sold me I need to try this book: “navigating an alien culture that is all too seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret”

I’m really curious about this seductive alien culture!

A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan, #1) by Arkady Martine
Published by Tor Books on March 26, 2019
Pages: 464

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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.


  • Melliane October 24, 2018 at 11:35 am

    THis one is new to me. Happy reading!

  • Hallie October 24, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Wow! I hadn’t heard of this book before but it sounds so interesting! Thanks for sharing

  • Lisa @ waytoofantasy October 24, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Nice one! I saw Arkady at Baltimore Book fest this year. Looking forward to this one as well.

  • Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum October 24, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    I love the cover art style, and this sounds like it could be good!

  • Greg October 24, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Fabulous cover, sounds like an amazing SF story. Thanks for sharing it!

  • Maddalena@spaceandsorcery October 27, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Encounters with alien cultures, especially when they prove to be “all too seductive, engaging in intrigues”, sound just perfect and what I know I will certainly enjoy. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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