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A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
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The praise and the prizes are well deserved. A tremendous read, with fabulous worldbuilding, deep humanity, great characters, heart-thumping tension, twisty politics, and an immense amount to think about. Cultural cringe, domination and appropriation, the way culture shapes our morality as well as how we understand things, often to mutual incomprehensibility, what even is 'personality' outside a culture when we're all composed of memory (our own and others) and our politico-social context. Which sounds heavy but isn't at all in the reading, it's just a book that gives you a lot to think about while you're thoroughly enjoying the exciting story. Excellent.
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August 23, 2020 – Shelved
August 23, 2020 – Shelved as: sf
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