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Arkady Martine

Wife of Vivian Shaw

Arkady Martine is a speculative fiction writer and, as Dr. Anna Linden Weller, a historian of the Byzantine Empire. Under both names, she writes about border politics, rhetoric, propaganda, and the edges of the world. Arkady grew up in New York City and, after some time in Turkey, Canada, and Sweden, lives in Baltimore with her wife, the author Vivian Shaw.Martine's debut novel, A Memory Called Empire, kicks off the Teixcalaan series.

Genres: Science Fiction
Novellas and Short Stories
   Rose/House (2023)
Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book nominee (2020) : A Memory Called Empire
Hugo Best Book nominee (2020) : A Memory Called Empire

Arkady Martine recommends
Exordia (2024)
Seth Dickinson
"Exordia is an avalanche: an inevitable, overwhelming, pell-mell landscape-scale transformation of a book. Dickinson uses science fiction as an ethical scalpel, and the results are breathtaking: viciously funny, vivid to the point of horror, and entirely profound."
The Unspoken Name (2020)
(Serpent Gates, book 1)
A K Larkwood
"A.K. Larkwood’s The Unspoken Name is an epic fantasy in the vein of Le Guin’s magnificent Tombs of Atuan – if Arha the Eaten One got to grow up to be a swordswoman mercenary . . . The action is fast-paced and emotionally compelling; the magic is dangerous, beautiful, and utterly compromising. I love this book so much."
The Monster of Elendhaven (2019)
Jennifer Giesbrecht
"Delicate, jagged, and unrepentant, The Monster of Elendhaven has the linguistic febrility of Peake and the brutal sentiment of a gothic, perfectly framed in a secondary-world Hanseatic League setting that is as unusual as it is compelling."

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