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A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan No. 1), by Arkady Martine

Ambassador Mahit Dzmare arrives in the center of the Teixcalaanli Empire only to find that her predecessor has died, in A Memory Called Empire. The imperial court is in a time of turmoil, and nobody will admit the death wasn't an accident. Now, she must solve the murder, rescue herself, and save her home from Teixcalaan's unceasing expansion. She also has to deal with an alien culture that is seductive, engaging in intrigues of her own, and hiding a deadly technological secret. Described as a space opera, it has the intrigue of politics with the imagination of a good sci-fi novel.

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By Lisa Hornung

Lisa Hornung is a freelance editor for TechRepublic based in Louisville, KY. She has been a journalist for more than 20 years, and her work has been published in USA Today, The Bark, Group Travel Leader, Louisville Courier Journal, and more.