A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan #1) 02, Apr

Arkady Martine’s science fiction debut is one of those rare novels that haunts me in my sleep. It’s been days since I put it down, and yet scenes from “A Memory Called Empire” will come back to me, as vividly as something I’ve lived through instead of just reading about. I’ve relived its climax several times, in fact; Martine’s prose has imprinted in me such an unforgettable scene as few others I’ve had the pleasure of reading in recent months.

In current parlance, I am shook.