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I'm real short on time and mental resources for doing anything other than writing right now, but I wanted to do a quick rec for two books out today:

* Novella Miranda in Milan by Katherine Duckett
With Miranda in Milan, debut author Katharine Duckett reimagines the consequences of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, casting Miranda into a Milanese pit of vipers and building a queer love story that lifts off the page in whirlwinds of feeling.


* Novel A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine
I got to read this one in ARC form last year and it blew me away. Reminded me a lot of both Yoon Ha Lee and Ann Leckie. And the description doesn't mention it, but it also features a queer relationship.

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.



If you're new here, my new book recs and lists are all on this tag: https://marthawells.dreamwidth.org/tag/book+rec
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