Who is Arkady Martine?
Arkady Martine is the pen name of Dr. AnnaLinden Weller, and she is an American historian of the Byzantine Empire, city planner and an author of speculative fiction. She is published under both names under a number of different categories, which include but not limited to; border politics, risk communication and the edges of the world.
She graduated in 2007, gaining a Bachalor of Arts in religious studies at the University of Chicago. Then in 2013, at the University of Oxford, UK, she earned a Master of Studies in classical Armenian studies, and in 2014 a Ph.D in medieval Byzantine, global and comparative history at Rutgers University (New Jersey).
Martine is currently a policy advisor for the New Mexico Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department. This is where she works on climate change mitigation, energy grid modernisation, and resiliency planning.
Arkady has lived all over the world, Turkey, Canada, Sweden and Baltimore, and she currently lives with her wife, fellow author Vivian Shaw, in Santa Fe.
And as stated on her website: “she is not bored, but she is often tired.”
19th of April, 1985 in New York City, USA
Speculative Fiction, Science Fiction
Arkady Martine has written over 20 short stories, you can read most of them online from a link from her website. And Martine’s first published short story was:
Lace Downstairs (2012)
Published by Abyss & Apex
Arkady Martine’s debut novel:
A Memory Called Empire (2019)
Teixcalaan Series #1
Published by Tor
4.13 out of 5 on Goodreads
Below you can find out more about the book series that Arkady Martine has done and the best reading order for them.
Arkady Martine has been finalists for both of her novels for the Locus Award, both for Best Novel, and her first for also Best First Novel. And her second novel was a finalist for Nebula Award for Best Novel.
2020: A Memory Called Empire won Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel
2020: A Memory Called Empire won Hugo Award for Best Novel
2022: A Desolation Called Peace won Hugo Award for Best Novel
Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe; it gives life back to those who no longer exist.”
― Arkady Martine, A Memory Called Empire
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