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A Desolation Called Peace (Teixcalaan 2) - Arkady Martine

A Desolation Called Peace (Teixcalaan 2) - Arkady Martine

Title: A Desolation Called Peace

Author:  Arkady Martine

ISBN:  9781529001624

Weight:  990 g

Signed first edition, first printing



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A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine

The spectacular space opera sequel to A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine, winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

An alien terror could spell our end.

An alien threat lurks on the edges of Teixcalaanli space.  No one can communicate with it, no one can destroy it, and Fleet Captain Nine Hibiscus is supposed to win a war against it.

In a desperate attempt to find a diplomatic solution, the fleet captain has sent for an envoy to contact the mysterious invaders.  Now Mahit Dzmare and Three Seagrass – both still reeling from the recent upheaval in the Empire – face an impossible task: they must attempt to negotiate with a hostile entity, without inadvertently triggering the destruction of themselves and the Empire.

Whether they succeed or fail could change the face of Teixcalaan forever.

Peer & Press Reviews

A dizzying, exhilarating story of diplomacy, conspiracy, and first contact in the powerhouse sequel to [Martine’s] Hugo Award-winning debut…  This complex, stunning space opera promises to reshape the genre.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Martine weaves a dramatic and suspenseful story of political intrigue and alien first contact… each character is rendered in exquisite detail.

Booklist (starred review)

Bibliographic Info

TitleA Desolation Called Peace
Author [pen name of AnnaLinden Weller]
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Jacket note

The jacket on this edition appears to be the first state jacket as the Arthur C Clarke roundel (part of the jacket design, not a sticker) gives the impression that A Desolation Called Peace was / is shortlisted for the Best Science Fiction Award.

This is misleading as the novel shortlisted for the 2020 Award was Martine’s debut novel, A Memory Called Empire.

This is corrected on later jackets as the roundel only refers to A Memory Called Empire winning the Hugo Award (for best novel in 2020).

SeriesTeixcalaan duology – book 2
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.
(Printed on this page is the title and the phrase ‘Signed by the author’.)
Book Stats
PublisherPan Macmillan
Publication date
Printed byCPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 139781529001624
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)241 x 161 x 45mm
Packed weight1.121kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photographKaren Osborne
Jacket illustrationJaime Jones

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