Arkady Martine – A Memory Called Empire (reread) – SF

Arkady Martine – A Desolation Called Peace – SF – These two books are *so* good. The setting is brilliant, the cultures are multifaceted, and the love story makes my heart go pitterthump.

Italo Calvino – Invisible Cities – It’s Calvino. There are no other categories. Very beautiful. I can also recommend the album of the same title by Winged Victory for the Sullen, the soundtrack to a multimedia performance in Manchester.