All Systems Red by Martha Wells
(The Murderbot Diaries)

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We get to see how the action/adventure plot makes our narrator (Murderbot) not grow up exactly, because its not a child, but I guess figure out something more that it wants from life, and I thought it was a lot of fun and look forward to the next adventure.
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Winner: 2018 Alex Award
One of the Verge's Best Books of 2017

A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial Intelligence.

"As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure."

In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.

But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern.

On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid — a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.

But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

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About Martha Wells

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Martha is the author of several fantasy novels that have been published by Tor and HarperCollins, including Death of a Necromancer, which was a 1999 Nebula Nominee. Publisher's Weekly has said of her work: "Wells continues to demonstrate an impressive gift for creating finely detailed fantasy worlds rife with many-layered intrigues and immensely personable characters." And she has been lauded by authors such as Anne McCaffrey and Robin Hobb. Her books have been published in eight languages, including French, Spanish, German, Russian, and Dutch. Her most recent novel, The Cloud Roads was released by Night Shade Books in 2011. The sequel The Serpent Sea pubbed in January 2012. The author lives in College Station, TX.
 
Published May 2, 2017 by Tor.com. 156 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Sirius on Jan 16 2018

We get to see how the action/adventure plot makes our narrator (Murderbot) not grow up exactly, because its not a child, but I guess figure out something more that it wants from life, and I thought it was a lot of fun and look forward to the next adventure.

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