Read All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1) Online Free - A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that blends HBO's Westworld with Iain M. Banks' Culture books.
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.
|Title||:||All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
September 15, 2017
"Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of dirt, rocks,...
September 09, 2017
When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now.
So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer who hacks hers...
December 02, 2017
Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite parts is when Murd...
November 14, 2017
I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere near the beginnin...
November 06, 2017
As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure.
That was the hook that drew me to Martha Wells's fantastic sci-fi novella All Systems Red. It was everything an AI sci-fi story should be and then some! It was thought provoking but also entertaining and engaging.
In a future dominated by bi...
September 01, 2017
This is at least as good as most of the reviews are saying, and it's an excellent example of what can be done with a simple plot and fantastic characters at the novella length.
The story is told from the point of view of a rogue biomechanical security construct that calls itself murderbot. With i...
March 04, 2017
Snarky robots are like catnip to me. Turns out Martha Wells is pretty funny.
December 13, 2017
Featured in my rundown of the best short SFF for Spring 2017: https://1000yearplan.com/2017/12/13/l...
The difficulty of reconciling one’s private self with one’s public façade produces a multitude of anxieties that manifest in different ways. For the self-styled Murderbot of Martha Wells "All Sys...
November 12, 2017
“You may have noticed that when I do manage to care, I’m a pessimist.”
What a fantastic novella! I’ve had Martha Wells on my tbr list for a long time and even downloaded one of her fantasy novels but have never felt like reading it. The other day this came to my attention and thought maybe it woul...
May 29, 2017
Between 4 and 5 stars
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Release date set for May 2.
You can see the cover reveal and read an except at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sc...