All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries, #1) by Martha Wells

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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)
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ISBN : 0765397528
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 144 pages


Carol. rated it ★★★★★

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,...

Bradley rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Karl rated it ★★★★★

November 14, 2017

Entry #1 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...

Philip rated it ★★★☆☆

December 02, 2017

3ish stars. 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...

Hannah rated it ★★★★☆

February 23, 2018

I had so much fun reading this short little novella. I needed something quick and easy to read after Leviathan Wakes, and this just fit the bill. It is snarky and witty and surprisingly well-rounded. Our main character and point of view is Murderbot, as it likes to call itself. It is working secur...

Gavin rated it ★★★★★

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...

Kaitlin rated it ★★★★☆

February 25, 2018

Murderbot is a part robot, part human construct designed to function as Security for humans. They are a bit different from most of the Company SepcUnits becuase they have modified themselves to take out the control that the Company and the humans have over them, but they know that this is incredi...

Elise rated it ★★★★★

March 03, 2018

this was EXCELLENT. I love the lead so much. I know they’re a murderbot. I don’t care. this was AMAZING and I can’t wait to continue the series. REVIEW TO COME!!

Basia rated it ★★★★★

January 11, 2018

First review of 2018!! Happy New Year! So this little story, what a WINNER!! I fell in love with the Murderbot SecUnit the 2nd time I sat down to read the tale. I finished it in just 3 short bursts. He comes across as so wonderfully detached and such a perfect misanthrope, that he felt wonderfully...

Lindsay rated it ★★★★★

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...

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