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All Systems Red (#1 Murderbot Diaries)

Martha Wells



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Tor U.K.
22 January 2019
Science fiction; Science; Robots; Future Society; Military; Nebula Award
For the first time in hardcover, Martha Wells' award-winning, New York Times bestselling All Systems Red Winner: 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novella Winner: 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novella Winner: 2018 Alex Award One of the Verge's Best Books of 2017 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 (and to watch its favorite show in its downtime.) But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.
By:   Martha Wells
Imprint:   Tor U.K.
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 211mm,  Width: 131mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   243g
ISBN:   9781250214713
ISBN 10:   1250214718
Series:   Murderbot Diaries
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   22 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Martha Wells has written many fantasy novels, including The Wizard Hunters, Wheel of the Infinite, the Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads and ending with The Harbors of the Sun), and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, and non-fiction. Her New York Times bestselling Murderbot Diaries series has won the Alex and Nebula Awards and been shortlisted for others.

Reviews for All Systems Red (#1 Murderbot Diaries)

Praise for The Murderbot Diaries series I love Murderbot! --Ann Leckie The Murderbot series is a heart-pounding thriller that never lets up, but it's also one of the most humane portraits of a nonhuman I've ever read. Come for the gunfights on other planets, but stay for the finely drawn portrait of a deadly robot whose smartass goodness will give you hope for the future of humanity. --Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous Clever, inventive, brutal when it needs to be, and compassionate without ever being sentimental. --Kate Elliott, author of the Spirit Walker trilogy Endearing, funny, action-packed, and murderous. --Kameron Hurley, author of The Stars are Legion Not only a fun, fast-paced space-thriller, but also a sharp, sometimes moving character study that will resonate with introverts even if they're not lethal AI machines. --Malka Older, author of Infomocracy Wells gives depth to a rousing but basically familiar action plot by turning it into the vehicle by which SecUnit engages with its own rigorously denied humanity. --Publishers Weekly starred review I already can't wait for the next one. --The Verge Meet your favorite depressed A.I. since Marvin. --B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog

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