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Artificial Condition (#2 Murderbot Diaries)

Martha Wells

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Tor U.K.
12 June 2018
Adventure; Science fiction; Science; Artificial Intelligence; Robots; Future Society; Military; Hugo Award
Artificial Condition continues The Murderbot Diaries, a science fiction series that tackles questions of the ethics of sentient robotics. It appeals to fans of Westworld, Ex Machina, Ann Leckie's Imperial Raadch series, or Iain M. Banks' Culture novels. The main character is a deadly security droid that has bucked its restrictive programming and is balanced between contemplative self-discovery and an idle instinct to kill all humans.

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

It has a dark past-one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself Murderbot. But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more.

Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don't want to know what the A stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue.

What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks.
By:   Martha Wells
Imprint:   Tor U.K.
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   2
Dimensions:   Height: 209mm,  Width: 134mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   228g
ISBN:   9781250186928
ISBN 10:   1250186927
Series:   Murderbot Diaries
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   12 June 2018
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 nonfiction.

Reviews for Artificial Condition (#2 Murderbot Diaries)

PRAISE FOR THE MURDERBOT DIARIES SERIES I love Murderbot! --Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice 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 A great kick-off for a continuing series. --Locus PRAISE FOR MARTHA WELLS Martha Wells writes fantasy the way it was meant to be poignant, evocative, and astonishing. Prepare to be captivated 'til the sun comes up. --Kameron Hurley, author of The Mirror Empire and God's War The Cloud Roads has wildly original world-building, diverse and engaging characters, and a thrilling adventure plot. It's that rarest of fantasies: fresh and surprising, with a story that doesn't go where ten thousand others have gone before. I can't wait for my next chance to visit the Three Worlds! --N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season Breathtakingly surprising and fun. For readers who missed earlier entry points to this delightful series, now is the time to get on board. --The New York Times on The Edge of Worlds


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