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Martha Wells



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St Martin's Press
14 November 2023
Am I making it worse? I think I'm making it worse.

Everyone's favorite lethal SecUnit is back.

Following the events in Network Effect, the Barish-Estranza corporation has sent rescue ships to a newly-colonized planet in peril, as well as additional SecUnits. But if there's an ethical corporation out there, Murderbot has yet to find it, and if Barish-Estranza can't have the planet, they're sure as hell not leaving without something. If that something just happens to be an entire colony of humans, well, a free workforce is a decent runner-up prize.

But there's something wrong with Murderbot; it isn't running within normal operational parameters. ART's crew and the humans from Preservation are doing everything they can to protect the colonists, but with Barish-Estranza's SecUnit-heavy persuasion teams, they're going to have to hope Murderbot figures out what's wrong with itself, and fast!

Yeah, this plan is... not going to work.

Imprint:   St Martin's Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   8
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   308g
ISBN:   9781250826978
ISBN 10:   1250826977
Series:   Murderbot Diaries
Pages:   160
Publication Date:  
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. Her New York Times and USA Today-bestselling Murderbot Diaries series has won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Alex Awards.

Reviews for System Collapse

"An Indie Next Pick! A LibraryReads Hall of Fame Pick! ""If you need something light, a little violent and laugh-out-loud hilarious, dive into this series: You may find that you have more in common with Murderbot than you think."" --Liz Braswell, The Wall Street Journal ""Readers won't miss the wall-to-wall action that defined the series from its beginning. The characters and the world building remain engrossing and rewarding."" --Booklist, starred review Praise for The Murderbot Diaries ""I love Murderbot!"" --Ann Leckie ""The most heartwarming action-packed literally explosive space opera I've enjoyed in a long time. Martha Wells is the best writer of loveable snarky gender-subversive killing machines out there!"" --N. K. Jemisin ""We are all a little bit Murderbot.""--NPR ""I might have a little bit of a thing for a robot. Its name is Murderbot... Network Effect [is] great."" --Wired ""I can think of no better company than this paranoid android."" --The New Scientist ""Murderbot, with its on-point observations and addictive interior monologues, is easily one of my favorite characters in SF... Highly recommended."" --Charles de Lint for Fantasy & Science Fiction ""I could read about Murderbot all week."" --Locus"

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