The New York Times bestselling security droid with a heart (though it wouldn't admit it!) is back in Fugitive Telemetry!
Having captured the hearts of readers across the globe (Annalee Newitz says it's "one of the most humane portraits of a nonhuman I've ever read") Murderbot has also established Martha Wells as one of the great SF writers of today.
No, I didn't kill the dead human. If I had, I wouldn't dump the body in the station mall.
When Murderbot discovers a dead body on Preservation Station, it knows it is going to have to assist station security to determine who the body is (was), how they were killed (that should be relatively straightforward, at least), and why (because apparently that matters to a lot of people—who knew?)
Yes, the unthinkable is about to happen: Murderbot must voluntarily speak to humans!
A new standalone adventure in the New York Times-bestselling, Hugo and Nebula Award winning series!
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Hugo and Nebula Award winner Wells brings her solitude-craving, media-loving killer robot protagonist another step closer to independence in the entertaining sixth entry in the Murderbot Diaries series (after Network Effect). A dead body found in Preservation Station mall propels Murderbot, a SecUnit, into a new contract as a consultant in the murder investigation. Murderbot hopes to gain the refugee status that would enable it to stay in the Preservation Alliance, but it's an uphill battle as rogue SecUnits are feared as unhinged killers an unfounded fear in this case, as Murderbot wants nothing more than to catch up on its favorite soap opera in peace. Vexed by the illogical humans it's forced to work with, Murderbot patiently explains its way through the clues it uncovers, and Senior Officer Indah can't help being impressed with Murderbot's investigative skills and surprisingly compassionate regard for life. Murderbot's wry observations of human behavior are as humorous as ever and the mystery is thoroughly satisfying. This is another winning series installment.
Not bad but what happened??
The only thing I didn’t like is that it seems like the story set up by the last book was completely abandoned
From $10 novels to this…
I get capitalism, but $12 for a novella is a bit extreme. Feels like a version of price gouging (“people are paying it so why not”). This is the first offering in the series that I won’t read… on principle.
Great sci-fi series!
I’ve really enjoyed the murderbot series and believe the author did a great job displaying the emotional aspects of being a humanized machine meant to kill. My biggest complaint is that I wish the books were longer, which is more a complement as I always dread the quickly approaching endings as I read the books in this series. Hopefully the next book in the series will be a full sized novel.