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 rIt 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…...
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Artificial Condition Reviews
I’m so obsessed with this series what the hell. also happy birthday to me in exactly one minute 🎉🎉
In case you were wondering, there’s no need to fear! This second novella is as great as the first. I loved getting back into Murderbot’s head and reveling in a character as socially awkward as I am (even if there isn’t any blood on my hands). This time around we get to meet a different lovably bumbling human crew (humans just don’t understand anything, do they?) and learn more of Murderbot’s history. The new character, ART, is also great fun and I hope we get to see it again. Unlike many second books in a series, the character growth stays strong. I greatly enjoy being along for Murderbot’s ride as it learns just who it is and who it can be.
More Murderbot! If you enjoyed All Systems Red then you will enjoy this new installment in the continuing adventures of Murderbot. Using the same snarky and awkward voice we've come to love, the Murderbot gets a little more information on its history and meets some new characters along the way. I particularly enjoyed ART and their interactions. I was worried the sequel might not be able to recapture the unique feel established in the first novella, but this did not disappoint. Intriguing, insightful, and funny, these stories are now officially among my favorites. I look forward to joining Murderbot on many new adventures in the future!
How come Amazon says it will be published on January 30 and I cannot pre-order this?
I bloody love Murderbot: https://blogendorff.com/2018/02/26/bo...
What does it want?To kill all the humans, I answered.... That is irrational.I know, I said. If the humans were dead, who would make the media? [p. 132][review placeholder -- ARC, publication date 7th May 2018]
Info & excerpt link from the author:https://marthawells.dreamwidth.org/41...Expected publication: May 8th 2018
Rounding up from 4.5 because this doesn't stand alone - if you haven't read All Systems Red (a 2018 Alex Award Top Ten), this won't make as much sense.Murderbot has decided to go rogue and figure out what really happened during the gap in its memory. He - it's decided it's a 'he' - travels back to the scene of the supposed crime, thinking he can go it alone. Of course, he can't and it's only with ART's help that he not only manages the trip but also finds employment. Answers? Well... some. It's clear that we'll have to wait until the third book for more about what happened, who ordered it and how Murderbot will respond. I'm loving this series and the challenges to our concepts of what is, and is not, artificial life. The idea that a Security Unit would just really want to bingewatch soaps is funny. ART's reaction to those soaps? Equally funny.ARC provided by publisher.
Murderbot is excellent and soft-hearted as ever! A more developed look into the relationships bots have with each other and the human factors that make them so fraught. Intrigue, adventure, and enjoyable carping about humanity. Loved it.
(ARC) Excellent entry in an imaginative series. One key plot element seems A bit of a deus ex machina (pun not intended) excessive coincidence/luck, but doesn't unduly detract from the overall tale.