All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) - Martha Wells 8.20   10

Hugo Award 2018, Nebula Award nominee 2017.

A novella.

A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that blends HBO's Westworld with Iain M. Banks' Culture books

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.

But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

Category: Science Fiction

Release date May 1, 2017

Details updated July 6, 2022

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The Murderbot Diaries :: Series

Series contains 6 primary works and has 6 total works.

The Murderbot Diaries, by bestselling author Martha Wells, is an action-packed, cerebral science fiction series about a self-hacking robot searching for the meaning of life.

The first book in the series, All Systems Red, swept the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards, and was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) 8.20   10
Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries #2) 8.34   6
Rogue Protocol (The Murderbot Diaries #3) 7.84   6
Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries #4) 8.34   6
Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries #5) 8.50   4
 Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries #6) 8.00   1

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