I absolutely loved this book. If like me, you love anything set in space, give this one a try. I’m a sucker for a good space opera/Western, and this is the best one I’ve read. Don’t let its short length and deceptively simple plot fool you, All Systems Red is full of action, heart, and surprising depth. “Murderbot” may not technically be human, but they could easily fool me. It’s the perfect book — whether you’re an avid reader, a reluctant one, or find yourself in a reading slump. Recommended By Charlotte S., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Now available in hardcover, All Systems Red is the first entry in Martha Wells' New York Times and USA Today bestselling science fiction series, The Murderbot Diaries.
Winner: 2018 Hugo Award
Winner: 2018 Nebula Award
Winner: 2018 Alex Award
Winner: 2018 Locus Award
As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure.
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.
The Murderbot Diaries
#1 All Systems Red
#2 Artificial Condition
#3 Rogue Protocol
#4 Exit Strategy