All Systems Red
A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial Intelligence. In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company.... show more
A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial Intelligence.
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.
Publish date: 2017-05-02
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
Series: The Murderbot Diaries (#1)
This book was highly recommended by a couple people I trust, so I was expecting to enjoy it. I was not, however, expecting it to be one of my favorite reads so far this year. This novella was so much more than I hoped for. This is hard sci-fi with a gooey heart filled center (much like the Murderbot...
Series: Murderbot Diaries #1 ‘All Systems Red’ is an awesome title for a novella featuring a cyborg. Technically, it’s a SecUnit but it calls itself Murderbot. It’s supposed to protect its survey team from outside threats. But all the equipment that the Company buys is cheap, so it’s hacked its ow...
A charming voice for a quick, fun read. Humor, body count, introspection, and corporate shenanigans well blended and told from the POV of a socially awkward protagonist who would really rather just watch TV.This is the first of the "Murderbot Diaries," a series I hope will have many more installment...
I like these Tor.com novellas.Our Hero in this is a pretty standard Wells character: The lost young person with out a family or home, who falls in with a new group of people and has to decide who they are in relation to their new circumstances. We saw it with Moon in the Raksura books, and all the w...