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All Systems Red - Martha Wells
All Systems Red
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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.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780765397539 (0765397536)
ASIN: 765397536
Publisher: Tor
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
Series: The Murderbot Diaries (#1)
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Debbie's Spurts
Debbie's Spurts rated it
5.0 Review of "All Systems Red" (Murderbot Diaries, #1) by Martha Wells
I have the worst trouble writing reviews for books I unequivocally ★★★★★. Probably the best review I can give this is that I immediately pre-ordered the next book, Artificial Condition. I just loved being inside Murdebot's head. Grumpy, introverted, snarky, lazy, fighting any emotions or involv...
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it
4.5 All Systems Red by Martha Wells
The Murderbot Diaries #1: All Systems Red by Martha Wells I recently came across several reviews of this novella that looked interesting - a shy cyborg type creature that calls its self Murderbot is addicted to TV serials (??!!!). So I picked up the "book", read a few paragraphs while waiting fo...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
3.5 ALL SYSTEMS RED by Martha Wells
The world-building in this novella was good and I liked murderbot's conflicted feelings about himself and "his humans." At times, though, I felt that the book was trying too hard with the quips and it felt a little forced. I will most likely continue with this series. *Thanks to Tor's e-book club ...
Grimlock ♥ Prince Robot IV
Grimlock ♥ Prince Robot IV rated it
5.0 So much fun!
Fun, funny, touching. This is about Murderbot, although he's got organic parts, so he's not full bot. He comes from a world where bots are owned, although he's aware enough to know that he's not really happy with this concept. He's hacked his government module, which forces him to act in cer...
Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie
Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie rated it
4.0 “All Systems Red – The Murderbot Diaries #1” by Martha Wells – fresh, fun, science fiction novella
I picked up “All Systems Red” because it was one of the Best Science Fiction Nominees in the GoodReads Choice Awards 2017 It’s my first Martha Wells book, but I’m sure it won’t be my last. I’ve been reading Science Fiction for more than forty years and it’s rare for me to come across a novella a...
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