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)
After reading 'Network Effect' it was only a matter of time before I broke down and read the novellas. These are amazing, I can see why Tor has been able to market these as separate hardcover editions for so long. Murderbot, for those who don't know, is a SecUnit - a robot with organic component...
This feels like something Martha Wells wrote to entertain herself and I really enjoyed it. It's a novella and quite short and I want sequels. It's told from the point of view of an android who refers to themself as Murderbot. They have hacked their operating system and are largely autonomous. Mor...
All Systems Red is a first person narration by a "Murderbot," which is the narrator's term for itself and its fellow security robots. SecUnits are a mix of combat robotics with cloned human parts that make it more of a cyborg than a robot, although the term is never used. The narrator is unique in t...
What a great book! The cover makes the look all gloomy and dark but it's actually a really funny, sweet, engaging book. I am definitely going to read the series. I definitely would recommend this book
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This was great! I had a good feeling about this book when I found myself chuckling on the very first page. This was a story that I didn't want to start once I got started which worked out perfectly since it is short enough to be read in ...