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: 2015-10-30
Publisher: Recorded Books
Edition language: English
Series: The Murderbot Diaries (#1)
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 ...
“I remember every word ever said to me." That was a lie. Who would want that? Most of it I delete from permanent memory.”In "All Systems Red" by Martha Wells The question is always the same: How is it possible to have an absolutely distinctive voice from the first page onwards? How can I build a ...
Murderbot is a SecUnit that hacked its own governor module a while back. Instead of using its newfound freedom to go on a killing spree, it's been quietly putting a bare minimum amount of effort into its job in order to hide the massive amount of time and effort it's putting into surreptitiously con...
The audio performance of this was really good! I'm completely hooked on Murderbot now and dying to find out what happens to him next -after that cliffhanger ending.
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...