All Systems Red

All Systems Red

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, s In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. E...

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Title:All Systems Red
Author:Martha Wells
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:All Systems Red
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

All Systems Red Reviews

  • Miriam
    Sep 15, 2017

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

    Charming, I think, is the right word to describe Martha Wells? All Systems Red. It wasn?t what I?d expected. I had seen that it was the first installment in something called The Murderbot Diaries and that it focused on a self-aware AI. This AI is known as a Security Unit (Murderb...

    This is a novella nominated for several awards and I know why. In this story, a security robot breaks its own company protocol, freeing itself from any restraints, thus allowing its personality to unfold. Through the eyes of "Murderbot" (she's named herself that way), we experience...

    I had so much fun reading this short little novella. I needed something quick and easy to read after Leviathan Wakes, and this just fit the bill. It is snarky and witty and surprisingly well-rounded. Our main character and point of view is Murderbot, as it likes to call itself. It i...

    Featured in my rundown of the best short SFF for Spring 2017: https://1000yearplan.com/2017/12/13/l... The difficulty of reconciling one?s private self with one?s public façade produces a multitude of anxieties that manifest in different ways. For the self-styled Murderbot of M...

    As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure. That was the hook that drew me to Martha Wells's fantastic sci-fi novella All Systems Red. It was everything an AI sci-fi story should be and then some! It was thought provoking but also entertaining and engaging. In a fut...

    Magnificent. Tor.com continue to rock it with this fantastic tale of a self-hacked cyborg security unit with a gloriously bad attitude. It just wants to sit there downloading soaps but HEY HO SABOTAGE, PEOPLE TO SAVE, PEOPLE TO KILL. Terrific writing, lovely characterisation, very ...

    Murderbot doesn't want to murder anyone. Murderbot just wants to be free. Free to binge-watch soap operas. Is that too much to ask? ...

  • Patrick
    Oct 27, 2018

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

  • Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
    Apr 25, 2018

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

  • Karl
    Nov 12, 2017

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

  • Mimi
    Oct 29, 2016

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

    Charming, I think, is the right word to describe Martha Wells? All Systems Red. It wasn?t what I?d expected. I had seen that it was the first installment in something called The Murderbot Diaries and that it focused on a self-aware AI. This AI is known as a Security Unit (Murderb...

    This is a novella nominated for several awards and I know why. In this story, a security robot breaks its own company protocol, freeing itself from any restraints, thus allowing its personality to unfold. Through the eyes of "Murderbot" (she's named herself that way), we experience...

    I had so much fun reading this short little novella. I needed something quick and easy to read after Leviathan Wakes, and this just fit the bill. It is snarky and witty and surprisingly well-rounded. Our main character and point of view is Murderbot, as it likes to call itself. It i...

    Featured in my rundown of the best short SFF for Spring 2017: https://1000yearplan.com/2017/12/13/l... The difficulty of reconciling one?s private self with one?s public façade produces a multitude of anxieties that manifest in different ways. For the self-styled Murderbot of M...

    As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure. That was the hook that drew me to Martha Wells's fantastic sci-fi novella All Systems Red. It was everything an AI sci-fi story should be and then some! It was thought provoking but also entertaining and engaging. In a fut...

    Magnificent. Tor.com continue to rock it with this fantastic tale of a self-hacked cyborg security unit with a gloriously bad attitude. It just wants to sit there downloading soaps but HEY HO SABOTAGE, PEOPLE TO SAVE, PEOPLE TO KILL. Terrific writing, lovely characterisation, very ...

    Murderbot doesn't want to murder anyone. Murderbot just wants to be free. Free to binge-watch soap operas. Is that too much to ask? ...

    Ok, I read (listened) to this one way back in May. I put off reviewing it because I had really mixed feelings. But now I've put it off for so long I don't really remember what those feelings were. Things I remember liking: *Murderbot's snark *Murderbot's apathy about everything e...

    ?You may have noticed that when I do manage to care, I?m a pessimist.? What a fantastic novella! I?ve had Martha Wells on my tbr list for a long time and even downloaded one of her fantasy novels but have never felt like reading it. The other day this came to my attention an...

    Murderbot is a part human (organic) and part machine being who works security for off-planet groups that do work and explore. The humans they are working for (the bot has no gender) experience trouble (like murder and sabotage and stuff) and Murderbot must save the day. So this was...

    This is at least as good as most of the reviews are saying, and it's an excellent example of what can be done with a simple plot and fantastic characters at the novella length. The story is told from the point of view of a rogue biomechanical security construct that calls itself mu...

    Maybe 4.5* but I had to bump it to 5* because I was just so happy while reading it. 2nd read: Loved it just as much the second time round! ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. ?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 possi...

    I had heard all sorts of wonderful things about All Systems Red before I picked it up (I have a lot of Goodreads friends who know their stuff when it comes to sci-fi! Yes, I'm looking at you, Caro M.) Now I trust their recommendations even more, because this book is easily my best Febr...

    Murderbot is a part robot, part human construct designed to function as Security for humans. They are a bit different from most of the Company SepcUnits becuase they have modified themselves to take out the control that the Company and the humans have over them, but they know that this...

    Snarky robots are like catnip to me. Turns out Martha Wells is pretty funny. ...

    The audio read by Kevin R. Free is superbly read and a lot of fun. He captured Murderbot's personality almost exactly how I had imagined it. * * * * * Rereading via audio to prepare for Artificial Condition. It's been just a year, but I'm already having trouble recalling the d...

  • unknown
    Mar 04, 2017

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

    Charming, I think, is the right word to describe Martha Wells? All Systems Red. It wasn?t what I?d expected. I had seen that it was the first installment in something called The Murderbot Diaries and that it focused on a self-aware AI. This AI is known as a Security Unit (Murderb...

    This is a novella nominated for several awards and I know why. In this story, a security robot breaks its own company protocol, freeing itself from any restraints, thus allowing its personality to unfold. Through the eyes of "Murderbot" (she's named herself that way), we experience...

    I had so much fun reading this short little novella. I needed something quick and easy to read after Leviathan Wakes, and this just fit the bill. It is snarky and witty and surprisingly well-rounded. Our main character and point of view is Murderbot, as it likes to call itself. It i...

    Featured in my rundown of the best short SFF for Spring 2017: https://1000yearplan.com/2017/12/13/l... The difficulty of reconciling one?s private self with one?s public façade produces a multitude of anxieties that manifest in different ways. For the self-styled Murderbot of M...

    As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure. That was the hook that drew me to Martha Wells's fantastic sci-fi novella All Systems Red. It was everything an AI sci-fi story should be and then some! It was thought provoking but also entertaining and engaging. In a fut...

    Magnificent. Tor.com continue to rock it with this fantastic tale of a self-hacked cyborg security unit with a gloriously bad attitude. It just wants to sit there downloading soaps but HEY HO SABOTAGE, PEOPLE TO SAVE, PEOPLE TO KILL. Terrific writing, lovely characterisation, very ...

    Murderbot doesn't want to murder anyone. Murderbot just wants to be free. Free to binge-watch soap operas. Is that too much to ask? ...

    Ok, I read (listened) to this one way back in May. I put off reviewing it because I had really mixed feelings. But now I've put it off for so long I don't really remember what those feelings were. Things I remember liking: *Murderbot's snark *Murderbot's apathy about everything e...

    ?You may have noticed that when I do manage to care, I?m a pessimist.? What a fantastic novella! I?ve had Martha Wells on my tbr list for a long time and even downloaded one of her fantasy novels but have never felt like reading it. The other day this came to my attention an...

    Murderbot is a part human (organic) and part machine being who works security for off-planet groups that do work and explore. The humans they are working for (the bot has no gender) experience trouble (like murder and sabotage and stuff) and Murderbot must save the day. So this was...

    This is at least as good as most of the reviews are saying, and it's an excellent example of what can be done with a simple plot and fantastic characters at the novella length. The story is told from the point of view of a rogue biomechanical security construct that calls itself mu...

    Maybe 4.5* but I had to bump it to 5* because I was just so happy while reading it. 2nd read: Loved it just as much the second time round! ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. ?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 possi...

    I had heard all sorts of wonderful things about All Systems Red before I picked it up (I have a lot of Goodreads friends who know their stuff when it comes to sci-fi! Yes, I'm looking at you, Caro M.) Now I trust their recommendations even more, because this book is easily my best Febr...

    Murderbot is a part robot, part human construct designed to function as Security for humans. They are a bit different from most of the Company SepcUnits becuase they have modified themselves to take out the control that the Company and the humans have over them, but they know that this...

    Snarky robots are like catnip to me. Turns out Martha Wells is pretty funny. ...

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    May 19, 2018

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

  • Trish
    May 14, 2018

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

    Charming, I think, is the right word to describe Martha Wells? All Systems Red. It wasn?t what I?d expected. I had seen that it was the first installment in something called The Murderbot Diaries and that it focused on a self-aware AI. This AI is known as a Security Unit (Murderb...

    This is a novella nominated for several awards and I know why. In this story, a security robot breaks its own company protocol, freeing itself from any restraints, thus allowing its personality to unfold. Through the eyes of "Murderbot" (she's named herself that way), we experience...

  • J.L.   Sutton
    Jun 29, 2018

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

    Charming, I think, is the right word to describe Martha Wells? All Systems Red. It wasn?t what I?d expected. I had seen that it was the first installment in something called The Murderbot Diaries and that it focused on a self-aware AI. This AI is known as a Security Unit (Murderb...

  • Carol.
    Sep 07, 2017

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

  • Bradley
    Sep 09, 2017

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

  • Gavin
    Nov 06, 2017

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

    Charming, I think, is the right word to describe Martha Wells? All Systems Red. It wasn?t what I?d expected. I had seen that it was the first installment in something called The Murderbot Diaries and that it focused on a self-aware AI. This AI is known as a Security Unit (Murderb...

    This is a novella nominated for several awards and I know why. In this story, a security robot breaks its own company protocol, freeing itself from any restraints, thus allowing its personality to unfold. Through the eyes of "Murderbot" (she's named herself that way), we experience...

    I had so much fun reading this short little novella. I needed something quick and easy to read after Leviathan Wakes, and this just fit the bill. It is snarky and witty and surprisingly well-rounded. Our main character and point of view is Murderbot, as it likes to call itself. It i...

    Featured in my rundown of the best short SFF for Spring 2017: https://1000yearplan.com/2017/12/13/l... The difficulty of reconciling one?s private self with one?s public façade produces a multitude of anxieties that manifest in different ways. For the self-styled Murderbot of M...

    As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure. That was the hook that drew me to Martha Wells's fantastic sci-fi novella All Systems Red. It was everything an AI sci-fi story should be and then some! It was thought provoking but also entertaining and engaging. In a fut...

  • Emma
    Nov 12, 2017

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

    Charming, I think, is the right word to describe Martha Wells? All Systems Red. It wasn?t what I?d expected. I had seen that it was the first installment in something called The Murderbot Diaries and that it focused on a self-aware AI. This AI is known as a Security Unit (Murderb...

    This is a novella nominated for several awards and I know why. In this story, a security robot breaks its own company protocol, freeing itself from any restraints, thus allowing its personality to unfold. Through the eyes of "Murderbot" (she's named herself that way), we experience...

    I had so much fun reading this short little novella. I needed something quick and easy to read after Leviathan Wakes, and this just fit the bill. It is snarky and witty and surprisingly well-rounded. Our main character and point of view is Murderbot, as it likes to call itself. It i...

    Featured in my rundown of the best short SFF for Spring 2017: https://1000yearplan.com/2017/12/13/l... The difficulty of reconciling one?s private self with one?s public façade produces a multitude of anxieties that manifest in different ways. For the self-styled Murderbot of M...

    As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure. That was the hook that drew me to Martha Wells's fantastic sci-fi novella All Systems Red. It was everything an AI sci-fi story should be and then some! It was thought provoking but also entertaining and engaging. In a fut...

    Magnificent. Tor.com continue to rock it with this fantastic tale of a self-hacked cyborg security unit with a gloriously bad attitude. It just wants to sit there downloading soaps but HEY HO SABOTAGE, PEOPLE TO SAVE, PEOPLE TO KILL. Terrific writing, lovely characterisation, very ...

    Murderbot doesn't want to murder anyone. Murderbot just wants to be free. Free to binge-watch soap operas. Is that too much to ask? ...

    Ok, I read (listened) to this one way back in May. I put off reviewing it because I had really mixed feelings. But now I've put it off for so long I don't really remember what those feelings were. Things I remember liking: *Murderbot's snark *Murderbot's apathy about everything e...

    ?You may have noticed that when I do manage to care, I?m a pessimist.? What a fantastic novella! I?ve had Martha Wells on my tbr list for a long time and even downloaded one of her fantasy novels but have never felt like reading it. The other day this came to my attention an...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Apr 09, 2018

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

  • Lindsay
    Sep 01, 2017

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

    Charming, I think, is the right word to describe Martha Wells? All Systems Red. It wasn?t what I?d expected. I had seen that it was the first installment in something called The Murderbot Diaries and that it focused on a self-aware AI. This AI is known as a Security Unit (Murderb...

    This is a novella nominated for several awards and I know why. In this story, a security robot breaks its own company protocol, freeing itself from any restraints, thus allowing its personality to unfold. Through the eyes of "Murderbot" (she's named herself that way), we experience...

    I had so much fun reading this short little novella. I needed something quick and easy to read after Leviathan Wakes, and this just fit the bill. It is snarky and witty and surprisingly well-rounded. Our main character and point of view is Murderbot, as it likes to call itself. It i...

    Featured in my rundown of the best short SFF for Spring 2017: https://1000yearplan.com/2017/12/13/l... The difficulty of reconciling one?s private self with one?s public façade produces a multitude of anxieties that manifest in different ways. For the self-styled Murderbot of M...

    As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure. That was the hook that drew me to Martha Wells's fantastic sci-fi novella All Systems Red. It was everything an AI sci-fi story should be and then some! It was thought provoking but also entertaining and engaging. In a fut...

    Magnificent. Tor.com continue to rock it with this fantastic tale of a self-hacked cyborg security unit with a gloriously bad attitude. It just wants to sit there downloading soaps but HEY HO SABOTAGE, PEOPLE TO SAVE, PEOPLE TO KILL. Terrific writing, lovely characterisation, very ...

    Murderbot doesn't want to murder anyone. Murderbot just wants to be free. Free to binge-watch soap operas. Is that too much to ask? ...

    Ok, I read (listened) to this one way back in May. I put off reviewing it because I had really mixed feelings. But now I've put it off for so long I don't really remember what those feelings were. Things I remember liking: *Murderbot's snark *Murderbot's apathy about everything e...

    ?You may have noticed that when I do manage to care, I?m a pessimist.? What a fantastic novella! I?ve had Martha Wells on my tbr list for a long time and even downloaded one of her fantasy novels but have never felt like reading it. The other day this came to my attention an...

    Murderbot is a part human (organic) and part machine being who works security for off-planet groups that do work and explore. The humans they are working for (the bot has no gender) experience trouble (like murder and sabotage and stuff) and Murderbot must save the day. So this was...

    This is at least as good as most of the reviews are saying, and it's an excellent example of what can be done with a simple plot and fantastic characters at the novella length. The story is told from the point of view of a rogue biomechanical security construct that calls itself mu...

  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
    May 18, 2018

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    Sep 25, 2017

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

    Charming, I think, is the right word to describe Martha Wells? All Systems Red. It wasn?t what I?d expected. I had seen that it was the first installment in something called The Murderbot Diaries and that it focused on a self-aware AI. This AI is known as a Security Unit (Murderb...

    This is a novella nominated for several awards and I know why. In this story, a security robot breaks its own company protocol, freeing itself from any restraints, thus allowing its personality to unfold. Through the eyes of "Murderbot" (she's named herself that way), we experience...

    I had so much fun reading this short little novella. I needed something quick and easy to read after Leviathan Wakes, and this just fit the bill. It is snarky and witty and surprisingly well-rounded. Our main character and point of view is Murderbot, as it likes to call itself. It i...

    Featured in my rundown of the best short SFF for Spring 2017: https://1000yearplan.com/2017/12/13/l... The difficulty of reconciling one?s private self with one?s public façade produces a multitude of anxieties that manifest in different ways. For the self-styled Murderbot of M...

    As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure. That was the hook that drew me to Martha Wells's fantastic sci-fi novella All Systems Red. It was everything an AI sci-fi story should be and then some! It was thought provoking but also entertaining and engaging. In a fut...

    Magnificent. Tor.com continue to rock it with this fantastic tale of a self-hacked cyborg security unit with a gloriously bad attitude. It just wants to sit there downloading soaps but HEY HO SABOTAGE, PEOPLE TO SAVE, PEOPLE TO KILL. Terrific writing, lovely characterisation, very ...

    Murderbot doesn't want to murder anyone. Murderbot just wants to be free. Free to binge-watch soap operas. Is that too much to ask? ...

    Ok, I read (listened) to this one way back in May. I put off reviewing it because I had really mixed feelings. But now I've put it off for so long I don't really remember what those feelings were. Things I remember liking: *Murderbot's snark *Murderbot's apathy about everything e...

    ?You may have noticed that when I do manage to care, I?m a pessimist.? What a fantastic novella! I?ve had Martha Wells on my tbr list for a long time and even downloaded one of her fantasy novels but have never felt like reading it. The other day this came to my attention an...

    Murderbot is a part human (organic) and part machine being who works security for off-planet groups that do work and explore. The humans they are working for (the bot has no gender) experience trouble (like murder and sabotage and stuff) and Murderbot must save the day. So this was...

    This is at least as good as most of the reviews are saying, and it's an excellent example of what can be done with a simple plot and fantastic characters at the novella length. The story is told from the point of view of a rogue biomechanical security construct that calls itself mu...

    Maybe 4.5* but I had to bump it to 5* because I was just so happy while reading it. 2nd read: Loved it just as much the second time round! ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. ?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 possi...

    I had heard all sorts of wonderful things about All Systems Red before I picked it up (I have a lot of Goodreads friends who know their stuff when it comes to sci-fi! Yes, I'm looking at you, Caro M.) Now I trust their recommendations even more, because this book is easily my best Febr...

  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    Nov 19, 2017

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

    Charming, I think, is the right word to describe Martha Wells? All Systems Red. It wasn?t what I?d expected. I had seen that it was the first installment in something called The Murderbot Diaries and that it focused on a self-aware AI. This AI is known as a Security Unit (Murderb...

    This is a novella nominated for several awards and I know why. In this story, a security robot breaks its own company protocol, freeing itself from any restraints, thus allowing its personality to unfold. Through the eyes of "Murderbot" (she's named herself that way), we experience...

    I had so much fun reading this short little novella. I needed something quick and easy to read after Leviathan Wakes, and this just fit the bill. It is snarky and witty and surprisingly well-rounded. Our main character and point of view is Murderbot, as it likes to call itself. It i...

    Featured in my rundown of the best short SFF for Spring 2017: https://1000yearplan.com/2017/12/13/l... The difficulty of reconciling one?s private self with one?s public façade produces a multitude of anxieties that manifest in different ways. For the self-styled Murderbot of M...

    As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure. That was the hook that drew me to Martha Wells's fantastic sci-fi novella All Systems Red. It was everything an AI sci-fi story should be and then some! It was thought provoking but also entertaining and engaging. In a fut...

    Magnificent. Tor.com continue to rock it with this fantastic tale of a self-hacked cyborg security unit with a gloriously bad attitude. It just wants to sit there downloading soaps but HEY HO SABOTAGE, PEOPLE TO SAVE, PEOPLE TO KILL. Terrific writing, lovely characterisation, very ...

    Murderbot doesn't want to murder anyone. Murderbot just wants to be free. Free to binge-watch soap operas. Is that too much to ask? ...

    Ok, I read (listened) to this one way back in May. I put off reviewing it because I had really mixed feelings. But now I've put it off for so long I don't really remember what those feelings were. Things I remember liking: *Murderbot's snark *Murderbot's apathy about everything e...

    ?You may have noticed that when I do manage to care, I?m a pessimist.? What a fantastic novella! I?ve had Martha Wells on my tbr list for a long time and even downloaded one of her fantasy novels but have never felt like reading it. The other day this came to my attention an...

    Murderbot is a part human (organic) and part machine being who works security for off-planet groups that do work and explore. The humans they are working for (the bot has no gender) experience trouble (like murder and sabotage and stuff) and Murderbot must save the day. So this was...

    This is at least as good as most of the reviews are saying, and it's an excellent example of what can be done with a simple plot and fantastic characters at the novella length. The story is told from the point of view of a rogue biomechanical security construct that calls itself mu...

    Maybe 4.5* but I had to bump it to 5* because I was just so happy while reading it. 2nd read: Loved it just as much the second time round! ...

  • Kaitlin
    Feb 25, 2018

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

    Charming, I think, is the right word to describe Martha Wells? All Systems Red. It wasn?t what I?d expected. I had seen that it was the first installment in something called The Murderbot Diaries and that it focused on a self-aware AI. This AI is known as a Security Unit (Murderb...

    This is a novella nominated for several awards and I know why. In this story, a security robot breaks its own company protocol, freeing itself from any restraints, thus allowing its personality to unfold. Through the eyes of "Murderbot" (she's named herself that way), we experience...

    I had so much fun reading this short little novella. I needed something quick and easy to read after Leviathan Wakes, and this just fit the bill. It is snarky and witty and surprisingly well-rounded. Our main character and point of view is Murderbot, as it likes to call itself. It i...

    Featured in my rundown of the best short SFF for Spring 2017: https://1000yearplan.com/2017/12/13/l... The difficulty of reconciling one?s private self with one?s public façade produces a multitude of anxieties that manifest in different ways. For the self-styled Murderbot of M...

    As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure. That was the hook that drew me to Martha Wells's fantastic sci-fi novella All Systems Red. It was everything an AI sci-fi story should be and then some! It was thought provoking but also entertaining and engaging. In a fut...

    Magnificent. Tor.com continue to rock it with this fantastic tale of a self-hacked cyborg security unit with a gloriously bad attitude. It just wants to sit there downloading soaps but HEY HO SABOTAGE, PEOPLE TO SAVE, PEOPLE TO KILL. Terrific writing, lovely characterisation, very ...

    Murderbot doesn't want to murder anyone. Murderbot just wants to be free. Free to binge-watch soap operas. Is that too much to ask? ...

    Ok, I read (listened) to this one way back in May. I put off reviewing it because I had really mixed feelings. But now I've put it off for so long I don't really remember what those feelings were. Things I remember liking: *Murderbot's snark *Murderbot's apathy about everything e...

    ?You may have noticed that when I do manage to care, I?m a pessimist.? What a fantastic novella! I?ve had Martha Wells on my tbr list for a long time and even downloaded one of her fantasy novels but have never felt like reading it. The other day this came to my attention an...

    Murderbot is a part human (organic) and part machine being who works security for off-planet groups that do work and explore. The humans they are working for (the bot has no gender) experience trouble (like murder and sabotage and stuff) and Murderbot must save the day. So this was...

    This is at least as good as most of the reviews are saying, and it's an excellent example of what can be done with a simple plot and fantastic characters at the novella length. The story is told from the point of view of a rogue biomechanical security construct that calls itself mu...

    Maybe 4.5* but I had to bump it to 5* because I was just so happy while reading it. 2nd read: Loved it just as much the second time round! ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. ?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 possi...

    I had heard all sorts of wonderful things about All Systems Red before I picked it up (I have a lot of Goodreads friends who know their stuff when it comes to sci-fi! Yes, I'm looking at you, Caro M.) Now I trust their recommendations even more, because this book is easily my best Febr...

    Murderbot is a part robot, part human construct designed to function as Security for humans. They are a bit different from most of the Company SepcUnits becuase they have modified themselves to take out the control that the Company and the humans have over them, but they know that this...

  • K.J. Charles
    Jun 05, 2017

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

    Charming, I think, is the right word to describe Martha Wells? All Systems Red. It wasn?t what I?d expected. I had seen that it was the first installment in something called The Murderbot Diaries and that it focused on a self-aware AI. This AI is known as a Security Unit (Murderb...

    This is a novella nominated for several awards and I know why. In this story, a security robot breaks its own company protocol, freeing itself from any restraints, thus allowing its personality to unfold. Through the eyes of "Murderbot" (she's named herself that way), we experience...

    I had so much fun reading this short little novella. I needed something quick and easy to read after Leviathan Wakes, and this just fit the bill. It is snarky and witty and surprisingly well-rounded. Our main character and point of view is Murderbot, as it likes to call itself. It i...

    Featured in my rundown of the best short SFF for Spring 2017: https://1000yearplan.com/2017/12/13/l... The difficulty of reconciling one?s private self with one?s public façade produces a multitude of anxieties that manifest in different ways. For the self-styled Murderbot of M...

    As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure. That was the hook that drew me to Martha Wells's fantastic sci-fi novella All Systems Red. It was everything an AI sci-fi story should be and then some! It was thought provoking but also entertaining and engaging. In a fut...

    Magnificent. Tor.com continue to rock it with this fantastic tale of a self-hacked cyborg security unit with a gloriously bad attitude. It just wants to sit there downloading soaps but HEY HO SABOTAGE, PEOPLE TO SAVE, PEOPLE TO KILL. Terrific writing, lovely characterisation, very ...

  • Jilly
    May 11, 2018

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

  • Manuel Antão
    May 15, 2018

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

    Charming, I think, is the right word to describe Martha Wells? All Systems Red. It wasn?t what I?d expected. I had seen that it was the first installment in something called The Murderbot Diaries and that it focused on a self-aware AI. This AI is known as a Security Unit (Murderb...

    This is a novella nominated for several awards and I know why. In this story, a security robot breaks its own company protocol, freeing itself from any restraints, thus allowing its personality to unfold. Through the eyes of "Murderbot" (she's named herself that way), we experience...

    I had so much fun reading this short little novella. I needed something quick and easy to read after Leviathan Wakes, and this just fit the bill. It is snarky and witty and surprisingly well-rounded. Our main character and point of view is Murderbot, as it likes to call itself. It i...

    Featured in my rundown of the best short SFF for Spring 2017: https://1000yearplan.com/2017/12/13/l... The difficulty of reconciling one?s private self with one?s public façade produces a multitude of anxieties that manifest in different ways. For the self-styled Murderbot of M...

    As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure. That was the hook that drew me to Martha Wells's fantastic sci-fi novella All Systems Red. It was everything an AI sci-fi story should be and then some! It was thought provoking but also entertaining and engaging. In a fut...

    Magnificent. Tor.com continue to rock it with this fantastic tale of a self-hacked cyborg security unit with a gloriously bad attitude. It just wants to sit there downloading soaps but HEY HO SABOTAGE, PEOPLE TO SAVE, PEOPLE TO KILL. Terrific writing, lovely characterisation, very ...

    Murderbot doesn't want to murder anyone. Murderbot just wants to be free. Free to binge-watch soap operas. Is that too much to ask? ...

    Ok, I read (listened) to this one way back in May. I put off reviewing it because I had really mixed feelings. But now I've put it off for so long I don't really remember what those feelings were. Things I remember liking: *Murderbot's snark *Murderbot's apathy about everything e...

    ?You may have noticed that when I do manage to care, I?m a pessimist.? What a fantastic novella! I?ve had Martha Wells on my tbr list for a long time and even downloaded one of her fantasy novels but have never felt like reading it. The other day this came to my attention an...

    Murderbot is a part human (organic) and part machine being who works security for off-planet groups that do work and explore. The humans they are working for (the bot has no gender) experience trouble (like murder and sabotage and stuff) and Murderbot must save the day. So this was...

    This is at least as good as most of the reviews are saying, and it's an excellent example of what can be done with a simple plot and fantastic characters at the novella length. The story is told from the point of view of a rogue biomechanical security construct that calls itself mu...

    Maybe 4.5* but I had to bump it to 5* because I was just so happy while reading it. 2nd read: Loved it just as much the second time round! ...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. ?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 possi...

  • Gary
    Dec 13, 2017

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

    Charming, I think, is the right word to describe Martha Wells? All Systems Red. It wasn?t what I?d expected. I had seen that it was the first installment in something called The Murderbot Diaries and that it focused on a self-aware AI. This AI is known as a Security Unit (Murderb...

    This is a novella nominated for several awards and I know why. In this story, a security robot breaks its own company protocol, freeing itself from any restraints, thus allowing its personality to unfold. Through the eyes of "Murderbot" (she's named herself that way), we experience...

    I had so much fun reading this short little novella. I needed something quick and easy to read after Leviathan Wakes, and this just fit the bill. It is snarky and witty and surprisingly well-rounded. Our main character and point of view is Murderbot, as it likes to call itself. It i...

    Featured in my rundown of the best short SFF for Spring 2017: https://1000yearplan.com/2017/12/13/l... The difficulty of reconciling one?s private self with one?s public façade produces a multitude of anxieties that manifest in different ways. For the self-styled Murderbot of M...

  • Philip
    Oct 06, 2017

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

  • Jane
    Dec 01, 2018

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

    Charming, I think, is the right word to describe Martha Wells? All Systems Red. It wasn?t what I?d expected. I had seen that it was the first installment in something called The Murderbot Diaries and that it focused on a self-aware AI. This AI is known as a Security Unit (Murderb...

    This is a novella nominated for several awards and I know why. In this story, a security robot breaks its own company protocol, freeing itself from any restraints, thus allowing its personality to unfold. Through the eyes of "Murderbot" (she's named herself that way), we experience...

    I had so much fun reading this short little novella. I needed something quick and easy to read after Leviathan Wakes, and this just fit the bill. It is snarky and witty and surprisingly well-rounded. Our main character and point of view is Murderbot, as it likes to call itself. It i...

    Featured in my rundown of the best short SFF for Spring 2017: https://1000yearplan.com/2017/12/13/l... The difficulty of reconciling one?s private self with one?s public façade produces a multitude of anxieties that manifest in different ways. For the self-styled Murderbot of M...

    As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure. That was the hook that drew me to Martha Wells's fantastic sci-fi novella All Systems Red. It was everything an AI sci-fi story should be and then some! It was thought provoking but also entertaining and engaging. In a fut...

    Magnificent. Tor.com continue to rock it with this fantastic tale of a self-hacked cyborg security unit with a gloriously bad attitude. It just wants to sit there downloading soaps but HEY HO SABOTAGE, PEOPLE TO SAVE, PEOPLE TO KILL. Terrific writing, lovely characterisation, very ...

    Murderbot doesn't want to murder anyone. Murderbot just wants to be free. Free to binge-watch soap operas. Is that too much to ask? ...

    Ok, I read (listened) to this one way back in May. I put off reviewing it because I had really mixed feelings. But now I've put it off for so long I don't really remember what those feelings were. Things I remember liking: *Murderbot's snark *Murderbot's apathy about everything e...

  • Hannah
    Feb 16, 2018

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

    Charming, I think, is the right word to describe Martha Wells? All Systems Red. It wasn?t what I?d expected. I had seen that it was the first installment in something called The Murderbot Diaries and that it focused on a self-aware AI. This AI is known as a Security Unit (Murderb...

    This is a novella nominated for several awards and I know why. In this story, a security robot breaks its own company protocol, freeing itself from any restraints, thus allowing its personality to unfold. Through the eyes of "Murderbot" (she's named herself that way), we experience...

    I had so much fun reading this short little novella. I needed something quick and easy to read after Leviathan Wakes, and this just fit the bill. It is snarky and witty and surprisingly well-rounded. Our main character and point of view is Murderbot, as it likes to call itself. It i...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Mar 03, 2018

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Jun 07, 2018

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

  • Petrik
    Jul 30, 2018

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

  • Sh3lly (grumpybookgrrrl)
    Sep 19, 2018

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of storytelling. Or I maunder on about some element of the book I read and use it as a ste...

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn't had to do anything but stand around watching humans make scans or take samples of d...

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much? Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who?s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet. Thing is, Murderbot doesn?t really like humans and would rather watch entertain...

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than this first book, truth be told, though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don?...

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now. So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer...

    A super short and quite fun read. This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and series; All Systems Red in particular received plenty of awards and because of that I ...

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I?d been hounding for in a good sci-fi ? an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some cool technology shit. Five pages into this novella and I was able to check off all th...

    Entry #1 I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial Condition" (16.99 for a hardcover and 9.99 for the kindle) to appear somewhere ne...

    ?I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably...

    *Edited to add* I met Martha Wells today!! I'm on the left. Yes, my hair is lavender. I am finally starting a blog. It is about time, yeah? Only a thousand reviews to add onto that site. www.jillyshmilly.blogspot.com This book takes several pages to get acclimated, and also to...

    The Murderbot novella series had crossed my path a time or two before I finally picked it up, but it was the glowing recommendation from my book buddy TS & the convenient timing of an Audible Daily Deal that pushed my curiosity over the edge! This was such an adorable story, wh...

    3ish stars. Some heavy themes wrapped up in what is otherwise a relatively fluffy novella. The plot's straight-forward, the prose is decent, but it's charming and witty. Murderbot, who repeatedly says that she'd rather be netflixing, is surprisingly relatable. One of my favorite par...

    Charming, I think, is the right word to describe Martha Wells? All Systems Red. It wasn?t what I?d expected. I had seen that it was the first installment in something called The Murderbot Diaries and that it focused on a self-aware AI. This AI is known as a Security Unit (Murderb...

    This is a novella nominated for several awards and I know why. In this story, a security robot breaks its own company protocol, freeing itself from any restraints, thus allowing its personality to unfold. Through the eyes of "Murderbot" (she's named herself that way), we experience...

    I had so much fun reading this short little novella. I needed something quick and easy to read after Leviathan Wakes, and this just fit the bill. It is snarky and witty and surprisingly well-rounded. Our main character and point of view is Murderbot, as it likes to call itself. It i...

    Featured in my rundown of the best short SFF for Spring 2017: https://1000yearplan.com/2017/12/13/l... The difficulty of reconciling one?s private self with one?s public façade produces a multitude of anxieties that manifest in different ways. For the self-styled Murderbot of M...

    As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure. That was the hook that drew me to Martha Wells's fantastic sci-fi novella All Systems Red. It was everything an AI sci-fi story should be and then some! It was thought provoking but also entertaining and engaging. In a fut...

    Magnificent. Tor.com continue to rock it with this fantastic tale of a self-hacked cyborg security unit with a gloriously bad attitude. It just wants to sit there downloading soaps but HEY HO SABOTAGE, PEOPLE TO SAVE, PEOPLE TO KILL. Terrific writing, lovely characterisation, very ...

    Murderbot doesn't want to murder anyone. Murderbot just wants to be free. Free to binge-watch soap operas. Is that too much to ask? ...

    Ok, I read (listened) to this one way back in May. I put off reviewing it because I had really mixed feelings. But now I've put it off for so long I don't really remember what those feelings were. Things I remember liking: *Murderbot's snark *Murderbot's apathy about everything e...

    ?You may have noticed that when I do manage to care, I?m a pessimist.? What a fantastic novella! I?ve had Martha Wells on my tbr list for a long time and even downloaded one of her fantasy novels but have never felt like reading it. The other day this came to my attention an...

    Murderbot is a part human (organic) and part machine being who works security for off-planet groups that do work and explore. The humans they are working for (the bot has no gender) experience trouble (like murder and sabotage and stuff) and Murderbot must save the day. So this was...