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It has a dark past – one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself “Murderbot”.
But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more.
Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don’t want to know what the “A” stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue.
What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks…
These novellas read like engrossing episodes of your favorite science fiction TV show and I inhale them like popcorn. Murderbot is an unexpected, understated delight and its dry sense of humor keeps me smiling. Its observations of humanity are on point and hilarious. It’s teamed up with ART (short for Asshole Research Transport) in this installment and their interactions are priceless. I hope we see much more of ART in the future. Highly recommended if you need a fast palate cleanser between heavier books.
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- All Systems Red by Martha Wells, read by Kevin R. Free
- “The Secret Life of Bots” by Suzanne Palmer
- Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston
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