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All Systems Red

All Systems Red

eBook - 2017
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A murderous android discovers itself in "All Systems Red", a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial intelligence. In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn't a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied 'droid -- a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as "Murderbot." Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.
Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780765397522
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Murderbot has hacked its system and just wants to spend its time watching soap operas but when the crew is attacked it has to rouse itself into action.

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HPL_Michelle_N Jun 15, 2021

Incredible world-building, fast-paced plot, characters you love (or love to hate), and a wonderfully snarky sense of humor--I had more fun reading this book (and, so far, the whole series) than anything I've read in years.

Hillsboro_JeanineM Jun 10, 2021

Wow! This was such a great read! I love that an entire story and world happens in 150 pages.

May 24, 2021

Loved this! Murderbot just wants to be left alone and watch netflix/read/consume media but he has to go out and save the humans from themselves. Fortunately these humans are more tolerable than normal and when they find out their hired SecurityUnit is self aware they don't freak out... much.

May 16, 2021

I loved the new perspective!!!

JCLCharlesH May 03, 2021

Murderbot Diaries Book 1 - Told from the perspective of a cynical artificial construct designed to provide hired security, this novella is fast paced and action oriented throughout much of the story. At its core however, this is really a story based in humanity and compassion. Come for the sci-fi, stay for the heart.

FPL_Jenni Apr 17, 2021

All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries #1) is incredibly unique in its concepts and excellent in its execution. Novels told by an AI are normally dry and lacking; because Murderbot is a hacked system, the feelings and emotions are more human, surprisingly enough. This novel was the winner of multiple award and made its way onto many prestigious bestselling lists for good reason! This novella is an incredible story of what it means to be human, and how easily it is for some to completely disregard their own humanity in the face of profit. A novella that will make readers think about what makes them truly happy and if it is actually enough.

Apr 14, 2021

LOVE love love love love love Murderbot!

ArapahoeJohanna Apr 12, 2021

Good lord, what a fun read! This quick little novella was an absolute blast. Clever, funny, and weird, with a dark sense of humor and an intriguing narrator who's far more relatable than anyone called a "murderbot" should be. So glad this is just the first in a series- I'll be saving the rest for when I need a good pick-me-up.

JCLSteveC Apr 12, 2021

Great intro to this novella series. Cant wait for Murderbot's next journey.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Mar 19, 2021

This was a fun, snarky, intense first person view into a space world of humans and robots. Not my usual cup of tea but well written and enjoyable.

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Feb 23, 2021

Coarse Language: at least two uses of f**k; a few uses of s**t


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ReadingAdviser_Sally Mar 19, 2021

Yes, talk to Murderbot about its feelings. The idea was so painful I dropped to 97 percent efficiency. I’d rather climb back into Hostile One’s mouth.


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