All Systems Red (Pdf or Kindle ePUB) AUTHOR Martha Wells

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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 isBut when a neighboring mission goes dark it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the tru 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 35000 hours or so since then with still not much murdering but probably I don t know a little under 3500 hours of movies serials books plays and music consumed As a heartless killing machine I was a terrible failure These novellas are a story of what it means to be human and a story of the human tendency to create a group that is less than human Featuring a sarcastic and antisocial protagonist an intriguing world and all the morality issues I needed This review will function as a full review for the seriesThis novella seriess dabbles really explicitly with the idea of being human and trying not to be human Murderbot lives in a world where it cannot be considered fully human and as a result it shuts itself off from other humans and tries to avoid group dynamics altogether And as a result I love the character of Murderbot so much and I m going to rant about this Something I like about this series is that Murderbot is written as a powerful killing machine and actually is Murderbot is really competent at what they do but not in an unrealistic way I feel like a lot of lies I read in fiction are so obviously lies that anyone could guess it but Murderbot just genuinely is talented at making lies sound real and knowing when to drop info and when to stay uiet I love realistic badassery But Murderbot also has this compulsory need to be above human attachment and act as if it does not have feeings It totally doesThe worldbuilding of this series is really fantastic especially as the series goes on I talked about this in my review for book two But this series does definitely have very interesting worldbuilding with a wide scope and heavy lens of environmentalismBlog Goodreads Twitter Youtube

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All Systems Red

Ded to the lowest bidder safety isn't a primary concernOn 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 Feb 2019 reread just for fun And to see if my rating would change now that I ve read the full set of MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas spoiler alert it didn t but I did enjoy this reread a little than my initial read All Systems Red won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella not to mention several other awards There are so far three seuels and I loved them all even than this first book truth be told though maybe it just took me a while to really warm up to Murderbot It s definitely a series that s worth reading and this first book is just 399 for the Kindle versionReview posted on Fantasy LiteratureThe narrator of All Systems Red is a once nameless cyborg security unit or SecUnit that has given itself the name Murderbot for reasons disclosed midway through the story Using its own unprecedented and highly unauthorized initiative Murderbot has hacked the governor module software that controls its actions and obligates it to be obedient But instead of going on a killing spree as one might expect given the name it adopted Murderbot elects to spend its spare hours watching countless hours of video entertainment and trying not to interact than is necessary with the group of eight humans that it s responsible for protecting a survey group of eight scientists called PreservationAux that is exploring the natural resources on an uninhabited planetMurderbot s self isolation and studied lack of caring starts to break down however when potentially deadly accidents start to occur with suspicious regularity Dr Bharadwaj is almost killed by an alien creature that explodes out of the bottom of one of the many craters along the coast and the group finds that data has been deleted from the warnings and fauna sections of their planetary survey package The autopilot of their hopper aircraft cuts out without warning which could have led to a fatal crash And then there are the automated data updates that Murderbot is supposed to be uploading and would have if it hadn t disabled its governor moduleMatters only get worse when the group decides to visit the only other survey group on the planet Murderbot is painfully shy and vastly reluctant to get too close to the humans and even to share their secrets But it becomes clear that the group won t survive without Murderbot s help and active involvement All Systems Red is a breezy fast paced science fiction adventure wrapped in a light mystery There s not nearly as much murder and mayhem as the title and Murderbot s name might lead one to believe Instead All Systems Red has something serious to say about the ideas of free will and autonomy and about the difficulties faced by introverts in day to day life Murderbot tells itself that it just doesn t care about the humans but its excruciating shyness soon becomes clear to the other characters and to the reader Murderbot hides its human face behind helmet with an opaue faceplate and awkwardly withdraws from conversations that become too personal choosing to stand facing the wall insteadMurderbot comments that it has no gender or sex related parts claiming that only sexbots in brothels have those Understandably it has an asexual personality another uniue aspect to this main character Murderbot fast forwards through all of the sex scenes in the serials it watches finding them boring I think that even if I did have sex related parts I would find them boring Murderbot also narrates this novella with a large dose of snarkThey had talked it over and all agreed not to push me any further than I wanted to go and they were all so nice and it was just excruciating I was never taking off the helmet again I can t do even the half assed version of this stupid job if I have to talk to humans At least Mensah and Arada had overruled the ones who wanted to talk to me about it Yes talk to Murderbot about its feelings The idea was so painful that I dropped to 97% efficiencyMurderbot is a uniue well developed character but other than the leader of the survey group Dr Mensah and one other person who is somewhat antagonistic to Murderbot the members of PreservationAux aren t particularly distinguishable personalities We learn that Overse and Arada are in a lesbian relationship and that Volescu is in a four way marriage back on their home planet but Wells never really attempts to make them or any of the others fully fleshed out characters It s possible that that is a deliberate approach a feature rather than a flaw meant to evidence Murderbot s unwillingness to engage with members of the group on a personal level All Systems Red is an enjoyable uick read and a good introduction to the new MURDERBOT DIARIES series It s a credit to Wells that the last chapter is such a solid conclusion to the story I appreciated how Murderbot s increased confidence is reflected in its ability to show its human face in public It s strong enough that it could have been a stand alone novella even though the ending leaves the door wide open for Murderbot s further adventures The following three novellas are really great and I strongly recommend not stopping with this oneContent note violence and a couple of F bombs

Martha Wells × 6 Review

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 safetyBut in a society where contracts are awar 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 dirt rocks water and leaves The sense of urgency just wasn t there Also you may have noticed I don t careI can relate to Murderbot the misanthropic construct who is contracted to provide security detail for a small expedition to a planet Murderbot as the AI calls themselves MB is sexless and has not chosen a pronoun is plainly uncomfortable with personal attention and has little interest in anything outside entertainment videos and the bare minimum reuired to do their job I have to confess that sounds like me during most of my adolescent years at every family event ever just substitute a book for videoWritten as a novella the plot takes off from page two It isn t long before both Murderbot and the team realize they re facing multiple types of danger Characterization is one of the outstanding parts of the story with Murderbot s nature getting a lot of subtle build The team never stood out to any great degree but that s partly because until this expedition Murderbot has had generally negative experiences with the people they have been contracted to protect and assumed this group would be of the same The leader Dr Mensah soon distinguishes herself with crisis management and leadership It was starting to occur to me that Dr Mensah might actually be an intrepid galactic explorer even if she didn t look like the ones on the entertainment feed while an augmented human Gurathin presents a different kind of challengeMy one hesitation in calling it a five star book is the ending which felt somewhat awkward and incongruous to the personality of earlier Bot which displayed little curiosity or independence I read the story twice the second time doing the math on the length of time Bot has been independent I m guessing around four years based on its own estimate of 35k hours since it failed to become an uncontrolled killing machineb The resolution felt like a shortcut and like a logic failure in Bot s circuts But I m open to discussion on itFinal resolution aside I certainly enjoyed the ride I predict some kind of award nomination next seasonA further note from 2020 This is the first novella in a series of four with a novel after Technically they all are independent installments a lot like the serials Bot is so fond of watching However once I was able to re read them as a group instead of as released I found the overall emotional arcplot extremely satisfying and probably even better than as installmentsI thought it was likely that the only supplies we would need was the postmortem kind but you may have noticed that when I do manage to care I m a pessimistMe too Murderbot Me tooFour and a half stars rounding up because


10 thoughts on “All Systems Red

  1. says:

    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

  2. says:

    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 dirt rocks water and leaves The sense of urgency just wasn't there Also you may have noticed I don't careI can relate to Murderbot the misanthropic constru

  3. says:

    425 I related to Murderbot a bit too muchMurderbot 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 planetThing is Murderbot doesn’t really like humans and would rather watch entertainment videos all dayFun novella I just want moooore

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    Murder Bot is a character that's incredibly easy to love Sarcastic empathetic pessimistic hilarious sweet and very socially awkward In so few pages it was easy to fall in love with our robotic protagonist and to want to follow it I think it's important to keep in mind that this is a novella not a full novel So the world building and side characters aren't hugely developed I didn't mind that much though becaus

  5. says:

    First time around I was on crack and gave this 4 stars Now it’s in it proper place at 5 stars I loved the hell

  6. says:

    Feb 2019 reread just for fun And to see if my rating would change now that I've read the full set of MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas spoiler alert it didn't but I did enjoy this reread a little than my initial read All Systems Red won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella not to mention several other awards There are so far three seuels and I loved them all even than this first book truth be told though m

  7. says:

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot Probably a PI myster

  8. says:

    “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 35000 hours or so since then with still not much murdering but probably I don't know a little under 3500 hours of movies se

  9. says:

    ”I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module but then I realized I could access the combined fe

  10. says:

    A super short and uite fun readThis will be a short review All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries uartet by Mart

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