All Systems Red

All Systems Red

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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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: 9780765397539
0765397536
9781250214713
1250214718
Characteristics: 152 pages ; 21 cm

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Murderbot is a cyborg security unit who hacked itself to freedom so it could binge its favorite TV shows. It has social anxiety and hates having to interact with its crew, but when someone seems to be sabotaging their mission, it is forced to step in.

If you're a snarky security bot who hacked itself some self-awareness, binge-watching is much more fun than murder. Just be careful the humans don't realize they no longer control you.

Murderbot was designed to kill and protect her clients, but all she really wants to do is be left alone to watch soap operas. The first in a 4-book series.

Martha Wells outdoes herself in the first in a series of novellas about SecUnit, a mass produced security cyborg that's not quite human--who has hacked their "governor module" and calls themself "Murderbot"--to investigate a massacre in which they were once forced to take part... Read More »


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runningwsquids
Oct 17, 2019

Just finished this and eager to find out what adventures murderbot goes on next!

Also FYI:
The Murderbot Diaries Series
by Martha Wells
5 primary works • 8 total works
https://www.goodreads.com/series/191900-the-murderbot-diaries  

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Ghettostone
Oct 01, 2019

From Michael R. Brown, Editor/Chief Ghettostone Publications Company and
Leader of The "BEST SELLERS BOOK CLUB" a review of the Martha Wells,
"ALL SYSTEMS RED" a science fiction/ fantasy featuring artificial intelligence,
interplanetary space travel, and self aware robots.. that would rather watch
cable TV Series than help humans, in a future world of corporate conspiracy...!
What great fun! Our first time reading Martha Wells series and I think we're
really on to something...! This four book series is a must read! Once the first
book begins, the reader is in store for great time, wanting more...! "MURDER BOT"
is our new hero! This series has it all, scientific exploration, futuristic technology,
funny banter, robot fights, tech weapons, and an "anti-hero" "The MurderBot"!
This series by Martha Wells completes us..! We love it...! The BEST SELLERS BOOK CLUB
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ArapahoeManon Jul 30, 2019

Well written, with a well-developed main character, this is the science fiction book I've been needing. The story doesn't get dark but still has lots of action, and provides an interesting perspective from a narrator who isn't human.

ArapahoeLesley Jul 26, 2019

Murderbot is a great character and this little book was a joy to read. I'll definitely continue with the series.

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SarahTink
Jul 02, 2019

Endearingly deadpan with just the right amounts of snark and heart, Murderbot is very compelling in their drive to do absolutely nothing (Okay, maybe protect their human clients). A fast, refreshing sci-fi read with a good balance of action and interior observation.

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johnulee
Jun 14, 2019

Great, well paced, quick read... don't know why it took previous reader so long... anyways, great continuation of the evolution of an un-governed 'robot'... cracks open a bit about what it might mean for people, other 'robots', society, etc... how will, believable story, nice world building, too. Keep them coming

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SusanJ_124
Jun 02, 2019

An intriguing, but still light read. I will look up the next one in the series to see how it goes.

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DLarryK
May 20, 2019

1 - in The Murderbot Diaries series
2 - Artificial Condition
3 - Rouge Protocol
4- Exit Strategy

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Apr 24, 2019

Murderbot really just wants to watch entertainment on its feeds...but the humans it serves are getting themselves into trouble and Murderbot has to intervene. A fun sci fi caper with some minor underlying thought-provoking content about robotics and free will...but, mostly, just good fun.

JCLGreggW Apr 16, 2019

A novella filled with smart, wry SciFi, security bots are made by the lowest bidder, and this one manages to hack it's own governor and has a measure of freedom, which it spends watching various TV shows. But when a tiny research team is under threat, Murderbot proves itself (almost) human.

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