Everyone's favorite lethal SecUnit is back in the next installment in Martha Wells's bestselling and award-winning Murderbot Diaries series.
Am I making it worse? I think I'm making it worse.
Following the events in Network Effect, the Barish-Estranza corporation has sent rescue ships to a newly-colonized planet in peril, as well as additional SecUnits. But if there's an ethical corporation out there, Murderbot has yet to find it, and if Barish-Estranza can't have the planet, they're sure as hell not leaving without something. If that something just happens to be an entire colony of humans, well, a free workforce is a decent runner-up prize.
But there's something wrong with Murderbot; it isn't running within normal operational parameters. ART's crew and the humans from Preservation are doing everything they can to protect the colonists, but with Barish-Estranza's SecUnit-heavy persuasion teams, they're going to have to hope Murderbot figures out what's wrong with itself, and fast!
Yeah, this plan is... not going to work.
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"We are all a little bit Murderbot."-- NPR
"I might have a little bit of a thing for a robot. Its name is Murderbot... Network Effect [is] great." -- Wired
"I can think of no better company than this paranoid android." -- The New Scientist
"Murderbot, with its on-point observations and addictive interior monologues, is easily one of my favorite characters in SF... Highly recommended." -- Charles de Lint for Fantasy & Science Fiction
"I could read about Murderbot all week." -- Locus