All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries
Winner: 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novella
"As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure."
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - drardavis - www.librarything.com
This story is an action thriller, somewhat short and simple, as if it were the first part of a novel instead of the whole thing. But that’s all right, since I thought it was a great character study of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bookappeal - www.librarything.com
He's a cyborg security unit/killing machine. At least he was, before he hacked the governor module that allowed the humans who rent him to control his behavior. Now, Murderbot (as he calls himself ... Read full review