All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries
Winner: 2017 Nebula 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 - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing
This was fun. Written from the first-person perspective of a security cyborg, it's a quick but well-done action story with a distinct narrative voice. The security cyborg calls itself a "Murderbot ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - David_David_Katzman - LibraryThing
A strong three. This book was cute! It was really a charming adorable novella, easy to digest in a few hours. The main characters is a rather likable cyborg who was programmed to be a killer and ... Read full review