Title: All Systems Red (2017)
Author: Martha Wells
Series: The Murderbot Diaries #1 (Series Tracker)
I had tried reading this novella when it came out a few years ago, but gave up after a few pages. Oddly, I was immediately hooked upon a second attempt. Murderbot, the blunt but endearing protagonist, is such an engaging storyteller and it narrates a very compelling mystery on an unfamiliar planet. And, in a rare feat for a novella, author Martha Wells world-builds, creates characters with depth, and tells a fully-fleshed out story in ~150 pages. I’m looking forward to further exploring Murderbot’s world and psyche in the subsequent novellas and the upcoming full-length novel coming later this year.
★★★★¼ out of 5
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I’ve been meaning to start this series too.
Really enjoying it so far, almost done with the second book
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