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All Systems Red

All Systems Red

Author: Martha Wells
Series: The\Murderbot Diaries
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Winner: 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novella
Winner: 2018 Alex Award
Finalist: 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novella
One of the Verge's Best Books of 2017
A New York Times Bestseller

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.

"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.

Promotion info

All Systems Red is the first tense science fiction adventure novella in Martha Wells'series The Murderbot Diaries. For fans of Westworld and Ex Machina.

Reviews

"I love Murderbot!" --Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary Justice"Clever, inventive, brutal when it needs to be, and compassionate without ever being sentimental." --Kate Elliott, author of the Spirit Walker trilogy"Endearing, funny, action-packed, and murderous." --Kameron Hurley, author of The Stars are Legion"Not only a fun, fast-paced space-thriller, but also a sharp, sometimes moving character study that will resonate with introverts even if they're not lethal AI machines." --Malka Older, author of Infomocracy"Wells gives depth to a rousing but basically familiar action plot by turning it into the vehicle by which SecUnit engages with its own rigorously denied humanity." --Publishers Weekly starred review"I already can't wait for the next one." --The Verge"Meet your favorite depressed A.I. since Marvin." --B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog"A great kick-off for a continuing series." --LocusPRAISE FOR MARTHA WELLS"Martha Wells writes fantasy the way it was meant to be--poignant, evocative, and astonishing. Prepare to be captivated 'til the sun comes up." --Kameron Hurley, author of The Mirror Empire and God's War"The Cloud Roads has wildly original world-building, diverse and engaging characters, and a thrilling adventure plot. It's that rarest of fantasies: fresh and surprising, with a story that doesn't go where ten thousand others have gone before. I can't wait for my next chance to visit the Three Worlds!" --N. K. Jemisin, author of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms"Breathtakingly surprising and fun. For readers who missed earlier entry points to this delightful series, now is the time to get on board." --The New York Times on The Edge of Worlds"That rarity--a completely unique and stunning fantasy world." --Hugo Award-winning author Elizabeth Bear on The Edge of Worlds "Clever, inventive, brutal when it needs to be, and compassionate without ever being sentimental." --Kate Elliott, author of the Spirit Walker trilogy"Endearing, funny, action-packed, and murderous." --Kameron Hurley, author of The Stars are Legion"Wells gives depth to a rousing but basically familiar action plot by turning it into the vehicle by which SecUnit engages with its own rigorously denied humanity." --Publishers Weekly starred review"I already can't wait for the next one." --The Verge"A great kick-off for a continuing series." --LocusPRAISE FOR MARTHA WELLS"Martha Wells writes fantasy the way it was meant to be--poignant, evocative, and astonishing. Prepare to be captivated 'til the sun comes up." --Kameron Hurley, author of The Mirror Empire and God's War"The Cloud Roads has wildly original world-building, diverse and engaging characters, and a thrilling adventure plot. It's that rarest of fantasies: fresh and surprising, with a story that doesn't go where ten thousand others have gone before. I can't wait for my next chance to visit the Three Worlds!" --N. K. Jemisin, author of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms"Breathtakingly surprising and fun. For readers who missed earlier entry points to this delightful series, now is the time to get on board." --The New York Times on The Edge of Worlds"That rarity--a completely unique and stunning fantasy world." --Hugo Award-winning author Elizabeth Bear on The Edge of Worlds "Wells gives depth to a rousing but basically familiar action plot by turning it into the vehicle by which SecUnit engages with its own rigorously denied humanity." --Publishers Weekly starred reviewPRAISE FOR MARTHA WELLS"Martha Wells writes fantasy the way it was meant to be--poignant, evocative, and astonishing. Prepare to be captivated 'til the sun comes up." --Kameron Hurley, author of The Mirror Empire and God's War"The Cloud Roads has wildly original world-building, diverse and engaging characters, and a thrilling adventure plot. It's that rarest of fantasies: fresh and surprising, with a story that doesn't go where ten thousand others have gone before. I can't wait for my next chance to visit the Three Worlds!" --N. K. Jemisin, author of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms"Breathtakingly surprising and fun. For readers who missed earlier entry points to this delightful series, now is the time to get on board." --The New York Times on The Edge of Worlds"That rarity--a completely unique and stunning fantasy world." --Hugo Award-winning author Elizabeth Bear on The Edge of Worlds -Wells gives depth to a rousing but basically familiar action plot by turning it into the vehicle by which SecUnit engages with its own rigorously denied humanity.- --Publishers Weekly starred reviewPRAISE FOR MARTHA WELLS-Martha Wells writes fantasy the way it was meant to be--poignant, evocative, and astonishing. Prepare to be captivated 'til the sun comes up.- --Kameron Hurley, author of The Mirror Empire and God's War-The Cloud Roads has wildly original world-building, diverse and engaging characters, and a thrilling adventure plot. It's that rarest of fantasies: fresh and surprising, with a story that doesn't go where ten thousand others have gone before. I can't wait for my next chance to visit the Three Worlds!- --N. K. Jemisin, author of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms-Breathtakingly surprising and fun. For readers who missed earlier entry points to this delightful series, now is the time to get on board.- --The New York Times on The Edge of Worlds-That rarity--a completely unique and stunning fantasy world.- --Hugo Award-winning author Elizabeth Bear on The Edge of Worlds PRAISE FOR MARTHA WELLS"Martha Wells writes fantasy the way it was meant to be--poignant, evocative, and astonishing. Prepare to be captivated 'til the sun comes up." --Kameron Hurley, author of The Mirror Empire and God's War"The Cloud Roads has wildly original world-building, diverse and engaging characters, and a thrilling adventure plot. It's that rarest of fantasies: fresh and surprising, with a story that doesn't go where ten thousand others have gone before. I can't wait for my next chance to visit the Three Worlds!" --N. K. Jemisin, author of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms"Breathtakingly surprising and fun. For readers who missed earlier entry points to this delightful series, now is the time to get on board." --The New York Times on The Edge of Worlds"That rarity--a completely unique and stunning fantasy world." --Hugo Award-winning author Elizabeth Bear on The Edge of Worlds PRAISE FOR MARTHA WELLS Martha Wells writes fantasy the way it was meant to be poignant, evocative, and astonishing. Prepare to be captivated 'til the sun comes up. Kameron Hurley, author of The Mirror Empire and God's War The Cloud Roads has wildly original world-building, diverse and engaging characters, and a thrilling adventure plot. It s that rarest of fantasies: fresh and surprising, with a story that doesn t go where ten thousand others have gone before. I can t wait for my next chance to visit the Three Worlds! N. K. Jemisin, author of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms"Breathtakingly surprising and fun. For readers who missed earlier entry points to this delightful series, now is the time to get on board." The New York Times on The Edge of Worlds"That rarity a completely unique and stunning fantasy world." Hugo Award-winning author Elizabeth Bear on The Edge of Worlds"

Author description

MARTHA WELLS has written many fantasy novels, including The Wizard Hunters, Wheel of the Infinite, the Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads and ending with The Harbors of the Sun), and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, and non-fiction.

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  • : 9780765397539
  • : Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
  • : Tor Books
  • : May 2017
  • : .36 Inches X 5 Inches X 8 Inches
  • : United States
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  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 813.6
  • : 160
  • : Martha Wells