All Systems Red

All Systems Red

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.

Title:All Systems Red
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780765397522
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  • Patrick

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of story...

  • carol.

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much…Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who’s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet.Thi...

  • Merphy Napier

    Murder Bot is a character that's incredibly easy to love. Sarcastic, empathetic, pessimistic, hilarious, sweet, and very socially awkward. In so few pages, it was easy to fall in love with our robotic...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    First time around I was on crack and gave this 4 stars. Now it’s in it proper place at 5 stars! I loved the hell out of it. The book was awesome for such a little novella...********Omg! I love Murde...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    Feb. 2019 reread, just for fun! And to see if my rating would change now that I've read the full set of MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas (spoiler alert: it didn't, but I did enjoy this reread a little more ...

  • chai ?

    I'm aggressively berating myself for not picking up this book sooner, and denying myself the pure, unfettered joy of meeting Murderbot—the retired heartless killing machine of my heart. Yesterday, I...

  • Bradley

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handfu...

  • Elle (ellexamines)

    “I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It h...

  • megs_bookrack

    A hearty, mechanical thumbs up to my new relationship with Murderbot and its creator, Martha Wells!This novella was such a delightful surprise.Bringing all of the good humor I love in my SciFi, I defi...