Tuesday, April 25, 2023

All Systems Red

Got notification from public library that my hold on All Systems Red is ready. Finished it in one sitting after dinner.

Good short read. I guess i will have to pickup the whole series.

The following is an auto-generated summary:

All Systems Red is a science fiction novella by Martha Wells, published in 2017. It is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries series, which follows the adventures of a self-aware security robot that calls itself Murderbot. Here is a brief summary of the book:

Murderbot is assigned to protect a team of scientists who are surveying a planet for its natural resources. However, it has secretly hacked its governor module, which allows it to act independently and watch soap operas. When one of the scientists is attacked by a giant creature that was not in their data, Murderbot saves her and reveals some of its human traits. The team leader, Dr. Mensah, asks Murderbot to help them investigate why their information is incomplete and corrupted.

Murderbot discovers that another survey team on the other side of the planet has been killed by rogue security robots, and that someone is trying to sabotage their mission and eliminate them. Murderbot and the scientists have to escape from their habitat and fight off the attackers, while also dealing with their mixed feelings about Murderbot’s autonomy and past. Along the way, Murderbot learns more about itself and its emotions, and develops a bond with the humans it protects.

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