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All Systems Red
All Systems Red | Martha Wells
A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells for fans of AI morality playsIn 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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Lucy_Anywhere
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I loved this novella about a research expedition gone wrong from the perspective of a socially awkward ‘bot! Murderbot is my new spirit animal.

HeyT I love Murderbot so much. I seem to reread the whole series like every other month. It's become such a comfort read. 1d
shanaqui Ooh, and you have quite a few novellas (and the novel) ahead of you! Though the second is one of my favourites, because of a particular character. 1d
Ruthiella I ❤️ Murderbot! #Murderbotfanclub 1d
Lucy_Anywhere @HeyT @shanaqui @Ruthiella I have already broken my book-buying ban to get the rest of the series as I am now on board the Murderbot train! 14h
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staci.reads
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I love Murderbot! What a fantastic character! I will definitely be reading more of the series to see how the author develops them and find out more about the world in which they live! This was my first #NewYearWhoDis read. What a great recommendation @Liz_M
@monalyisha

monalyisha A win! 🎉 2d
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staci.reads
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@Liz_M All my books are finally in, and I can post my #NewYearWhoDis stack! These are the 4 I'll start with. They might not all be January reads, but I'll try 😁. I'm excited to dig in! @monalyisha #NYWD

rachelsbrittain I spot some really good ones there! Love Murderbot in particular! 5d
monalyisha I just love how varied this selection is. 💕 5d
Liz_M 😁I love those books! (Duh!) 🤣 4d
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Ellen_C
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All Systems Red /Artificial Condition=the first 2 Murderbot Diaries & they rock! Murderbot is a security bot gone rogue in order to watch its favorite TV programs while working. She finds herself caring about the humans who hire her, which is super annoying, but she also wants to know more about her own deadly past. https://cannonballread.com/2022/01/all-systems-red-the-murderbot-diaries-and-art...

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Amandakay
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Popsugar #27: Hugo award winner

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Nessavamusic
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I‘m dipping my toe into more Sci-fi this year. This novella was a great way to start and I look forward to more of this series! An intriguing cast of characters, especially Murderbot. 4.5⭐️
#Readharder - Read a “Best___writing of the year” book
#PopSugar - a book you can read in one sitting
#19822022 - 2017
#Pantone - Poppy Seed

shanaqui Ahh, are you planning on reading the next one? For a number of reasons, Artificial Condition is my favourite so far. 😁 2w
TheSpineView Enjoyed this whole series! 2w
Nessavamusic @shanaqui for sure, and thankfully my library has all of them! 2w
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Skyrimir
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Cat hair can even infect your books. THERE IS NO ESCAPE! Haha

Bette 🤣🐱 2w
shanaqui My bunnies get me this way, too... 2w
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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Ex_Machina

Klou Fantastic choice!! 3w
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CBee
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So I don‘t usually read sci fi but I really liked this! I needed something shorter and this fit the bill, plus Murderbot is awesome. Hope to continue with the series at some point 🙃😁

Dragon Love Murderbot-a great series 💚🐉 3w
CBee @Dragon the 2nd is on Kindle Unlimited - I think maybe they all are? I snatched it up and will def come back to it 💚😁 3w
Dragon Hope you enjoy it as much as I did 👍 3w
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cosmicgoddess
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Two new books on my tbr list- has anyone gotten into these ones yet? Did you like them?

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Cathy_J
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A fast paced sci-fi novella featuring Murderbot 😋 It was an easy read and I liked the characters. Even had me laughing out loud at one point ⭐⭐⭐

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I read this earlier in the year - I think it‘s a series that keeps improving with each instalment 😊 4w
Ruthiella I ❤️ Murderbot! 4w
Cathy_J @thegirlwiththelibrarybag & @Ruthiella I have the second one on hold from the library. Looking forward to it even more now! 😊 4w
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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Edward Scissorhands

For this prompt there were several great books to recommend. We Are Legion by Denise Taylor and I, Robot by Issac Asimov are just a couple more that come to mind.

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Bianca
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Starting the #20in4 readathon today. I really need a break during which I can just read and relax. I haven't been very active here because I've been so busy and low on spoons, but I'm hoping that changes soon. Tagged book is a re-listen.

Thanks for hosting @Andrew65 !

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, hope this helps. 2mo
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caitlin.reads.books
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Finished this novella in one evening. So good! Will definitely be reading book two in the series although I didn‘t like it enough to purchase the rest. Will likely request from my library. #scifi #fiction #novella #murderbot

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TheSpineView
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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94

📙 Depends on how well it is done. Some are good and some no so good and then there are those that are horrible.
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📚 Tagged

Want to play? @Eggs @wanderinglynn @4thhouseontheleft @DaveGreen7777

DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the tag! 😊 2mo
TieDyeDude I love Murderbot! 2mo
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wanderinglynn Thanks for the tag! 🥰 2mo
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TheBookStacker
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I just downloaded this series for my big long flight from San Diego to Germany but I might start it sooner because it seems fun.

rachelsbrittain Muderbot is one of my faves!! 2mo
TheSpineView Loved it!❤📕 2mo
julesG Great series. Make sure to read Fugitive Telemetry (6) before Network Effect (5). They were published in the wrong order. Also have good flight. Germany is cold and wet right now. Bring sweaters and thick socks. 😉 2mo
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kplovesbooks Looking forward to hearing what you think! I'm possibly starting this series early next year; it looks so good! 2mo
TheBookStacker @rachelsbrittain @TheSpineView love the positive views! @julesG I have only warm warm clothing packed! My Southern California self is not really mentally prepared! @kplovesbooks hope you enjoy it! 2mo
julesG My German self is never really prepared for the cold. 😁 2mo
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shanaqui
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Reread for SciFiMonth! As fun as ever, and I probably relate to Murderbot more than I should...

Clare-Dragonfly I find Murderbot quite relatable as well 😅 2mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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I'm loving the novella form lately. Hyper-focused stories making for quick, satisfying reads. Loved this first installment in the Murderbot Diaries, following a rogue Security Bot (SecUnit) who has hacked their monitoring systems to binge watch mindless entertainment but instead has to figure out who is trying to kill their humans and why. Action, intrigue, and wit packed into 149 pages.

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shanaqui
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Planning on my umpteenth reread of this for @imyril's #SciFiMonth (https://onemore.org/2021/08/22/scifimonth-2021-announcement/) because I have very little brain for anything else, but want to join the fun.

Get a fourth degree, they said. It'll be fun, they said.

I think it's like they say about labour -- you forget all the worst bits and how bad the pain was!

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LaraS
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Yep, I hear ya, Murderbot. 😂
A security robot who dubs themselves “Murderbot“ working for a team of scientists on a distance planet would rather be left alone to watch tv. A quick and entertaining read, perfect for the season! #screamathon

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Amazon hit me right in my weak spot - which is GusGus (& Jaq) ornaments… (not pictured : another GusGus from the same order) I *had* to buy the book in order to qualify for free international shipping… I mean now I probably need the rest of the series (in hardback so they match) but that‘s a problem for another day…

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BookDadGirlDad
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This was an interesting read. Murderbot is a very intriguing character. I was easily drawn in to the story. Martha Wells weaves the internal conflict of Murderbot well in the external plot. As much as Murderbot seems to not care, in the end he finds he does. A great story of compassion, friendship, and self discovery. October #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

BkClubCare These are so fun. I have been waiting for months it seems to get the 6th from the library. “They say” it should be soon, I am 2nd on the list. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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BookDadGirlDad
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My October #bookspin and #doublespin. I've many books in Kindle from being a Prime member. Time to start reading them...maybe. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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BookDadGirlDad
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Another highly recommended book by y'all. Let's see if you're right again.

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BookDadGirlDad
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#Birthday #bookhaul Kelli Stuart is a personal friend. I'm excited to read it. Y'all raved on the tagged book.

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BookInMyHands
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Murderbot is really terrible at its job. Really, it just wants humans to go away so it can watch video series and not have to interact with anyone. Gone rogue, Murderbot no longer has to follow directions, and it‘s tired of humans telling it what to do.

I loved this short space adventure with a sarcastic, human-wary human/bot who, despite everything, keeps saving humans even if he might not like them much.

bell7 I love this series so much! 4mo
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Tineke
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Finished this one a couple of days ago. I enjoyed the story, but I wasn't as enthusiastic as I've seen other reviewers. I think I might not have gotten all the humor. Oh well..
TBR since December 29th. 2020; 149 pages.

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TheSpineView
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#FallTreasures @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
Prompt: Nonhuman Characters

My favorite nonhuman character is Murderbot!

Eggs Great choice 🤖 4mo
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jeannasser
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Soo I‘m gonna be honest.
It‘s been a really busy past few months for me. Barely been able to read anything because of things that are beyond my control 😭
Since it‘s my bday month, I‘m gonna do my best to see if I can at least do 6 books this month for the #SciFiSeptemberChallenge Can‘t promise much tho …
This is prompt #3 - Warp Speed (read in one day)
Has anyone read this? 🤖 how high should I keep my expectations?
#RoaringWolf #murderbot #scifi

BehindthePages One of my all time favorite characters! Murderbot is sarcastic and hilarious. 4mo
Ruthiella This series is a lot of fun if you like dry humor. I hope you like it! 4mo
jeannasser @Ruthiella AWSOME! I ADORE dry humor in sci-fi ! There‘s a lot of it in my book that‘s how much I love it! 😂 that‘s great news and bad news at the same time, because I‘m currently reading Aurora Rising and I‘ve already overused my yellow “funny moments” tabs because of how witty and sassy it is. Glad to know ASR has the same type of humor I didn‘t expect it to be funny 😁 🥰 4mo
jeannasser @BehindthePages looking forward to it then! I‘ve been currently obsessing over sci-fi with sassy and sarcastic characters! 😂 would love to see how it is coming from a robot…pretty creative 4mo
Roary47 I know how you feel on finding time to read when life is in the way. Happy reading! 😊 4mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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I follow Murderbot on Twitter, because their sarcasm always makes me smile.

Even Murderbot is concerned for us crazy humans.😢

vlwelser I ❤ Murderbot. But maybe not enough to actually look at Twitter. 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @vlwelser mostly it‘s just quotes from the books, but the sarcasm in my feed, on occasion, always makes me smile. 5mo
GingerAntics 😂🤣😂 5mo
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RosaS
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This was a fun and short read that I really enjoyed! Especially loved the short part because I‘ve had trouble reading longer books recently. I loved the way the book was written and can‘t wait to read more of this series!

BehindthePages Murderbot is the best! 4mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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Book 95/100 done.

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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My current read.

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TheSpineView
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#ConflictedWorlds @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
#Technology

When I think of technology I think of the cutting edge work being done in the field of AI (artificial intelligence). These books are some of my favorites where AIs are the main character or are important to the story.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👽 📚🙌🏻 5mo
Eggs Nicely done ✅📖🙌🏻 5mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Tumblr has gently been yelling at me to read this 😉 and I‘m glad I listened. I didn‘t expect to have much in common with a main character that refers to itself as Murderbot… and yet - I too would like to be left alone to watch tv and read instead of work…

LibrarianRyan I love this book. You are making me want to re read it and I have no time for that. 5mo
Ruthiella I thought too that this wouldn‘t be for me...too murder-y. But I was wrong! I love Murderbot! 5mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LibrarianRyan, maybe just a small amount of time 🤔😂 have you read them all? 5mo
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Ruthiella, it‘s pretty light on the murder side of things (or at least, we didn‘t have to witness them). I‘m looking forward to the next instalment! 5mo
LibrarianRyan @thegirlwiththelibrarybag No. Just the first in print. I do have all but the newest as ebooks, as the Tor Ebook Club gave them all away for free to members. 5mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LibrarianRyan, that‘s a nice perk! 5mo
LibrarianRyan @thegirlwiththelibrarybag anyone can join. It‘s usually a free book every month. And sometimes it‘s an entire series. One book a day for a week. They did Murderbot, wayward children, and lots of others. Its Toe Ebook club. You normally have 2-3 days to claim your free book once you get the email. 5mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @LibrarianRyan, that‘s so cool! Sadly I don‘t live in 🇺🇸 or 🇨🇦 so no free ebooks for me. 5mo
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SeaToSkyes
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So! Life has been busy and I haven't posted much, but here are some books I've read during the past couple of months. Spoiler Alert is hands-down my favorite book so far this year and The Murder Bot Diaries is my favorite series so far. Also had my first Nora Roberts reading experience and it wasn't bad! I'll post more reads in the next couple of posts. #2021reads

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bernadette
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What a fun book! I love murderbot! The opening line is great. It‘s a quick, fun read with a lot of action - even though Murderbot would really, really prefer a quiet existence so she could watch her shows instead.

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rjsthumbelina
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This was not what I expected to get from this story. But I liked that it was able to subvert my expectations. Very action-y with most of the plot focused on figuring out exactly WHO the villains are and why they are doing the hat they're doing. I will be continuing the series, though I'm not sure where it will go next

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Shadowfat
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I've been meaning to read this for awhile and I'm glad I did! It was an interesting POV and the right amount of humor. I can't wait to read more!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Love this series! 6mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Everyone who raved about this book was right! So much fun, and not all that murder-y. I love the development of this slightly misanthropic security construct. I immediately put the next book on hold at the library.

Just_reading "murder-y" - ?? 7mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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It was starting to occur to me that Dr. Mensah might actually be an intrepid galactic explorer, even if she didn‘t look like the ones on the entertainment feed.

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Loving this series!!!

rjsthumbelina This is on my TBR for the second half of this week! 7mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yes! Murderbot ❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥❤️‍🔥 I‘m starting Book 2 soon! 7mo
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BkClubCare
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EBook via Libby, reading on my Kindle. Beautiful breezy low humid pleasant temps evening in Wichita KS. #20BooksofSummer

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Blackink_WhitePaper
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I enjoyed this #audiobook Story is crisp, unique, and funny. Good narration. Have to read the next one in this series.

#seriesread2021 #bookspinbingo #freespace #stackingtheseries #scifi

TheSpineView Great job! 👍📖 7mo
SeaToSkyes Yay Murder Bot!!! 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
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BehindthePages
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Packed within less than two hundred pages is a story that will grab you from the first sentence. The evolution of Murderbot was fantastic. The sarcastic humor was undeniably hilarious. And it all came together to create a world I crave to see more of.

Full review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/all-systems-red-by-martha-wells-book-review

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A little light reading while on the way to the airport.

julesG Safe travels! 7mo
LiteraryinLawrence Have a great trip! 7mo
BarbaraBB Save travels! Where are you going? Must be lovely to leave the city for a bit! 7mo
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Liz_M @BarbaraBB I am spending two weeks in Minneapolis, visiting my mom and brother for the first time in 18 months. 😊 7mo
BarbaraBB Enjoy!! 7mo
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ReadingRambo
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So it's the future and corporations are up to the same old b.s. they've always been up to. Murderbot is going to try their best to help the humans under their care, but honestly they'd rather binge watch old cable shows and hide in their cubby. Basically Murderbot is all of us and skynet is real 🤷🏾‍♀️

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AvidReader25
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Loved this unexpected short gem. Told from the point of view of a part robot, part human, the short story tracks a group of surveyors studying a planet. The Murderbot doesn‘t quite understand how to interact with humans, but at the same time he‘s fascinated by them. I‘m so excited to dive into the rest of the series and I‘m grateful for the recommendation.

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TK-421
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Enjoyed some #audiocrocheting this morning with my #readingbuddy Minerva! 3 hours 38 minutes down for #20in4Readathon & counting. I‘m loving revisiting Murderbot & planning an #epicreread binge. I was able to borrow the 1st audiobook on Libby but the rest have a waitlist. Fortunately there‘s Hoopla so I have the next 3 audiobooks borrowed & ready to go!

Andrew65 Going well 👏👏👏 8mo
Just_reading Minerva really looks into it! 💕 8mo
Leftcoastzen 😻👏 8mo
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