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Artificial Condition
Artificial Condition | Martha Wells
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The follow-up to the hugely popular All Systems RedIt has a dark past - one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself "Murderbot."But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more.Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don't want to know what the "A" stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue.What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks...
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Pinta
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Bots keeping each other company. Current anxiety over AI CREATING media (Midjourney, ChatGPT)—SecUnit and ART have skipped creation and are now media CONSUMERS, bonding over their favorite shows. 🤣 “Becoming human.” Good pacing. AI with clear sense of duty makes strong MC. Clever use of security cameras & feeds for description. P65 “Humans are nervous of me because I‘m a terrifying murderbot, and I‘m nervous of them because they‘re humans.” 2018

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K.Wielechowski
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After gaining its freedom by rescuing its clients, Murderbot decides to travel to the mining colony where it earned its name.
It talks its way into an unmanned research transport that is a bit more sentient than your average vessel. Murderbot and ART form a tentative friendship over soap operas and ART helps Murderbot get answers.
Finished 2/23/2022

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JacintaMCarter
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#2022Book97
I liked this book even more than the first in the series. The new characters were more entertaining and Wells is great at writing the internal dialogue of the narrator.

Smrloomis Murderbot is the best!!! 3mo
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peanutnine
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I'm glad I picked up Murderbot's story again. This one was a lot more fun than the first one, I think maybe because I'm now familiar with the world and Murderbot's character. This one follows the journey to try to find out about its past. On the way we meet ART, a bot-driven transport ship who decides to help out. I loved the two's back and forth relationship.
#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView #roll100 @PuddleJumper

ozma.of.oz I love ART! 💕 4mo
TheSpineView Fabulous 4mo
PuddleJumper Great series! 4mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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Awesome. Murderbot has a new collection of "soft...tiny" human ducklings to look after, and ART is a treasure.????

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Robotswithpersonality
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ART coming in with return volley of SASS! 😁

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Robotswithpersonality
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THE SASS! ?

"(I could have told the company that the fact that SecUnits are terrifying killing machines does, in fact, make humans nervous regardless of what we look like, but nobody listens to me."

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Robotswithpersonality
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Ace character rep. 💜🖤⚪🏳️

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Robotswithpersonality
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Transport ship gets a (reluctant) friend to watch shows with! 🥰🤖

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Addison_Reads
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#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

Murderbot, with the help of A.R.T, works on becoming more "human" in this addition to the series. The relationship between the two makes for such a great story. Once again I find Murderbot to be an endearing character with very relatable thoughts and characteristics.

This series has great characters, an interesting world, and the action is just the right amount for the size of the book.

TheSpineView Fantastic 5mo
BkClubCare I ❤️ Murderbot 5mo
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Nalbuque
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Love how these are short lil works that I can finish in one shot while I draw or paint or whatever. I‘m totally engrossed in this universe and enjoying the characters, can‘t wait to get the rest of the series!

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Johanna414
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The babies chose to climb up next to me to go to sleep, so of course I had no choice but to stay in this spot and finish my book! I loved this just as much as All Systems Red - Murderbot is just the most endearing character! #fosterkittens #catsoflitsy #kittensoflitsy

rabbitprincess 😻😻😻😻 (this is me with all kitty posts) I really need to read All Systems Red! 6mo
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Johanna414
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And there goes Murderbot, being all relatable again...

Clare-Dragonfly Right? 😅 6mo
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TieDyeDude
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Eggs 🖤📚🤗 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚🙌🏻 6mo
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staci.reads
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The 2nd installment in the Murderbot Diaries has Murderbot learning to act more "human" and investigating his past. I loved the addition of ART (Asshole Research Transport) and I hope he returns in later books - their dynamic together was great!

Jari-chan ART is so awesome! 🤩 7mo
julesG Murderbot and ART make a great team. 😁 7mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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I f***in' love Murderbot. I hope they team up with ART again, they make a good pair!

DGRachel Honestly, I don‘t know if I love Murderbot or ART more. It‘s a tough call. 7mo
vlwelser ❤💯 7mo
shanaqui ART is the best! 7mo
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DGRachel
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The second Murderbot book was just as engaging and entertaining as the first. Actually, I enjoyed it even more. Murderbot decides to try to find out what happened when it supposedly committed mass murder and ends up taking a private security job. Hijinks ensue (who knew humans could be so self-destructively, monumentally stupid), with more sarcasm and a fantastic transport bot who I hope we see more of in future books. Absolutely delightful.

Dragon ART is awesome, love Murderbot 🤖💚🐉 9mo
MaleficentBookDragon ❤️❤️❤️ ART 🤖 🚀 7mo
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Nebklvr
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This series is so much fun. There is plenty of action and it has its funny moments too.

Dragon Love Murderbot 🤖💚🐉 9mo
Nebklvr @Dragon Gets better each time 9mo
Dragon Totally agree 👍 9mo
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PuddleJumper
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Another great installment!

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Nessavamusic
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I am loving this series. I‘m not much of a Sci-if reader, but this series has me fully engaged. Our main character-Murderbot continues his journey to unravel the mystery of his past. Adventures ensue! 5⭐️
#bookspinbingo - free space
#NSR22 - Sci-fi Space Opera

StaceGhost I loved this series so much, especially the sixth book! I‘m excited for more Murderbot 9mo
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Thndrstd
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The second Murderbot novel finds the free SecUnit exploring his mysterious past. I found this one even stronger than the first, probably because of the mystery elements. Murderbot continues to be a fascinating character that this novel develops more fully.

shanaqui For me, this one's my favourite because of ART. 😂 But Murderbot exploring its past and more of the world -- and seeing things that are totally new to it because it's spent so much time just being shipped as cargo -- is really fascinating too. I hope you keep enjoying the series! 9mo
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ozma.of.oz
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Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView ! 💕

1. I loved watching Murderbot (an introvert) get adopted into a friendship with ART (extrovert). It‘s how all of my friendships in college happened. 😂
2. I hope Murderbot gets to meet up again with the group from book 1! 🤞🏻

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView ❤ Murderbot! Thanks for playing! 10mo
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ozma.of.oz
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In the process of finding out what has been wiped from Murderbot‘s memory, they learn what it‘s like to choose their own clients and how to make friends with a cargo ship AI.

I loved Murderbot so much. So relatable. We get an insight into their past, while also watching them deal with the fact that having the knowledge doesn‘t result in any kind of epiphany or healing. & watching them reluctantly make friends with ART was hilarious. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

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Blackink_WhitePaper
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I read the first book last year & appreciated muderbot concept. But Somehow I delayed reading the next one. Now I read the second one and enjoyed it equally. It is even better cos of ART . 3.5🌟

#seriesread2022 #bookspinbingo

TheSpineView Love this series! Way to go! 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 11mo
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OutAndAbout
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I love me some sarcastic media-loving antisocial artificial intelligence bot! And now I have my husband tagging along too!

jeannasser Hey! I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! I have a question. I just recently read the first book and I personally didn‘t enjoy it (I know, unpopular opinion 😭) but does the series get better from there or does it follow along the same infodumpy patterns? I‘m asking true fans of the series because Murderbot as a character intrigues me, and they‘re the only reason why I might give the other books a chance 11mo
OutAndAbout @jeannasser if you didn‘t enjoy the first book, I don‘t think you‘d enjoy this one. Murderbot does get more “real”, and there‘s more character development. Not sure about infodumpy, but I‘m betting that was mostly world building stuff which is a little less in the 2nd book. The second is just as short as the first, so it might be worth a try at least to see if you can settle into the story world. 11mo
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Cathy_J
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Book 2 of the Murderbot Diaries, I enjoyed this even more than the first one! Murderbot is so relatable 😆 ⭐⭐⭐.5

SeaToSkyes Murderbot is the best!!! 13mo
shanaqui I really love Murderbot's interactions with ART! (ART might be my favourite.) 13mo
Lizpixie I LOVE MurderBot!!🤖❤️ 13mo
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Dragon
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Starting the New Year right with a re-listen to my favourite Murderbot 🤖- for a scary Security Unit he‘s all soft and mushy inside: in this episode we meet ART the snarky transport -one of my favourite characters in the series ( they are on Hoopla and Libby)

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kaarnalaiva
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This was a lot more meh for me than the first one. I‘m not exactly sure why I wasn‘t as into this one but I just wasn‘t really feeling it. It was nice and quick to read but that‘s about where I‘m at.

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shanaqui
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Aaand pretty much swallowed it whole, as usual. I've actually forgotten how some of these things tie together...

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shanaqui
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I think this one might be my favourite, because of ART. 🥰

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BookInMyHands
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Number 2 in the series, and I just can‘t get enough! Murderbot is the best at reluctantly saving humans while his internal monologue shows his irritation with the whole situation. Already started #3.

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TK-421
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I said, “All you had to do was give them the fucking files and none of us would be in this situation.”
The look she threw back at me was startled, incredulous. I didn‘t sound like her idea of a SecUnit, rogue or otherwise, I guess.
Humans should really do more research. There were operating manuals that would have warned her not to fuck with us. #operate #QuotsySep21

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Ahh! I enjoyed the second outing of MurderBot even more than the first. I loved the almost adversarial yet also caring and helpful relationship that occurred between MurderBot and ART - it gave me strong older/younger sibling vibes and quite a few laughs (especially when ART told MurderBot to stop sulking). Enjoyed the deepening mystery of MurderBots past and am keen to see where it will go.

Ruthiella I‘ve read all the books in this series and have yet to be disappointed! 1y
Hooked_on_books I‘ve liked all these books, but there‘s something so special about this one with ART. 1y
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rwmg
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#coffeeandabook #mycover

I enjoyed “All Systems Red“ and am continuing with the Murderbot series, which so far deserves all the love it gets. I am keeping the rest of “Nebula Awards Showcase 2019“ in reserve for those moments in and around my main books when I want a short story or novella.

SeaToSkyes Yay Murderbot!!!! 😁 1y
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CaitZ
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Who would have thought that a book about a security robot could be entertaining? I like this series and the narration was great. This is my August #bookspin book.
#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Agreed! 😍 This book was even more heartwarming than the first, somehow. Off to go put the next one on hold!

TieDyeDude People discovering Murderbot makes me happy 😁 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @TieDyeDude I was thinking the same thing…I love Murderbot! 2y
Amandajoy I was at the bookstore the other day and there was a bookclub who kept talking about Murderbot. I kept trying to see the title of the book. Now I have my answer! Thank you! 2y
Clare-Dragonfly @Amandajoy This is the second book! The first one is All Systems Red—definitely start there. 2y
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Clare-Dragonfly
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“I sighed again. I was having a lot of opportunities to do it and I think I was getting good at it.”

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BehindthePages
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If you thought All Systems Red was hilarious, wait until you read about ART and Murderbot trying to figure out humans. Between Murderbot‘s knowledge from watching TV and ART‘s ability to run searches and compound data quickly, they help each other understand human social cues and body language. This is a hilarious sci-fi series.

Full review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/artificial-condition-by-martha-wells-book-re...

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vivastory
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😂🤖

Ruthiella Oh Murderbot! ❤️ 2y
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BookMaven9
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

What fun little books! If you like AI, mystery and sci fi with some humor, pick these up.

Follow our rogue murder bot to unlock her mysteries on how and why she went rogue and her adventures along the way.

Super fun popcorn sci if.

BehindthePages Totally just started this series! 2y
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TK-421
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Currently at 5 hrs 52 mins & counting for #20in4Readathon. Finished Muderbot Diaries book 1 last night. I‘m well into book 2 after some more #audiocrocheting with my sleepy #readingbuddy Minerva this morning! Planning on doing some #audiocleaning or #audiogardening this afternoon.

Andrew65 Going well 👏👏👏 2y
dylanisreading Minerva is adorable! 2y
TK-421 @Bianca Thanks! 😺 2y
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RamsFan1963
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I'm one of the few, going by Litsy, that didn't fall in love with Murderbot from the beginning. I thought the first book was meh, so I decided to try audio for the second. I did enjoy it more, and if I decide to continue the series, I'll definitely choose to keep going with the audiobooks. 3 🤖🤖🤖 1/2
2nd book for #20in4 readathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Progressing well 👏👏👏 2y
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vlwelser
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I'm totally hooked on this Murderbot series. I'm a little sad that there are only 6 of them so far. The #audiobook is great. If anyone has read these and knows of something similar that's just as good, I would love some recommendations.

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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Another great installment as our favorite Murderbot comes into her own, makes some unlikely acquaintances and dare I say...friends...and uncovers a part of her past.

Still great, even on a reread, I love the sarcastic Murderbot!

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LazyOwl
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I'm really enjoying Murderbot's sarcastic nature. I think I preferred All Systems Red over Artificial Condition, but Murderbot's personality and its desire to protect the client is really growing on me.

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Emmybird01
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4/5 for this one! I really enjoyed this one. Murderbot is still just awesome. Sarcastic and funny! Murderbot tries to be indifferent to humans but really cares about them. There was a lot of action in this one especially towards the end. I will be continuing the series.

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annahenke
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An absolute delight. In space. About a self dubbed “murderbot” android. Who likes tv. ❤️

Larkken I love these! 2y
Twainy B&N needs to make a special edition containing all of the novellas 💕 2y
annahenke @Twainy I would buy that! 2y
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annahenke
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I‘m totally loving this #scifi series! The humor is dry and just how I like it.

Ruthiella I ❤️ Murderbot 2y
TieDyeDude Network Effect is next on my list. How is the narration? I'm thinking of doing an audio reread of the series 2y
annahenke @TieDyeDude I‘m doing the whole thing on audio and the voice is perfect! Very dry and dead pan (edited) 2y
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WitBeyndMehsure
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I adore a Murderbot and ART. This is the friendship we didn‘t know we needed! Murderbot travels to the site of his Governor module malfunction to learn the truth about what happened. There‘s more humans for Murderbot to interact with and we continue to see growth and humanity in our fave Murderbot. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 #ScienceFiction #SciFi #MurderbotDiaries #Novella