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HeatherBookNerd
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Sadly, I‘ve reached the end of the Murderbot Diaries. This was actually my least favorite, but I still just adored the series as a whole. This book got a bit too technical for me and didn‘t have the relationship-building opportunities that the other books had. I‘m not a regular sci-fi reader and I find that I lack the imagination necessary to keep track of all the unfamiliar planets/entities/aircraft/warring factions, etc. but what a great series!

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Not as strong as those stories before, but I still loved being with SecUnit and ART again. Again, I could relate to SecUnit quite often 😄 But I missed some of the humor and the plot was ok-ish. It's still a good book after all. Martha Wells has her own way to describe human behavior and through the eyes of a KI we find ourselves and have to admit, it's right with its remarks.

Kerrbearlib Not book-related, but I love your nail polish! 1w
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willaful
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“I felt HostileSecUnit1 go into shutdown mode. It wasn't dead, it was just catostrophically damaged. (I know, who isn't?)“

#DoubleSpin After thoroughly enjoying my reread of Network Effect, I had trouble getting into this. The premise, Murderbot with PTSD, is fantastic, but nothing about the story compelled me to keep reading. Soft pick, though fans definitely won't want to skip it.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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I feel compelled to read this series over from the beginning. Because I feel like I missed something here. This is book 7. I love Murderbot but this was less than the others imo.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
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willaful
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This is easy, because every time I dance to “Titanium“ I think of Murderbot, and it's especially relevant to this book, in which it is suffering from PTSD. The lyrics of the song are very empowered, but the music reveals the underlying vulnerability that the words are trying to hide.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX1sirWd23E

#BookNotes

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sebrittainclark
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I had a very good month of reading in January and even managed 3 bingos!

#bookspin #doublebookspin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Fabulous month!! 1mo
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sebrittainclark
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I came close, but didn't manage to get a bingo in January.

#ISpyBino @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great progress!! 1mo
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I love this series!

HeatherBookNerd I‘m on #5 and I‘m obsessed. And I don‘t really usually like a sci-fi or series books. But I love Murderbot! (edited) 1mo
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Liz_M
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Thank goodness my hold came through on this latest Murderbot installment when it did*. Another escapist read with the ever delightful and sarcastic construct as it tries to (once again) rescue its humans from destruction, but this time with less confidence.

Unfortunately, I didn't have a good enough memory of the previous two books to follow along this time. I recommend retaining Network Effect and Fugitive Telemetry first

Liz_M *Dealing with a little system collapse in my building -- a water pipe burst and damaged the boiler and the gas pipe, so the whole building has been without hot water and working stoves since Sunday. Anybody have an instapot I can borrow? 1mo
BarbaraBB That is so inconvenient! You do have a beautiful stove though 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Ruthiella Bummer about the stove situation! I guess that calls for takeout 🥡? 1mo
batsy Goodness. I hope it's resolved soon. Not sure which part of the US you're in but no hot water seems particularly tough this time of year! 1mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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I'm just so happy to have another Murderbot story! The themes of dealing or not dealing with trauma, and how you communicate, especially with strangers, especially in fraught situations. Wells consistently gives this series emotion, action and character moments you can identify with. While this particular plot relies on Murderbot feeling off its game, the reader can still rely on ART's snark to reign supreme and occasionally break the tension. 1/2

Robotswithpersonality 2/2 There's officially been enough time since my initial marathon run through the series in the last couple years that the list of characters referenced here had me blanking on some backstories. Time to go back and reread the series (always a good time), and build myself a character map! 2mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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These are my emotional support humans. 🥺

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Robotswithpersonality
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Yes, hi, hello, I too would like a friend-shaped Asshole Research Transport (affectionate) monitoring my vitals to encourage mindfulness "what the hell are you doing?" and dispel intrusive thoughts "stop that immediately". Pretty please. ?

Larkken I had an app on my watch that used to do this, somewhat, in that it would ping me when my blood pressure spiked: "even a minute of breathing helps you focus." I miss that app ? 2mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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Oh, to have the ability to archive and transmit video footage of previous incidents when making a point. If only! 🙏🏻

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sebrittainclark
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4.5/5

A sequel to Network Effect, Murderbot is still working with ART to help Preservation and the University to help colonist affected by alien remnant contamination, but as usual there are plenty of Corporate interests making things complicated.

Another great book in the series. I do wish I'd reread Network Effect more recently, so that I remembered more of the context at the beginning of the novella.

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A couple purchases with our Barnes and Noble gift card

Leftcoastzen Awww ! Pretty bird! 2mo
Crazeedi Hey Andrew! Did you receive my note?? Happy new year! 2mo
TieDyeDude @Crazeedi I did! Thank you. Working my way through replies 😁 2mo
Crazeedi @TieDyeDude great!! I was so interested that you went to school in Meadville, you may have known my daughter!! Have a great day!! 2mo
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TheSpineView
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#SeriesLove2024 @Andrew65

I love this SecUnit. He hates squishy humans... well except for his squishy humans. He is especially worried because he is not himself and he has to figure what is wrong. Another great story in this series. 4.5⭐️

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Larkken
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#12Booksof2023 Day 6: June was for comfort-binging Murderbot. Again. 😅

Andrew65 I want to read these in 2024. 2mo
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As always I love me some Murderbot. I do think this one and the last one, Network Effect, would have been better if they had just been together as one book. I didn't hate it though. Murderbot is one of my all time favorite characters. Possibly because I love their sarcasm. I didn't want to wait for the paperback to buy it so I nabbed this at the library.

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#12Booksof2023 @Andrew65

June - I got the ARC for the tagged book and had to read it at once

Andrew65 She is on my list for next year. 2mo
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DGRachel
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The only thing better than ART is lots of little ART iterations. Look, I adore Murderbot, but I love ART, or maybe I just really love the way the two play off each other. Regardless, this novella has plenty of banter, lots of Murderbot anxiety, and high-stakes adventure. Delightful, as always.

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Angeles
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Looking forward to listening to my Christmas audiobook tonight 🎄

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Lauredhel
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Shoutout to local bookseller extraordinare Stefen's Books - he sure saw my husband coming this #Xmas

Just look at this loot pile!

#bookhaul #sf

Bookzombie Nice! 2mo
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currentlyreadinginCO
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I love Murderbot and the 7th & newest installment is no exception.

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BarbaraJean
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Another excellent book in the Murderbot Diaries series. It‘s hard to review these because every time I basically say the same thing: I love Murderbot, perfect balance of sarcasm and heart, fascinating worldbuilding, can‘t wait for the next book. And it‘s allllll true again with this one! #SeriesLove2023

TheSpineView Looking forward to reading this one! 3mo
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bookishbitch
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Super excited to get this from the library. Perfect timing since my husband and I are now quarantined because of covid.

tpixie Great well soon! 3mo
bookishbitch @tpixie Thank you! 3mo
tpixie @bookishbitch ❤️‍🩹 3mo
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128/150 Another excellent Murderbot adventure. If you're already reading the series, then you know how good this is going to be. If you're not, then I recommend you get All Systems Red asap and join in the fun. I especially enjoy the audiobooks, Kevin Free is an excellent narrator. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
52nd book finished for #RushathonExtended @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES @Andrew65
4th book finished for #Adventathon @BookmarkTavern

BookmarkTavern Murderbot! ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Ruthiella Just waiting on my library hold! I ❤️ Murderbot. 3mo
DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
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Soubhiville
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I just can‘t go wring with Murderbot! I‘m pretty sure in the cover photo it‘s facing off against an Ag-bot, as happens in the story.

The use of media feels so absolutely perfect and I loved the way Murderbot works together with ART, Three, and all of their humans in the best collaboration so far.

Sleepy Sietje isn‘t particularly impressed, but I loved System Collapse.

dabbe Hello there, Sweet Sietje! 💙❄️💙 3mo
Hooked_on_books I love these books. Hi Sietje! 👋🏼 3mo
Anna40 You infected me with your murderbot virus ;) I‘m waiting for the first book in the series in the mail. 3mo
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AmyG Sweet girl ❤️ 3mo
Soubhiville @Anna40 OMG I‘m excited for you. 3mo
UwannaPublishme 🐶❤️ 3mo
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Nebklvr
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It was very exciting to get another murderbot story. The pacing was a bit off in this one. The first half is all emotional upheaval and slow angst; whereas, the last half is breakneck action. Still love this series.

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Thanks for the tag @Yuki_Onna ☺️

1. The tagged book, the newest of the Murderbot diaries, was a lovely little installment. How long to wait until the next one comes out? Alas.

2. I have a whole stack of trashy witchy rom coms, ghost stories, & other lovely, silly things to read but I‘m most looking forward to reading the snow queen by Hans Christian Andersen with my babies ❄️

@TheSpineView

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Sentience sucks.

Balibee146 Can relate! 3mo
batsy Ha! 3mo
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amyrohn
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Once more, with feeling: I Love Murderbot ❤️

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Hooked_on_books
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The latest Murderbot is excellent! If you haven‘t tried this series because you think you aren‘t interested in books set in space, definitely reconsider! Murderbot is a sarcastic, social phobic humanoid construct who doesn‘t fully understand people and would rather just watch streaming video. These books are so much fun and I‘d hate for anyone to miss out.

Anna40 Not at all interested but your review is great! I‘ll give it a try 😊 3mo
julesG @Anna40 It'll be worth your time. Murderbot is my spirit animal. 😁😁😁 3mo
Anna40 @julesG haha! Looking forward to it :) 3mo
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Pedrocamacho
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I‘m always a little sad when I finish another Murderbot iteration. They‘re so good and I just want to keep going 🙂

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BookmarkTavern
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Murderbot‘s life continues to be difficult when its humans decide to try & rescue a group of colonists from being conscripted by a corporation, all while it‘s trying to deal with it‘s own PTSD.

Murderbot, my beloved. Another fantastic story tying together Murderbot‘s snark, reluctant bonds with ART & Preservation, the power of stories, & the need for support systems when dealing with trauma. I recommend rereading Network Effect before.🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

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[Before] all I got from humans was "Run in there now no matter how likely you are to get blown to tiny pieces when a quiet tactical approach has a higher percentage of success" and now it's "Oh no we're fine, we can hang out in this objectively terrifying immediately hazardous situation for however long.")

(I'm just saying that it would be nice for the humans to give me a realistic situation report for once.)

bookishbitch I adore Murderbot!! 3mo
charl08 @bookishbitch time for a reread for me, as I realised I had forgotten so much of the plot (but not how much I enjoyed them) 3mo
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It‘s 9:30pm and I just got out of bed for the third time today. I‘m not sick, just so, so tired and it is so dark all the damn time. I can‘t even blame [REDACTED].
Thankful for “familiar but new,” my comfort genre, perfectly fit by another Murderbot installment, which I‘m listening to on Spotify. Not the ideal player yet, but they‘ve improved their music and podcast interfaces so I‘m hopeful (though it won‘t replace Everand, just Amazon) 🤓

charl08 Hope you feel better soon. 3mo
kgriffith @charl08 thank you! A visit to the cat lounge today helped 🫶🏼😻 3mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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It‘s Murderbot—you know it‘s going to be good going in. This one starts right after the events in previous book & it takes a while to really get going—everyone‘s favorite SecUnit is dealing with some stuff (the details of which are redacted). Never fear though, when the story gets going, it kicks into overdrive. This wasn‘t my favorite book in the series but a new Murderbot story, & opportunity to spend time in this world, is always welcome.❤️🤖❤️

HeyT I low key really want a Holism/Three spin off series 4mo
TracyReadsBooks @HeyT I would read that. 4mo
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HeyT
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I was so hype for this today I woke up early and read the whole thing before i had to leave for work at noon. I like that we get to see Murderbot interact more with ART's humans and learn more about itself in the process. We also get to see more of some side characters from Network Effect which is great because I love Three!

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“I should just shut myself down right now, I‘m losing this conversation so badly.”

😂🤖😬

Soubhiville Aaaaaaaaaggghhh! I can‘t wait to pick up my copy! So many excellent books publishing this month. 😁 4mo
wanderinglynn I can‘t wait! I‘m anxiously awaiting as my copy is en route. 4mo
julesG @wanderinglynn My physical copy won't be here before the end of the month, because amazon Germany can't properly pre-order pre-ordered books. (I ordered in March 🙄🙄🙄🙄) Still glad I got the ARC and had a chance to read (that means devour) the book in June. 4mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Another busy Tuesday for new releases. No question what I‘m reading first. Excited to spend some quality time with Murderbot this afternoon!

#Bookmail

Ruthiella Can‘t wait to get my hands on the new Murderbot! 4mo
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deirdrebeecher
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This is a solid entry into my favourite series, but perhaps an A- rather than A+. Wells is shifting direction on the series and in this book is tying up the threads of the last book and building a launchpad for the next. Necessary work but it results in a book which feels a little laggy in the middle third, feels a little less cosy without most of the Preservation characters. Then the last third kicks into pure Murderbot chaotic fun.

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stevesbookstuf1
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The latest Murderbot Diaries novel by Martha Wells is out today, and so is my review. I found the story to be an excellent evolution of Murderbot's journey, and a great addition to the series.

Full review: https://bit.ly/Murderbot-7-rvw

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Larkken
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I‘m running behind and feel like I‘m finally caught up on Litsy! The end of last month just felt too full - when there was a threat of govt shutdown at the beginning of Oct, contractors like me had a bunch of things assigned with the thought that we wouldn‘t be idle if govt employees couldn‘t work… so now, of course, we‘re all doubly burned out.
TLDR: I‘m excited to start fresh for Nov and doubly excited for NEW MURDERBOT! Yay! 🤖🦾
#bookspin

Ruthiella I‘m totally looking forward to the new Murderbot! 👍 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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hissingpotatoes
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I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

3.5/5⭐ The action in the 2nd half is deliciously intense. The 1st half is slower than I've come to expect. The frequent redacted sections create confusing gaps that aren't cleared up until halfway through. Murderbot's emotional arc feels incomplete. I loved every moment between ART and Murderbot.

full review: https://hissingpotatoes.com/2023/10/18/review-system-collapse-by-martha-wells/

wanderinglynn I can‘t wait! I love Murderbot 🖤 5mo
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#BookBongo @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
#Anticipated5⭐️Read

So looking forward to the next Murderbot book. Comes out in November. Oh the wait!

Eggs 💙🖤💙 6mo
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julesG
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1) tagged - it's an ARC, out in November

2) Murderbot loves watching soap opera, takes care of squishy humans and grapples with the things in life that humans often take for granted. Sometimes I think it's a neurodiverse human and not a bot.

3) space(ships)

Want to play? @marleed @Nessavamusic @Robotswithpersonality

Eggs Thanks for playing and sharing 💕💕 8mo
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Murderbot doesn't like planets. It especially doesn't like planets when some of its squishy humans are on it. Especially especially when there's an alien contagion infecting people and bots. And, especially especially especially because of [redacted] Murderbot is not 100% itself, but it has to protect its squishy humans and the local colonists. And Barish-Estranza just sent in an armed shuttle. Sigh!

#NetGalley #ARC #MountARC

SpeculativeFemale I am very much looking forward to that one! 8mo
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TheSpineView Fantastic! 8mo
BookmarkTavern I am so excited for this! 8mo
rachelsbrittain Excellent review! 8mo
Ruthiella So happy there‘s a new Murderbot! 8mo
stevesbookstuf1 Loved the book, and I love your blurb! If you ever write a Murderbot fan fiction, let me know! 😁 4mo
julesG @stevesbookstuf1 Thank you! I really tried to express how much I liked this book without spoiling the content. 4mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Approved!!!
I‘m so excited I almost peed myself. 😂
#netgalley

Soubhiville Woo hoo! That‘s pretty awesome! 8mo
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 I‘m sure it is worth a change of underwear. 8mo
ChaoticMissAdventures 😂😂😂. 8mo
julesG Enjoy! I loved it. 8mo
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