Ahoy there me mateys! I received this sci-fi eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings. While I try to post no spoilers, if ye haven’t read the first book then ye might want to skip this post. If ye keep reading this log then ye have been forewarned and continue at yer own peril . . .
artificial condition (Martha Wells)
Title: artificial condition
Author: Martha Wells
Publication Date: Tomorrow!! (hardback/ebook)
I love the Murderbot! I thought the first novella was basically perfect and deserves its spot on the 2018 Best Novella Hugo Award nomination list. Then I read this one and loved it just as much. In this second volume the Murderbot is on its own and has a self-appointed mission to try and solve a mystery in its past. To accomplish this, Murderbot hitches a ride on a research vessel to a mining planet. The transport ship turns out to be more than Murderbot bargained for! I adored the relationship between the two and found it to be the highlight of this installment. I don’t want to get into too many details because it is better for the reader to savour on their own. Read about the Murderbot and fall in love.
Side note: There be two more novellas scheduled in the series – one coming out in August and the other in October. I need them now!!
The author’s website has this to say about the novella:
It 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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