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All systems red by Martha Wells
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All systems red (edition 2017)

by Martha Wells

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A murderous android discovers itself in "All Systems Red", a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial intelligence. In 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.… (more)
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Title:All systems red
Authors:Martha Wells
Info:New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2017.
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All Systems Red by Martha Wells

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Fun one-day read. Will read the next in the series. Recommend to general science fiction fans. ( )
  AQsReviews | May 19, 2022 |
Novela corta (poco más de una hora de lectura), terriblemente dinámica, y con un protagonista del que podría enamorarme si se dieran las condiciones adecuadas; la persona que me recomendó esta saga lo definió como seco y entrañable, como tú. También me recuerda bastante a [b:Bill, héroe galáctico|8081457|Bill, héroe galáctico|Harry Harrison|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1272027610l/8081457._SX50_.jpg|1398409], aunque es más ligera y ortodoxa en la construcción del mundo.

Lo único que me chirría es que le hayan dado todos los premios principales del ámbito de la ciencia ficción, aunque esto me viene pasando desde hace años porque soy un pureta y porque, entre otras cosas, pasa en todos los ámbitos. ¿Acaso los Oscar deciden cuáles son las mejores películas? ( )
  tecniferio | May 12, 2022 |
Skemmtilegar pælingar um vélmenni sem er að hluta mennskt með gerfigreind sem gerir því kleift að hakka eigin forrit og losa sig undan valdboðum manna. Hann reynir hins vegar að þykjast venjulegur til að verða ekki gripinn og eytt. Nú lendir hann hins vegar í klemmu þar sem siðfræðilegar spurningar vakna um hversu langt hann á að ganga við að bjarga lífi þeirra sem hann er að gæta þegar það eykur líkurnar á að upp um hann komist. ( )
  SkuliSael | Apr 28, 2022 |
but why is murderbot the most relatable character
because i too just want to ignore everyone and watch tv ( )
  kokiri_ | Apr 27, 2022 |
What a delightful book! I am looking forward to reading the entire series. ( )
  Tosta | Apr 27, 2022 |
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But this book is sneaky. As much as you want to think this is just some lightweight little confection made of robot fights and space murder — and as much as All Systems Red wants to present itself as nothing but robot fights and space murder — Martha Wells did something really clever. She hid a delicate, nuanced and deeply, grumpily human story inside these pulp trappings, by making her murderous robot story primarily character-driven. And the character doing the driving?

Murderbot.
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Wells, Marthaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Böhmert, FrankTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Foltzer, ChristineCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Free, Kevin R.Narratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harris, LeeEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, JaimeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Montier, MathildeTraductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites.
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And in their corner all they had was Murderbot, who just wanted everyone to shut up and leave it alone so it could watch the entertainment feed all day.
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A murderous android discovers itself in "All Systems Red", a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial intelligence. In 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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