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Artificial Condition

by Martha Wells

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Series: The Murderbot Diaries (2)

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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 vessal 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.… (more)
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I have a love/hate relationship with novellas in general. Too often, I find them to be criminally short (I’m looking at you Binti!) but it’s also deeply satisfying to finish them in one sitting.

After a long break, I wanted to continue the Murderbot series about a sardonic, sentient combat robot who hacks its own module to free itself from programming. What does it say about me when I have so much in common with a social anxiety-ridden murderbot? This time, Murderbot forms an unlikely bond with a transit ship AI program and together, they work to uncover Murderbot’s mysterious past.

Funny and unencumbered by sci-fi mumbo-jumbo, this series is really hitting the spot for me. And, I’m trilled to learn that soon Murderbot is getting its own, bonafide, full-length novel. Finally. ( )
  MC_Rolon | Jun 15, 2022 |
Murderbot has gone AWOL. Despite its contract being voided and it having been offered a life out from under others' control, it feels it has unfinished business — namely, a necessary investigation into one of its past missions of which its memories have been deleted. The one where it went rogue and killed a bunch of people.

Upon finishing All Systems Red I wasn't certain whether I would continue the series, but I decided to give this second installment a try. (Incidentally, "installment" feels especially appropriate as these novellas remind me of the way books were once serialized and printed piecemeal in newspapers in earlier times.) I like the expectation and subsequent fulfillment of being able to finish them in less than a day. ( )
  ryner | May 21, 2022 |
I do not have enough superlatives for this book. It deserves them all. Murderbot still awesome, ART is awesome, and once again, it's both satisfying as a complete story-line for this plot, and an exciting continuation of the overall arc. :) ( )
  Malaraa | Apr 26, 2022 |
How did I fail to review this? It was splendid, and it made me want to continue reading Murderbot's adventures. Love the ambivalence with which it contemplates the human race. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
I am really enjoying these. You get the feeling they are going to settle into a formula, but it's a good formula - Murderbot tries to do something they want to do, meets another interesting bot on the way, picks up a group of humans, saves the humans.

In this one, they want to understand about the time they massacred people, they meet the snarky super-research ship ART, and they save some hapless researchers trying to get their data back from the Evil Corporation. ( )
  atreic | Apr 3, 2022 |
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There’s plenty here to entertain the many fans of the first novella.
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Martha Wellsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Böhmert, FrankTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Foltzer, ChristineCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jones, JaimeCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Montier, MathildeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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 vessal 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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