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All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries

For the first time in hardcover, Martha Wells' award-winning, New York Times bestselling All Systems Red

Winner: 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novella
Winner: 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novella
Winner: 2018 Alex Award
One of the Verge's Best Books of 2017

"As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure."

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 (and to watch its favorite show in its downtime.)

But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781250214713
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pub Date: 22/01/2019
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Science fiction
  • Imprint: Tor Books
  • Pages: 176

For the first time in hardcover, Martha Wells' award-winning, New York Times bestselling All Systems Red

Winner: 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novella
Winner: 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novella
Winner: 2018 Alex Award
One of the Verge's Best Books of 2017

"As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure."

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 (and to watch its favorite show in its downtime.)

But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

Author Information

Martha Wells has written many fantasy novels, including The Wizard Hunters, Wheel of the Infinite, the Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads and ending with The Harbors of the Sun), and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, and non-fiction. Her New York Times bestselling Murderbot Diaries series has won the Alex and Nebula Awards and been shortlisted for others.