The fourth book in Martha Wells' Murderbot Diaries, a wildfire science fiction phenomenon about an antisocial AI learning to care.
Martha Welss 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.
Emphatically fulfils expectations.This is space opera with wit
and intelligence, and it's thoroughly enjoyable. --Aurealis
Praise for The Murderbot Diaries series "I love Murderbot!" --Ann
Leckie The Murderbot series is a heart-pounding thriller that never
lets up, but it's also one of the most humane portraits of a
nonhuman I've ever read. Come for the gunfights on other planets,
but stay for the finely drawn portrait of a deadly robot whose
smartass goodness will give you hope for the future of humanity.
--Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous Clever, inventive,
brutal when it needs to be, and compassionate without ever being
sentimental. --Kate Elliott, author of the Spirit Walker trilogy
Endearing, funny, action-packed, and murderous. --Kameron Hurley,
author of The Stars are Legion "Not only a fun, fast-paced
space-thriller, but also a sharp, sometimes moving character study
that will resonate with introverts even if they're not lethal AI
machines." --Malka Older, author of Infomocracy
We are all a little bit Murderbot... we see ourselves in its skin. And that reading about this sulky, soap-opera-loving cyborg killing machine might be one of the most human experiences you can have in sci-fi right now..--NPR "Wells gives depth to a rousing but basically familiar action plot by turning it into the vehicle by which SecUnit engages with its own rigorously denied humanity." --Publishers Weekly starred review "I already can't wait for the next one." --The Verge "A great kick-off for a continuing series." --Locus