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 dont 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...
|Title||:||Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries #2)|
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Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries #2) Reviews
The appalling lack of carnage continues in Episode II:
Attack of the Cloneswhen everyone’s favorite “Murderbot” goes searching for answers to its hazy past. With no clients to serve it’s free to do as it pleases, but it’s bored of wasting its lifespan stowing away in cargo transports and consuming media—crazy, right?—so instead, it decides to look into how it came to be a free agent in the first place.
On an old assignment, before it became sentient, it apparently went rogue and massacred i ...more
When we first met the SecUnit Murderbot in Martha Wells’ “All System’s Red”, it had already hacked its governor module, which is ostensibly in place to prevent it from going on a kill-happy rampage. In truth, it had already (apparently) gone on said rampage when it was “under control”, and only hacked the module so it wouldn’t happen again (and so it could have unfettered access to the entertainment feeds).
When “Artificial Condition” opens, Murderbot has won a dubious kind of freedom thanks to ...more
I just adore this series. I had so much reading this second book and cannot wait for the last two books to be released. Martha Wells has created a wonderfully vivid world here, with a character at its core that is brilliant, funny, and relatable – and a murderbot. Murderbot is the main draw to this series of novellas: a rogue bot who pretends to not care about anything but its soap operas, it nevertheless cannot help but help other people on its way to solve the mysteries of its past.
For a book ...more
An awesome sequel to the Nebula award-winning “All Systems Red.” I liked it even better than the first book! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:
The illicit adventures of Murderbot continue in Artificial Condition, the terrific sequel to Martha Wells’ 2017 Nebula award-winning novella, All Systems Red. Murderbot, a deeply introverted cyborg security unit, or SecUnit, who previously hacked the governor software that forced obedience to human commands, has illegally gone off the grid, ...more
I love this character and enjoyed another foray into Murderbot’s world.
"I liked humans, I liked watching them on the entertainment feed, where they couldn't interact with me. Where it was safe. For me and for them."
Took the words right outta my mouth which only proves what I've suspected for a couple of years, I am a robot.
I've got to be if my thoughts match exactly to those of an android that is fond of humans from afar, is afraid of interacting with them but gets really protective of them when it manages to overcome its anxiety.
That part of the story was as e ...more
A quick read. Which annoys me even more considering the ridiculously high price of the ebook. I even considered docking a star of the rating for that, but it wouldn‘t be fair to the story.
It was good, but not as good as the first installment. I found it a bit thinner on plot and suspense, although I liked the way our murderbot keeps exploring its non-humanity. The addition of ART was fun. The bad guy was not very bad or scary. Regardless, I read it in two sittings and I am craving more. Good en ...more
Thrilled I got to read this a bit early - more thoughts closer to the publication date. I loved this just as much as the first one, though I did miss Murderbot's first crew. But I really enjoyed the new characters here... clearly Murderbot and ART are just the tip of the non-human iceberg... much more is going on with bots' and constructs' abilities than the average human in this world knows!