I liked the imaginary people on the entertainment feed way more than I liked real ones, but you can’t have one without the other.
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.
MURDER BOT MURDER BOT MURDER BOT!
I had to shout that out. Because that is what you do when you read this book! The last time I cheered for a robot this loudly was when I watched Prometheus and before that… probably Terminator. If you’re a sci-fi junkie you will love this novella! If you’re not a sci-fi junkie you will still love this because of the emotion and plot and the all around story Wells throws at us.
The rush of emotion I felt from Murderbot completely surprised me! I just could not believe that I was so invested in a robots “life”. I think he’s my new best friend. Truly. I can see why she was awarded a Hugo for this series!
I know I’ve said it before but you really have no idea what you’re missing if you still haven’t picked up a book published by tordotcom. The amount of emotion that is released from these stories blows me away. Seriously, pick up a tordotcom novella and you will not want to stop reading them!
**Thank you TorDotCom for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review.**