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A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial Intelligence.

"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.

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



About the Author

Martha Wells

Martha Wells is the author of many fantasy novels, including Wheel of the Infinite, City of Bones, The Element of Fire, the Fall of Ile-Rien trilogy, and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer. Her most recent fantasy series is The Books of the Raksura, and she has an SF novella series from Tor.com called The Murderbot Diaries. She has also written YA fantasies, short stories, non-fiction articles, and media-tie-in novels for Stargate Atlantis and Star Wars.



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