All Systems Red by Martha Wells

All Systems Red

A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that blends HBO's Westworld with Iain M. Banks' Culture books.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.Bu...

Title:All Systems Red
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ISBN:0765397528
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:144 pages

All Systems Red Reviews

  • M.
    Jan 11, 2017

    Between 4 and 5 stars

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  • Sana
    Jan 30, 2017

    Murderbot's priorities are on my level: watching entertainment feeds > killing humans, anxious and awkward as hell and prefers to be left alone and not interact with any humans ever more than anything else. What's more, the plot is very entertaining and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS.

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  • j
    Mar 04, 2017

    Snarky robots are like catnip to me. Turns out Martha Wells is pretty funny.

  • Punk
    May 22, 2017

    The adventures of an organic/mechanic construct that thinks of itself as Murderbot, even though it would rather watch TV than kill people. Unfortunately, as the only security unit assigned to a group of researchers on an unexplored planet, Murderbot's job is already cutting into its media time, and then, of course, everything starts to go wrong.

    I loved this novella. The voice is great—dryly funny, yet secretly compassionate. The humans had personality even though—outside of the two most importan

    The adventures of an organic/mechanic construct that thinks of itself as Murderbot, even though it would rather watch TV than kill people. Unfortunately, as the only security unit assigned to a group of researchers on an unexplored planet, Murderbot's job is already cutting into its media time, and then, of course, everything starts to go wrong.

    I loved this novella. The voice is great—dryly funny, yet secretly compassionate. The humans had personality even though—outside of the two most important to the plot—they all seemed basically the same. Look, Murderbot doesn't care, okay? Except for how it does. My only complaint is that the ending is a bit rushed. I bought it, but the author should have taken a little more time to get there.

    Recommended—especially if you like space toasters with social anxiety and jokes about murder. I'm excited for the next book in the series.

  • Andrea
    May 06, 2017

    I enjoyed this a lot. It's a brief, consistently entertaining story from the POV of an android who just wants to keep its head down and watch tv between stints of getting shot at.

    I didn't know it was a novella, going in, and was disappointed at the brevity, but the story is complete in itself, while being the beginning of more.

    Recommended.

  • Jason
    May 07, 2017

    5 Stars

    All Systems Red by Martha Wells is A science-fiction novella made for my tastes. The murderbot Diaries is A new series that centers on a robot hacks her own governor thereby making her nearly a person. Murderbot really does not like interacting with people and would rather be on her own. She really doesn't take her job seriously and is quite sarcastic. Bad things have happened and people were killed as a result of her. This is a short adventure, mystery on an unnamed planet.

    As with all

    5 Stars

    All Systems Red by Martha Wells is A science-fiction novella made for my tastes. The murderbot Diaries is A new series that centers on a robot hacks her own governor thereby making her nearly a person. Murderbot really does not like interacting with people and would rather be on her own. She really doesn't take her job seriously and is quite sarcastic. Bad things have happened and people were killed as a result of her. This is a short adventure, mystery on an unnamed planet.

    As with all Wells novels this is a fast-paced well written story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The survey team comes under attack, people are killed, an unknown adversary. The story works as we get to learn more about our nonhuman protagonist. I really like this book and wish it was a full length novel. I am a huge fan of Martha Wells and can't wait to read more from this.

  • K.J. Charles
    Jun 05, 2017

    Magnificent. Tor.com continue to rock it with this fantastic tale of a self-hacked cyborg security unit with a gloriously bad attitude. It just wants to sit there downloading soaps but HEY HO SABOTAGE, PEOPLE TO SAVE, PEOPLE TO KILL.

    Terrific writing, lovely characterisation, very funny, and there will be more! Consider me glued.

  • Mikhail
    Jun 10, 2017

    Broke through a long reading drought with this little novella. As always, Martha Wells delivers an unconventional protagonist, an intriguing world, and a fun story. This is a good bit shorter than her Cloud Roads or the Death of the Necromancer, and so the story is much more contained and the world isn't *quite* as expansive, but it's still a great deal of fun.

    Plus the protagonist is a nameless security android who's an obsessive soap opera fan. What's not to love?


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