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 Post subject: The Murderbot Diaries
PostPosted: 12:10pm May 31, 2018 
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The Murderbot Diaries is a series of novellas by Martha Wells. They'll all be published this year. The first two are out now, with #3 due in August and the #4 in October.

As novellas, they're an easy length and they don't get bogged down in too much worldbuilding arcana. It was a nice change from The Luminaries.

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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.



I liked it well enough to keep going. It's not genre-defining fiction or anything, it's just a cool idea and it's written well.

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Just finished the first entry, agree with Mike on all his points. It has a narrow focus and it works for the story. I can definitely see this being a cool Matt Damon movie in the near future, or if Netflix gets ahold of it, some sh*tty mini series.

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I wrapped up the third one of these this weekend. I liked it least of the three so far, but there is def. something building for the finale next month.

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New little Murderbot scene at Wired: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of-w ... tha-wells/

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