All Systems Red

All Systems Red Review

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.

Title:All Systems Red
Edition Language:English

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  • Patrick

    I'm painfully aware of the fact that most of my reviews end up being... well... not reviews. Usually what I do on here is tell stories about how I feel about books. Or I muse about the nature of story...

  • carol.

    "Confession time: I don't actually know where we are.... I hadn't looked at the maps yet and I'd barely looked at the survey package. In my defense, we'd been here twenty-two planetary days and I hadn...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    (4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much…Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who’s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet.Thi...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    Update: All Systems Red has now won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, not to mention several other awards. There are (so far) three sequels and I loved them all! ... even more than thi...

  • Jeffrey Keeten

    ”I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well ...

  • Bradley

    When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handfu...

  • Petrik

    A super short and quite fun read.This will be a short review. All Systems Red is the first book in The Murderbot Diaries quartet by Martha Wells. I've heard tons of praises about this novella and seri...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    “I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had bee...

  • Karl

    Entry #1I will be starting to read this book in a few hours. I just found out that Ms. Wells has sold a total of four (count em (4)) novellas in the Murderbot series with the second titled "Artificial...

  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller

    Niki's Narrative Novella Review [Part 1/4]: All Systems Red seemed to have everything I’d been hounding for in a good sci-fi – an interesting character, a compelling mystery, exploration, and some...