Artificial Condition - Martha Wells

Artificial Condition

By Martha Wells

  • Release Date: 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 237 Ratings

Description

A USA Today bestseller

The "I love Murderbot!" —Ann Leckie

Artificial Condition is the follow-up to Martha Wells's Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times bestselling All Systems Red

It has a dark past—one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself “Murderbot”. But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more.

Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don’t want to know what the “A” stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue.

What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks…

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Reviews

  • Great novella but priced like a novel

    3
    By 90Benny22
    The writing is fantastic as are the characters and the premise but this book basically costs 10 cents per page. So far the 180 pages of the first two novellas are just sections of the same book meaning that if I chose to read the “whole” book (all 4 novellas) it would cost me $34 for a 400 page book. Just ridiculous.
  • Great Novella But...

    4
    By Bubba Bill Jones
    I enjoyed the first novella and I seriously enjoyed this one as well. The addition of ART to the protagonist’s internal dialogue made this more of a page turner. This one is a completely different and new story. However it was published the same year as the rest of them and should have been made a collection. I don’t regret buying and reading it, but others might.
  • Too short

    1
    By Ninjackalope
    Read it in two hours, the price is ridiculous.
  • Short, but awesome.

    4
    By CSpaced
    I’m really enjoying this series, my only gripe is that they are short books. While that was okay for a $4 book (the first in the series), I had hoped that this one would be a little longer. The first two books could have been a single volume. It’s a great series nonetheless, and I’m looking forward to reading the rest.
  • Murderbot Seeks Answers

    4
    By Prairie_Dog
    This second novella in the Murderbot Diaries finds our favorite construct fleeing the circumstances of his release from servitude. He meets a powerful AI friend who helps him reach the scene of the past massacre that he is unsure of his role in, as his memories were wiped. He meets a family of technicians that he agrees to help so he can reach the surface of the planet in question. And of course, this is where the mayhem begins. Along the way, our construct becomes a little more human, and a lot more uncomfortable about that. Murderbot is such a great character, and this second volume in his story is the beginning of his quest to find out about his past. He still loves to watch his serials, but he is beginning to become more than the rogue SecUnit he believes he is. His internal monologue is still dry and wryly humorous, and the pace of the story is still gripping. Definitely a great second volume in the series.
  • Story is OK cost is outrageous

    1
    By traipse
    The story is OK, but the price is high. This series is really one longer story, divided up into short stories that each cost as much as, or more than if they were all in one book. The end result is just one novel-length story that you have to pay two or three times as much for. The story isn’t good enough to be worth it. You should pass until the price comes down. Very disappointed in the author and publisher for doing this to readers.
  • Overpriced!

    1
    By Paul in Cleveland
    This story is a novella. Should be $2 at most.
  • Love this series

    5
    By Reader1803
    Unbelievably creative and witty too. Loved this book and love the entire series!