Title: Artificial Condition
Author: Martha Wells
Series: Murderbot Diaries #2
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…
I am a huge huge fan of these books! My love and appreciation for the Main Character, Murderbot, just grows with every instalment of it’s adventures. Still on the hunt for its lost memories it teams up with ART (Asshole Research Transport), a ship AI with an attitude, and I was even more sold on these stories. The two personalities of these AI are just fantastic. In this novella we also get the gamut of emotions, from laugh out loud almost slap stick moments, to tender moments of connection, fear at the out come of Murderbot’s quest to the anticipation of the action scenes.
The world building is also just as detailed as the plot, with a diverse range of characters, including within the AI characters, and a myriad of different planets and corporate entities which make it a very rich and interesting universe.
It is just such a good series. I am so invested in Murderbot’s journey. I am very much looking forward to picking up the third book.