Jan 14
2021

Network Effect is a Publishers Weekly 2020 Staff Pick!

Network Effect by Martha Wells is a Publishers Weekly 2020 Staff Pick!

“Martha Wells’ cranky, TV-binging Murderbot, the star and narrator of four superb novellas before this novel, made for a perfect quarantine companion. Her SecUnit killing machine has favored a solitary existence ever since it hacked its way to sentience. It feels safest hunkered down in a storage bay, mainlining its favorite shows, far removed from the messy emotions and motives of people – a preference that only became more relatable as 2020 stretched on. Vividly imagined and often wryly hilarious, Network Effect stands as the strongest, richest book in the series, as the SecUnit once more must embroiled itself in human affairs, this time with a team and even a friend. Wells’ accomplished storytelling makes this a perfect entry point, but odds are once you’ve become acquainted with Murderbot you’ll want to do what it would: find a quiet spot and rush through the full series.”

Jan 11
2021

Locus on Fugitive Telemetry

Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells

“Fugitive Telemetry is an interesting hybrid of murder mystery and space adventure. From the beginning of her career, Martha Wells’ characters have been relatable, understandable, complex, and human; her worldbuilding deft and interesting, filled with graceful detail and implying a universe beyond the page. The Murderbot stories continue this trajectory, with an entertaining protagonist – the incredibly relatable Murderbot – and a wry, witty, darkly humorous voice. Fugitive Telemetry is a brisk, well-paced delight, and fills in a gap in Murderbot’s adventures in a satisfying way. I enjoyed the hell out of it, and I hope that Wells continues to tell Murderbot stories for a long time to come.” — Locus

Dec 10
2020

NPR’s Best Books of 2020

NPR’s Best Books of 2020 (as listed on their NPR Book Concierge) includes Network Effect by Martha Wells and Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir!

Dec 7
2020

2020 Tor.com Reviewers’ Choice

The Tor.com Reviewers’ Choice: The Best Books of 2020 list includes Machine by Elizabeth Bear, Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, Network Effect by Martha Wells, and The Tyrant Baru Cormorant by Seth Dickinson!

Nov 23
2020

Amazon’s Best Science fiction and Fantasy of 2020

Amazon’s Best Books of 2020 list includes Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir, Network Effect by Martha Wells, and Battle Ground by Jim Butcher!

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