Sep 5

All Systems Red wins Hugo Award!

Congratulations to Martha Wells for All Systems Red, the first book in the Murderbot Diaries, winning the 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novella!

Aug 9

Publishers Weekly on Rogue Protocol

Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells

“Wells once again knits combat, investigation, and rumination into a thoughtful, irresistible story.” — Publishers Weekly

Aug 3

Booklist on Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy by Martha Wells

“After finding evidence proving that the GrayCris Corporation engaged in illegal activities, Murderbot heads out to hand the case over to Dr. Mensah, its former owner. But Dr. Mensah has disappeared, and Murderbot must track her down—straight into the heart of enemy territory. Saving its mentor and taking down GrayCris are just the beginning of its challenges—Murderbot also has to figure out who it is, where it fits in society, and just how it is supposed to relate to all these people. The fourth installment of Wells’ Murderbot Diaries (after Rogue Protocol, 2018) will satisfy readers’ hopes for this series finale. It follows the same basic structural formula as its predecessors, so it has all the action fans expect. Exit Strategy tones down the humor a bit but adds depth to Murderbot’s introspection as it wrestles with questions of identity that it has been avoiding, and the story leaves it to decide its own future. Everything comes full circle while remaining appropriately open ended. Wells gives us a worthy conclusion to one of the best series in recent memory.” — Booklist

Jul 10
2018 on Artificial Condition

Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

“Martha Wells can always be relied upon for atmospheric novels with great voice and precise, gorgeously descriptive turns of phrase. In the Murderbot Diaries, Wells’ enormous talent for voice and atmosphere has full reign in a space opera setting—and her deft facility with characterisation makes Murderbot an incredibly appealing character. Self-conscious, awkward, and self-contradictory: we can all recognise ourselves in Murderbot’s struggles with acting like a person.” —

Jun 26

All Systems Red wins Locus Award!

Congratulations to Martha Wells again, this time for All Systems Red, the first book in the Murderbot Diaries, winning the 2018 Locus Award for Best Novella!

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