Apr 18
2018

Booklist on Artificial Condition

Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

“Everyone’s favorite Murderbot is back. The second installment in Wells’ Murderbot Diaries picks up where All Systems Red (2017) left off, with the series’ titular character seeking answers to its origin by traveling back to where it first went rogue to learn what really happened. Along the way, it makes friends with an intelligent research transport ship and agrees to protect a group of naive researchers whose discoveries make them a target for murder. Murderbot is one of the most delightful characters in current science fiction: a killing machine who chooses to be a good person, a robot who suffers from crippling social anxiety, a sarcastic misanthrope who really just wants to be left alone to watch TV. The relationship between Murderbot and ART (the intelligent ship) adds an entertaining The Odd Couple element to the story. Like the first book, this one is a fast, fun, exciting read, and the series keeps getting funnier. Perfect entertainment for a quiet evening.” — Booklist

Apr 4
2018

2018 Hugo Finalists include Lee, Wells, and Ahmed!

The 2018 Hugo Award Finalists include Yoon Ha Lee, Martha Wells, and Saladin Ahmed! Congratulations to all!

BEST NOVEL
Raven Stratagem, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)

BEST NOVELLA
All Systems Red, by Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)

BEST NOVELETTE
“Extracurricular Activities,” by Yoon Ha Lee (Tor.com, February 15, 2017)

BEST GRAPHIC STORY
Black Bolt, Volume 1: Hard Time, written by Saladin Ahmed (Marvel)

BEST SERIES
The Books of the Raksura, by Martha Wells (Night Shade)

Mar 12
2018

Locus on Artificial Condition

Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

“It’s always a treat to read a Martha Wells story, and it turns out that her Murderbot Diaries are an especial delight… Artificial Condition is a story that balances its disparate elements with exceptional skill. It’s perfectly paced, and Wells brings both a strong sense of humour and deep pathos to Murderbot’s character and to their voice. Murderbot, for all their insistence that they’re not really a person, is a very human sort of bot.” — Locus

Feb 20
2018

All Systems Red is a Nebula Award finalist!

Congratulations to Martha Wells on All Systems Red, the first book in the Murderbot Diaries, being a finalist for the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novella!

Feb 13
2018

All Systems Red wins a 2018 ALA Alex Award!

Congratulations to Martha Wells on All Systems Red, the first book in the Murderbot Diaries, being awarded a 2018 ALA Alex Award as one of the best adult books that appeal to teen audiences!

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