Written by Martha Wells

Number 4 in The Murderbot Diaries

Publisher: Tor.com
Pages: 176
Genre: Science Fiction
Published: 2018-10-02
Original Language: English

Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right? Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah—its former owner (protector? friend?)—submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit. But who’s going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue? And what will become of it when it’s caught?

Read from 2023-04-10 to 2023-05-02
Read in English
Rating: 4.5/5
Review: Another solid entry in the series - the story moves on, and this instalment is a little more varied and “rounded” than the previous ones were. It allows for more exploration around the rather interesting concept of when an AI is human, and when it can/should be treated as one, as well as whether it should be expected to want to be human in the first place. I felt that this instalment brought the series back to it’s roots a little bit, focusing more on the… lacking a better word, human, side of Murderbot, which for me is the most interesting part of this series so far.