Written by Martha Wells
Number 4.5 in The Murderbot Diaries
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Science Fiction, Short Story
Original Language: English
Read from 2023-05-03 to 2023-05-03
Read in English
Review: A short story following Dr. Mensah, occurring in parallel with the concluding events of Exit Strategy.
The conceit of doing this is interesting, though, for me, the story doesn’t quite live up to the potential it has. I had almost expected the thoughts of Mensah to be slightly more unexpected, and therefore the main fun of this book was the interaction between her and Murderbot. Seeing the same interactions from a different point of view adds an element to the, while not unreliable, at times unrelatable narration we get from Murderbot’s point of view, and this story gave me that. I’d certainly like more of these stories.