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Speculative Book Club: "All Systems Red" by Martha Wells

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The Speculative Book Club will meet on Tuesday, October 4th at 7:30pm to discuss All Systems Red by Martha Wells! For questions about this meeting, email us at unabridgedbookstore@gmail.com.

As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure.

In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.

But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn't a primary concern.

On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied 'droid--a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as "Murderbot." Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.

But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

Martha Wells has written many fantasy novels, including The Wizard Hunters, Wheel of the Infinite, the Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads and ending with The Harbors of the Sun), and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, and nonfiction. Her New York Times and USA Today-bestselling Murderbot Diaries series has won the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Alex Awards.

 

 

All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries By Martha Wells Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250214713
Availability: Available, order here for delivery or pickup.
Published: Tordotcom - January 22nd, 2019

Event date: 

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 7:30pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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