My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Need a quick SciFi fix? This is it. I enjoyed #2 as much as I did #1 and I really want to buy the whole series to sit on my shelf so I can touch it affectionately when I'm feeling down.
But seriously, these quick reads are perfect little episodes with just the right amount of fun. Where else can you find a deadly murderbot who sighs at the idiotic and suicidal decisions of humans?
Martha Wells builds a convincing and effective world through the eyes of a "rogue murderbot," otherwise known as a security model that has hacked its governor module and uses its spare time to watch too much TV while trying to figure out humans. The first-person perspective is perfect and I have no trouble relating to this bot. I imagine most SciFi fans have similar opinions of most humans. Wells' writing style is easy to read and very clean. I cannot think of a single thing I would complain about in this book.
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I read this book as part of my SpaceTime Reading Challenge. To view my progress or sign up, visit the post.
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Short reads can be so fun!ReplyDelete
Thank you for your prompt during the Theme Reveal. "Another species on Earth suddenly got the upper hand" became integral to the plot. (Though aliens did end up responsible for many other species being on Earth.)
This sounds right up my street. I've just bought book 1 on Kindle thanks to your recommendation.ReplyDelete