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All Systems Red

(2017)
(The first book in the Murderbot Diaries series)
A Novella by

 
 
Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novella
Philip K Dick Award Best Book (nominee)
All Systems Red is the tense first science fiction adventure novella in Martha Wells' series The Murderbot Diaries. For fans of Westworld, Ex Machina, Ann Leckie's Imperial Raadch series, or Iain M. Banks' Culture novels.

All Systems Red tackles questions of the ethics of sentient robotics. The main character is a deadly security droid that has bucked its restrictive programming and is balanced between contemplative self-discovery and an idle instinct to kill all humans.

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.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries
Author(s): Martha Wells
ISBN: 1-250-21471-8 / 978-1-250-21471-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor.com
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries
Author(s): Martha Wells
ISBN: 0-7653-9753-6 / 978-0-7653-9753-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor.com
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Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: All Systems Red
Author(s): Martha Wells
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October 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: All Systems Red
Author(s): Martha Wells
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October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: All Systems Red
Author(s): Martha Wells
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October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: All Systems Red
Author(s): Martha Wells
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Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: All Systems Red (Kindle Single): The Murderbot Diaries
Author(s): Martha Wells
Publisher: Tor.com
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