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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)
Winner: 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novella
Winner: 2018 Nebula Award for Best Novella
Winner: 2018 Alex Award
Winner: 2018 Locus Award
One of the Verge's Best Books of 2017
A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller


A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial Intelligence.


"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.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Clever, inventive, brutal when it needs to be, and compassionate without ever being sentimental." - Kate Elliott

"Endearing, funny, action-packed, and murderous." - Kameron Hurley

"I love Murderbot!" - Ann Leckie

"The Murderbot series is a heart-pounding thriller that never lets up, but it's also one of the most humane portraits of a nonhuman I've ever read. Come for the gunfights on other planets, but stay for the finely drawn portrait of a deadly robot whose smartass goodness will give you hope for the future of humanity." - Annalee Newitz

"Not only a fun, fast-paced space-thriller, but also a sharp, sometimes moving character study that will resonate with introverts even if they're not lethal AI machines." - Malka Older


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Used availability for Martha Wells's All Systems Red

Hardback Editions

January 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries (The Murderbot Diaries (1))
Author(s): Martha Wells
ISBN: 1-250-21471-8 / 978-1-250-21471-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tordotcom
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries (The Murderbot Diaries (1))
Author(s): Martha Wells
ISBN: 0-7653-9753-6 / 978-0-7653-9753-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor.com
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: All Systems Red
Author(s): Martha Wells
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


October 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: All Systems Red
Author(s): Martha Wells
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: All Systems Red
Author(s): Martha Wells
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: All Systems Red
Author(s): Martha Wells
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU