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Artificial Condition
Artificial Condition | Martha Wells
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The follow-up to the hugely popular All Systems RedIt has a dark past - one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself "Murderbot."But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more.Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don't want to know what the "A" stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue.What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks...
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AmandaBlaze
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Eggs Perfect 🤩 🤎 ✨ 2d
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Eggs Perfect 🤎🚀🤎 5d
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TheGothiqueLibrarian
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I love ART. lol

julesG Murderbot and ART ❤️ 1w
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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This continues to be a goddamn delight, as per my review of book one. I love how the murderbot character interrogates what it means to be human.

Ruthiella I ❤️Murderbot! 3w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Ruthiella so lovable for a machine designed to kill people! 3w
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Mpcacher
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This is the second novella in this series and while I did not love it as much as I did the first one, I am hooked and will be reading more about Murderbot and hopefully ART. I think this one lacked a bit of the emotional content I would have liked, but since it was all from a non-human's perspective, it is understandable. The humour was great and I enjoyed seeing Murderbot grow and understand more things. It was a fun, quick read. 3.75/5 stars

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Just over here chortling with glee. There are funny moments, mostly as a result of wry asides and the 'why me, why am I saddled with the humans with no survival instincts?!' reflections of Murderbot, but mostly I'm just happy because I love being back in this world. 1/?

Robotswithpersonality 2/? I'm keeping up with my spreadsheet for this series reread as I promised myself and it's making such a difference to the reading experience to take the time to record the details.
If I was marathoning the books I don't think it would be a issue, but as they're a lovely palate cleanser between other reads, the notations are necessary.
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Robotswithpersonality 3/? This book in particular stands out because it introduces us to ART, Asshole Research Transport extraordinaire, and begins Murderbot's journey of introspection, exploring the idea of choice (making decisions on its own, only sharing what it wants to share, thinking about what it wants to do next), considering past actions under duress in the light of new liberty. 2mo
Robotswithpersonality 4/? There is also that bit of pathos, the ComfortUnit plot line, the parallels in Murderbot's current choices and those actions taken in the past towards it: what it means to choose to help others even if it's not in your best interests (Murderbot's choices with Tapan, the ComfortUnits's in Ganaka Pit), to free someone who didn't have a choice in their actions before: 2mo
Robotswithpersonality 5/5 (Murderbot musing on Dr. Mensah's actions, and doing something similar for the ComfortUnit encountered).
This is why I love this series. This is why I love good sci fi. Yes, there are bots and planets and space going vessels and strange synthetics, and kickassery, but there are also important discussions with modern parallels and there is heart. Love it.
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julesG Great review! 2mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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“...knowledge bases and unsolicited opinions.“
Pros and Cons. 😏

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One of my favourite parts of rereading this series is whenever Murderbot collects more helpless humans like they're stray ducklings. 🥹

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Maria_Pulver
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This book is a bit more meditative in nature compared to the first part. It's still full of humor and of an unexpected adventure, and lovely heroes - human and not. The ending is sort of obvious: even if you a Murderbot in a search of answers, finding them won't be any easy and you have to start looking from within.
#SeriesLove2024 #told_by_a_woman

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Doppoetry
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This was a lot better than the first one. The lack of worldbuilding is a bit of a bummer but I hope the more Murderbot interacts with the world the more we find out.

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ART may be even funnier than Murderbot! I love the two of them together, I hope this isn‘t the last we see of this friendship.

Ruthiella ART and Murderbot are a perfect couple ❤️ 5mo
julesG @Ruthiella "BotMance" made in Space ?? 5mo
Ruthiella @julesG 😂😂😂 5mo
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In the 2nd novella, the rogue SEC unit goes to confront their past, bonds with the artificial intelligence in charge of his transport over their love of media consumption. When I‘m need of an employment contract, Murderbot is forced to take a job helping some researchers get back their files, which quickly gets much more dangerous.
Again, a strange & fun way to present issues like burnout, depression, the illusion of free will.
#serieslove2024

TheSpineView Fantastic! 5mo
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I love Murderbot! This series has me hooked. Such quick, entertaining, clever books. Looking forward to the next one!

Graciouswarriorprincess I love this series! 6mo
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broughtyoubooks
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Reread. Hopefully catching up on the rest this year.

Ruthiella I ❤️ Murderbot! 6mo
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I just ADORE Murderbot as a character, something so adorable xD

There were some intriguing things happening, and I wanted to see what was going on. Some things got solved, but left me intrigued to know more.

#SeriesLove23

Ruthiella I ❤️ Murderbot! 6mo
TheSpineView Love this series! 6mo
Andrew65 Excellent, on my list for 2024. 6mo
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starlight97
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Rogue Murderbot's adventures continue. 🤖
#scifi #spaceopera #murderbot #catsoflitsy

dabbe Hello there, sweet kitty! 🖤🐾🖤 7mo
RaeLovesToRead Awww 🥰🥰🥰 7mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
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I think I read book one to meet a readathon requirement and enjoyed it. I read this one for the same reason and liked it too. I don‘t typically choose sci-fi on my own, but if I‘m pointed in that direction I do tend to enjoy it.

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#FirstLineFridays
I joined the #GetAClue readathon hosted by RainyBlueReads on instagram. I needed a book about a non-human so I decided to continue with The Murderbot Diaries. g

ShyBookOwl Been thinking about adding thos series to my tbr 8mo
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booklover3258
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My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/v1wZtdwWaoM

Enjoy!

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julesG
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Ooooooh, ART has a female computer voice!!! 😍😍😍😍

Liked this one better than the GraphicAudio of book 1. I'm sold. I want all of Murderbot as GraphicAudio now.

#SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView @Andrew65

TheSpineView Great job! Love this series! 9mo
Andrew65 Never read any of hers, obviously I need to rectify this. @JulesG @TheSpineView 9mo
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4/5⭐ Murderbot making a friend is so pure. I'm digging the journey into the past. Thoroughly enjoyable. #bookspin

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Booksandtea23
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Happy Friday 😄

wanderinglynn 😍😍😍 love this series! 10mo
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wanderinglynn
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I don‘t know why I waited so long to read this series. But after finally reading All Systems Red this weekend (and I found the receipt for it dated Aug 2022), I immediately went out & bought the rest of the series. Book 2, just as awesome, maybe even more because of ART. 5⭐️ On to book 3!

ATB How many times can I heart this? 10mo
wanderinglynn @ATB ♾️❤️ infinity hearts! 10mo
julesG ART 😍 I think you caught on right in time. Book 7 is out in November. Yes, infinite hearts @ATB 10mo
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The second book in this series did not disappoint! I love the addition and development of the AI character ART (as well as the moniker and the meaning behind it). The further development of the main character's story also pulled me in so much, I ordered the next book the day I finished this one!

Ruthiella This is such a great series! I ❤️ Murderbot. 13mo
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Kboltz
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I‘ve been trying to find these at my library since reading #1. Finally found them! Love this series. If AI can begin to feel and care will we be safe or sorry? Love Murderbot!:)

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DMC_run8
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I listened to this in one night. I always enjoy a good murderbot story. I'll continue to make my way through this series. 4⭐️

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ATB
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New location, new fire and a new book. I‘m loving this reverse spring break at my alma mater. Lots of new things here on and around campus but plenty of nostalgia for this Spartan. Go Green!!!

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currentlyreadinginCO
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Working my way through this series and I have to say, I really appreciate the client-centered nature of Murderbot's practice 😂

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Pinta
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Bots keeping each other company. Current anxiety over AI CREATING media (Midjourney, ChatGPT)—SecUnit and ART have skipped creation and are now media CONSUMERS, bonding over their favorite shows. 🤣 “Becoming human.” Good pacing. AI with clear sense of duty makes strong MC. Clever use of security cameras & feeds for description. P65 “Humans are nervous of me because I‘m a terrifying murderbot, and I‘m nervous of them because they‘re humans.” 2018

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After gaining its freedom by rescuing its clients, Murderbot decides to travel to the mining colony where it earned its name.
It talks its way into an unmanned research transport that is a bit more sentient than your average vessel. Murderbot and ART form a tentative friendship over soap operas and ART helps Murderbot get answers.
Finished 2/23/2022

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#2022Book97
I liked this book even more than the first in the series. The new characters were more entertaining and Wells is great at writing the internal dialogue of the narrator.

Smrloomis Murderbot is the best!!! 2y
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I'm glad I picked up Murderbot's story again. This one was a lot more fun than the first one, I think maybe because I'm now familiar with the world and Murderbot's character. This one follows the journey to try to find out about its past. On the way we meet ART, a bot-driven transport ship who decides to help out. I loved the two's back and forth relationship.
#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView #roll100 @PuddleJumper

BookmarkTavern I love ART! 💕 2y
TheSpineView Fabulous 2y
PuddleJumper Great series! 2y
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Robotswithpersonality
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Awesome. Murderbot has a new collection of "soft...tiny" human ducklings to look after, and ART is a treasure.????

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ART coming in with return volley of SASS! 😁

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THE SASS! ?

"(I could have told the company that the fact that SecUnits are terrifying killing machines does, in fact, make humans nervous regardless of what we look like, but nobody listens to me."

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Ace character rep. 💜🖤⚪🏳️

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Transport ship gets a (reluctant) friend to watch shows with! 🥰🤖

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#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

Murderbot, with the help of A.R.T, works on becoming more "human" in this addition to the series. The relationship between the two makes for such a great story. Once again I find Murderbot to be an endearing character with very relatable thoughts and characteristics.

This series has great characters, an interesting world, and the action is just the right amount for the size of the book.

TheSpineView Fantastic 2y
BkClubCare I ❤️ Murderbot 2y
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Nalbuque
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Love how these are short lil works that I can finish in one shot while I draw or paint or whatever. I‘m totally engrossed in this universe and enjoying the characters, can‘t wait to get the rest of the series!

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The babies chose to climb up next to me to go to sleep, so of course I had no choice but to stay in this spot and finish my book! I loved this just as much as All Systems Red - Murderbot is just the most endearing character! #fosterkittens #catsoflitsy #kittensoflitsy

rabbitprincess 😻😻😻😻 (this is me with all kitty posts) I really need to read All Systems Red! 2y
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Johanna414
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And there goes Murderbot, being all relatable again...

Clare-Dragonfly Right? 😅 2y
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Eggs 🖤📚🤗 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚🙌🏻 2y
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The 2nd installment in the Murderbot Diaries has Murderbot learning to act more "human" and investigating his past. I loved the addition of ART (Asshole Research Transport) and I hope he returns in later books - their dynamic together was great!

Jari-chan ART is so awesome! 🤩 2y
julesG Murderbot and ART make a great team. 😁 2y
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I f***in' love Murderbot. I hope they team up with ART again, they make a good pair!

DGRachel Honestly, I don‘t know if I love Murderbot or ART more. It‘s a tough call. 2y
vlwelser ❤💯 2y
shanaqui ART is the best! 2y
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DGRachel
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The second Murderbot book was just as engaging and entertaining as the first. Actually, I enjoyed it even more. Murderbot decides to try to find out what happened when it supposedly committed mass murder and ends up taking a private security job. Hijinks ensue (who knew humans could be so self-destructively, monumentally stupid), with more sarcasm and a fantastic transport bot who I hope we see more of in future books. Absolutely delightful.

Dragon ART is awesome, love Murderbot 🤖💚🐉 2y
MaleficentBookDragon ❤️❤️❤️ ART 🤖 🚀 2y
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Nebklvr
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This series is so much fun. There is plenty of action and it has its funny moments too.

Dragon Love Murderbot 🤖💚🐉 2y
Nebklvr @Dragon Gets better each time 2y
Dragon Totally agree 👍 2y
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Another great installment!