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Exit Strategy
Exit Strategy: The Murderbot Diaries | Martha Wells
183 posts | 201 read | 1 reading | 52 to read
"I love Murderbot!" Ann Leckie The fourth and final part of the Murderbot Diaries series that began with All Systems Red. Murderbot wasnt programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right? Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensahits former owner (protector? friend?)submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit. But whos going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue? And what will become of it when its caught? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Maria_Pulver
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It's wonderful how Wells continues to keep the tone and the plot development without loosing the quality of the storytelling ❤
#told_by_a_woman #serieslove2024

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JuliaTheBookNerd
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#ExitInTitle ⬅️⬆️➡️⬇️ #ItTakesAllKinds ☘️🌈🌷🌞

#BookNerd 🤓📚💙

rretzler Some really great titles on your shelf! 1mo
Eggs Beautiful 📚🧡📚 1mo
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Bookwomble
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Another excellent entry in the Murderbot Diaries. Not much I think I can add to the SecUnit love others have expressed. Looks like I'll be ordering the next installment soon! 🩶🤖🩶

julesG You could read the short story in the meantime, it should be available for free from TOR.com 1mo
Bookwomble @julesG Thanks, Jules - I'll look that up 😊 1mo
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Doppoetry
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This series is slowly but surely improving. There's a tiny fraction of character development on the human part, but on Murderbot's part as well, which is a pleasant surprise.

It's nice knocking these out when I'm questing in MMOs

Doppoetry I am reading this mostly for my friends who is a big fan of these and has been raving about Murderbot and how much they relate to them not wanting to socialize and just wanting to watch things.

But also the plot is still intriguing enough to keep me engaged. Not to mention that I am on and off behind on my goodreads challenge and these are good fodder.
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5feet.of.fury
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This one was very compelling! Some really character development here as Murderbot returns to the crew they left behind & takes a less avoidant approach to the conflict

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IndoorDame
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In the 4th installment Murderbot meets back up with its original crew and continues to question the nature of its existence. I‘ve been loving these as novellas, and I think this is the last short installment, so we‘ll see if I like the story as much in long form going forward…

Bookwomble I ordered this one yesterday; hope to have it by Wednesday 😊🤖 2mo
IndoorDame @Bookwomble exciting! Enjoy! 2mo
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HeatherBookNerd
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This series just keeps getting better. I love seeing Murderbot‘s growing understanding of humans and watching it navigate all these new environments and relationships. I think this my favorite so far.

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Tsana
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Finished this and wanted to go into the next one immediately. Re-listening to them all has been helping me get the overarching story straight in my head. I really enjoy Murderbot‘s voice and internal monologue and I am very much dreading the screen adaptation (based on what we know so far, massive side-eye).

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Adventures-of-a-French-Reader
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Just finished the 4th of the novellas in the Murderbot series! Yeah. Overall, it's an entertaining series to read (didn't like much the 2nd one). I may try later the first novel in the series, but I actually liked that they were novellas... Probably because I'm not a big fan of sci-fi. But I'm curious about the evolution of Murderbot. We'll see, so many books I want to read.

shanaqui Depending on why you didn't like the second book, you might want to avoid the novel. 🤔ART is a major character again in Network Effect, and I know some people hate that character. 😅 3mo
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starlight97
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"When you‘re told what to do every second of your existence, change is terrifying."
I'm loving this series ?? and they're making it into a TV show!
#murderbot #scifi

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julesG
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Wanted to write #ARC reviews on #NetGalley to erode #MountARC, but #GhostCat has other ideas. Guess I have to browse NetGalley and request more ARCs. ?

Good thing the laptop can play an #audiobook. Listening to the tagged "Graphic Audio" - was just released.

#SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView @Andrew65
#20in4 #readathon

Ruthiella 😻😻😻 5mo
sarahbarnes At least your arm is warm. 😁 5mo
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TheSpineView Cuteness!❤️🐾 5mo
dabbe Oh, you sweet, fluffy kitty! 🖤🐾🖤 5mo
Andrew65 I am so behind on my reviews! Must get to them next month. 5mo
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hissingpotatoes
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5/5⭐ The contrast between Murderbot's antisocial thoughts and protective actions. The dynamics between it and the original crew from book one, especially Dr. Mensah. *chef's kisses all around* This series is a gift. Excuse me I'm having an emotion.

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Chittavrtti
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wanderinglynn
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What can I say other that I love this series! 5⭐️

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julesG The last two were published in the wrong order. 7mo
wanderinglynn Yep, I have them all! 7mo
julesG I've been told by my son that it is my duty to let everyone reading the series know that books 5 and 6 were published in the wrong order. 😁😁😁 7mo
wanderinglynn @julesG that is good to know! 👍🏻 7mo
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wanderinglynn
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I‘d love to travel to space & other worlds! 🚀🪐👽

Jess.stroz My current read is about a man who faced prison isolation for many years, so definitely not! 7mo
wanderinglynn @Jess.stroz no, I wouldn‘t want that either 😬🤣 7mo
BookmarkTavern Space would be so cool! 💫 Thanks for posting! 7mo
MissyD Depending on which book…. 1 is set in Paris. (Yes please). 1 is set in England (yes. Yes. Yes.). The last is set in Connecticut (maybe. If it‘s my only choice). 🤣 7mo
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wanderinglynn
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A bit of a late start to the weekend. Luckily it‘s a 3-day weekend! Here are my #weekendreads

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Karisimo
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An installment of Murderbot was just the thing I needed after trudging through Midnight‘s Children!

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peanutnine
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Another great Murderbot adventure - getting the gang back together 🙌🏻
#SeriesLove2023 @Andrew65 @TheSpineView

TheSpineView This is great series!💙📚📖 9mo
LiseWorks I just started to read the first one and so far I like it 9mo
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peanutnine
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Murderbot is just too relatable sometimes 😅

Ruthiella Oh Murderbot! 😂 9mo
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amyrohn
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I love Murderbot. That is all.

rachelsbrittain Same. 9mo
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Kboltz
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Like these short reads between my big book reads. 😜. This one is a good setup for the next diary. Love Murderbot.

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staci.reads
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Book number 4 in the series finally sees Murderbot reunited with Dr. Mensah and the Preservation Team. Their group dynamics are still complicated, and their shared history creates mixed emotions - and of course, Murderbot hates feeling emotions 😁. Another great installment, and another action-packed adventure!

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currentlyreadinginCO
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Finished another Murderbot novella on cleaning day, what a surprise ... I love Murderbot and I will not be taking questions at this time

julesG Murderbot 😍😍😍 14mo
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Nessavamusic
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Another great adventure for Murderbot, this time saving some old friends. I am savoring this series and love listening to another novella installment. 5⭐️
#fabulousfebruary #roll100 read done!

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K.Wielechowski
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When Murderbot‘s former client/friend/owner? gets kidnapped by GrayCris, it travels across the universe to rescue her.
In addition for berating itself for getting her kidnapped in the first place since it‘s trip to Milu was the fuse that set off GrayCris‘ desperate plan.
Finished 3/4/2022

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Robotswithpersonality
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The BEST of the series so far. Such a good time: great action and snark and wholesomeness as usual, and a particular series of events distinguishing it from the status quo of others in the series that really worked for me. On to the next!

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Robotswithpersonality
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Silly humans and their arms! 😂

Aimeesue Oh, Murderbot! 🤣 1y
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Robotswithpersonality
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Poor, confused, sad beepy machine babies! 🥹

julesG 😁 Your posts make me want to reread the series. 1y
Robotswithpersonality @julesG Happy to enable!!! 1y
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Addison_Reads
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#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

Murderbot gets better with each story. This is another fast paced, fun adventure were Murderbot proves yet again why it is far better than any human, or any AI.

I really enjoyed having Murderbot and Dr. Mensah together again. This book had a great ending, but knowing there are two other books I'm excited to see what Murderbot gets involved in next.

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Nalbuque
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Can‘t go wrong with the Sec-Unit! I love it (them?) sm. There are more books in the series - currently on hold at the library - but I think this was the last one Wells was involved in? Looking forward to the next book but also a bit apprehensive abt it… but so far, can‘t rly fault this series!

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JacintaMCarter
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#2022Book99
The best characters from the first book were back in this one, which was great. The plot, however, felt a little too similar to the plots of the earlier books.

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Johanna414
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Many thanks to @LittleMouse5708 and timely book deliveries - I get to hang out with Murderbot during my breaks today! ❤

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sebrittainclark
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#LetterE recs:
Exit Strategy (Murderbot Diaries #4) by Martha Wells
Emma by Jane Austen
Electric Idol by Katee Robert

#AlphabetGame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 2y
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PuddleJumper
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#Alphabetgame #LetterE

I haven't read many E books so I've gone with a mid-series Murderbot book as my favourite

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you for playing!! 2y
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PuddleJumper
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Still absolutely loving this series

July #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

Ruthiella I ❤️ Murderbot! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2y
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BookmarkTavern
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In which Murderbot has a finally confrontation with GrayCris, we reunite with Mensa and her team, and unfettered capitalism continues to be the absolute worst!

An excellent conclusion to the series of novellas! Everything answered that I needed, reunions with my favorite side characters, breathless action scenes, character growth, and enough of an opening for the novel to do something new! The audiobook narration is also excellent! 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

underground_bks There‘s two more novellas and a novel on the way! 2y
StaceGhost @underground_bks ugh thank goodness 2y
BookmarkTavern @underground_bks Yay! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
underground_bks @StaceGhost and @ozma.of.oz she just announced it in a Reddit AMA that got quoted in a Subterranean Press Facebook group I‘m part of! 🙌🙌🙌 2y
Christyco125 @underground_bks I was just checking to see if I had gotten to the end of the existing books and I had 😭. So this unexpectedly fantastic news. 🥳 2y
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DGRachel
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Another action packed Murderbot novella. In this one, Murderbot is reunited with Dr. Mensah and her team. It has some really sweet, emotional moments (poor Murderbot), but also some great fight scenes. I‘m looking forward to the full-length novel next.

Dragon Murderbot 🤖💚🐉 2y
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StaceGhost
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Read the final proof of my almost published magazine article then crushed Murderbot 3 & 4 while grocery shopping 🤖 these books are so satisfying! I love the action sequences but it‘s really about analyzing how evil corp. is going to be evil this time 😈 ordering takeout so I can read books 4.5 & 5 in the series tonight 📸 by Cara of Chickpea Magazine

DivineDiana So, your article is about mushrooms? 2y
StaceGhost @DivineDiana the cover has a beautiful mushroom display 🍄it could be a placeholder though now that I think about it 🤔 my article is about bento boxes 😅 2y
DivineDiana I do love bento boxes! ❤️ 2y
StaceGhost @DivineDiana me too! I didn‘t have a good picture to go with murderbots and bentos but I might do a robot theme for my son tomorrow lol 2y
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kgriffith
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Off to a great start with all these ~4h audios 😁

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AstarealDyrim
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I can't press the pick button hard enough. My favorite in the series so far. I never thought I would be so emotionally invested in a Murderbot!

Smrloomis Yes! I love Murderbot so much 😂 2y
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shanaqui
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I love how actually Dr Mensah and the others are better friends than Murderbot thinks they'll be, and then it has an emotion about it.

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TK-421
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“Did they think I was a human? That was just stressful, I didn‘t want to pretend to be human right now.” #imitation #QuotsySep21

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Clare-Dragonfly
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Here‘s my board for September! @TheAromaofBooks I‘ve already finished Exit Strategy, my #bookspin pick—it was great!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Great progress!!! 3y
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Clare-Dragonfly

Question for others who have read this series—I saw that the next in publication order is the novel, Network Effect, but that the more recent Fugitive Telemetry is the next chronologically. Which should I read next?

RamsFan1963 I read Network Effect before Fugitive Telemetry. It was alright to me. 3y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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August wrap up! 15 books! (5 from the library, 2 off my shelves, 1 audio book and 7 ebooks)

I feel accomplished, I feel like September is the month I could turn my goodreads challenge around 🥳

Lindy Martha Wells and Murderbot ❤️ 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Lindy, couldn‘t have broken my reading slump without them! 3y
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Clare-Dragonfly
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#LittensDressedInBlood Mad About Plaid — I‘ve only just started this book, but I‘m confident someone is or will be really mad soon!

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TK-421
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“Disinformation, which is the #same as lying but for some reason has a different name, is the top tactic in corporate negotiation/warfare. (There had been a whole episode about it on Sanctuary Moon.)” #QuotsyAug21

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Did I make myself a bowl of popcorn at 2am and pick up Exit Strategy?! 🍿 I did! Only excellent late night reading choices over here!
Loved this instalment as the original crew have a reunion of sorts, complete with sneaky manoeuvring and battle sequences worthy of MurderBots entertainment feed.

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Jgotham
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As usual, I loved it! Another strong addition to the series and it was better than the last book which felt like a bridge to this story. Murderbot was as anti-social and awkward as ever and I love Murderbot so so much 🥰 The last one of the novellas before a full novel. I will miss the small easy and quick novella but I will continue the journey. Highly recommended.

RainyDayReading I love Murderbot so much! Actually, it‘s probably better for you to read the newest novella(Fugitive Telemetry) before the novel. Chronologically, Fugitive Telemetry takes place directly after the events in Exit Strategy but before Network Effect. You could still read the novel before it if you want, but just know that the new novella refers to events that occur prior to the novel. 3y
Jgotham @RainyDayReading oh that‘s good to know! I‘ll do that 3y
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BehindthePages
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I love Murderbot because it struggles to deal with things humans experience every day. It brings to light all the little stresses that add up over time and begin to compromise the way we think. But not only that, Murderbot reinforces the theme that it‘s ok to feel different. Complex feelings, awkward encounters, and sarcastic humor included. #scifi #novella

Full Review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/exit-strategy-by-martha-wells-book-review

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love this series, and I think you described it perfectly! 3y
BehindthePages @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you! I'm excited to start the full length novel! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BehindthePages I was afraid it wouldn‘t hold up, but it was very very good! 3y
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