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Fugitive Telemetry
Fugitive Telemetry | Martha Wells
The New York Times bestselling security droid with a heart (though it wouldn't admit it!) is back!Having captured the hearts of readers across the globe (Annalee Newitz says it's one of the most humane portraits of a nonhuman I've ever read) Murderbot has also established Martha Wells as one of the great SF writers of today. No, I didn't kill the dead human. If I had, I wouldn't dump the body in the station mall. When Murderbot discovers a dead body on Preservation Station, it knows it is going to have to assist station security to determine who the body is (was), how they were killed (that should be relatively straightforward, at least), and why (because apparently that matters to a lot of people--who knew?) Yes, the unthinkable is about to happen: Murderbot must voluntarily speak to humans! Again! A new standalone adventure in the New York Times-bestselling, Hugo and Nebula Award winning series!
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encinarus
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Murderbot is back! If you liked murderbot inner musings, desire to get back to watching media, and general saving the day, pick this up.

If none of that made sense, start with All Systems Red. The series is about a SecUnit (heavily armed cyborg construct?) named Murderbot that has gone rogue and is ungovernable... And they just want to watch TV. Unfortunately work + wanting to do a good job gets in the way. They're all fun & quick reads.

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JacintaMCarter
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#2022Book105
This was my least favorite of the series. The new characters didn‘t really add anything and the already established characters didn‘t do anything to set apart their actions from the previous books. Overall, this one felt like a mashup of plot points from the other books rather than an original story.

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Nebklvr
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I am really going to miss Murderbot. This feels out of chronological order as the prior book was on ART and this one is set on Preservation Station. Also, Dr Bharadwaj‘s project was only mentioned in passing and without much explanation in Network Effect. This was good but without the intensity of the other books.

ozma.of.oz Chronologically, this does actually take place before the novel! That mixed me up too! 2mo
Nebklvr @ozma.of.oz That drives me crazy. 2mo
julesG @ozma.of.oz Yepp, it's weird that they published it in this order. 2mo
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ozma.of.oz @julesG @Nebklvr What really bothers me about that is that it‘s also numbered as the sixth in the series, so the last one. (edited) 2mo
Nebklvr @ozma.of.oz It looks like there are some kindle short stories after this one so maybe there is hope for more? 2mo
julesG Nope, not the last one. Tor publishing announced that Wells is writing more Murderbot novellas. If I remember correctly, the next is due in autumn next year. @ozma.of.oz 2mo
Nebklvr @julesG yeah!!!! 2mo
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PuddleJumper
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Murderbot solves a murder. Another fun installment

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TheSpineView
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#AlphabetGame #LetterF
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

My favorite "F" book is Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells

A couple of other books are very close:
1. For We Are Many by Dennis E. Taylor (part of the We Are Bob series) Great space opera if you enjoy those.
2. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson (part of the Mistborn series)

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ozma.of.oz
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Working protection for Dr. Mensa on Preservation Station, Murderbot gets roped into helping investigate an unusual murder on the station.

Set before the novel, which mixed me up until I realized. But another utterly charming addition! Murderbot‘s complete reluctance to acknowledge friendships continues to be so funny, the murder story was twisty. & the voice of these stories is so unique, I could probably identify a random paragraph. 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌗

shanaqui It does feel really weird that this came out after the novel but is set before it; it tripped me up too! 5mo
HeyT Space bag is my favorite side character in this. 5mo
StaceGhost @HeyT made me laugh out loud in a quiet house 5mo
ozma.of.oz @HeyT Blorp! 🤣🤣 5mo
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julesG
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Rolling in in reverse order, it seems, yester-evenings #BookMail.

Whoever came up with slightly-rough-to-the-touch dust jacket paper is a genius. Now I hope the other books in the series have the same dust jacket paper.

TrishB You know they won‘t! 6mo
shanaqui I think they do -- or at least, our editions do... so far, at least. 6mo
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DGRachel
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@julesG mentioned that this comes before Network Effect in Murderbot‘s timeline, so I grabbed a copy from the library. FT is another great adventure and Murderbot just gets funnier. I love the sarcasm, and this was a clever mystery

julesG Now you have Network Effect to look forward to. 😀 6mo
shanaqui AHH, enjoy Network Effect! There's sooo much to find out... 😁 6mo
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StaceGhost
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Okay so I‘ve sped through the series & now I‘m sad 🤖 Oh Murderbot when shall I see thee again?

melmes would you recommend it? 7mo
StaceGhost @melmes absolutely! It was more of a classic mystery than the others in the series and I really enjoyed it 7mo
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sarahgreatlove
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Argh, so fun. Back to the novella length and leaves you wanting more. I‘ve now finished all the published murderbots and have turned around to start right back at book one. These books are fabulous. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Fugitive Telemetry | Martha Wells

I had also been helping Ratthi with the data analysis for his survey reports, and he was trying to convince me that could be a job I could do for other researchers. Which, sure, I mean, it could. If I wanted to be almost as bored as when a lot of my job had been standing in one place unable to move and staring at a wall.

I guess murderbot won't be on researchjobs.com then...

Dragon Love 🖤 Murderbot 🤖 8mo
charl08 @Dragon me too. I want Netflix to do it. Like next week. 8mo
Dragon That would be an awesome series 💚🐉 8mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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I LOVE MURDERBOT! And all the bots at the end! 😍😭 Kevin R. Free did a fantastic job narrating. However, listening made me anxious sometimes and I feel like I couldn‘t follow as well as usual, so I think I‘ve completed my audiobook quota for the year. 😂 It‘s kind of funny because I don‘t have this problem with podcasts.

shanaqui I so hear you about having this problem with audiobooks, though! I can manage radioplays and podcasts, but a proper audiobook? Nope. 10mo
Clare-Dragonfly @shanaqui I‘m glad I‘m not the only one! 10mo
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Clare-Dragonfly
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I‘ve said it before and I‘ll probably say it again: I am not an audiobook person. But when I found out that Kevin R. Free narrates the Murderbot audiobooks, I had to give it a shot. I needed to read the latest book anyway!

sebrittainclark I love how the murderbot series is narrated in the audiobooks. 10mo
RamsFan1963 I didn't really like the first Murderbot book, but I started the 2nd on audio and I've enjoyed all of them since then. 10mo
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Ellen_C
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The latest Murderbot is a murder mystery! Murderbot has to break down stereotypes and find a murderer before more innocent people die. https://cannonballread.com/2022/01/fugitive-telemetry-the-murderbot-diaries-elci...

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TheSpineView
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#12Booksof2021 @Andrew65

Another book that is in my top 5.

Andrew65 Martha Wells getting a lot of love. 11mo
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Nutmegnc
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It‘s a murder mystery. In space. With rogue sapient bots. And sarcasm. And swearing. Pretty entertaining and an entirely unique mc. Audio narrator was great, too. Thanks for the Rec @BkClubCare

BkClubCare Yes, these books were perfect to me on many levels and needs! 11mo
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Ruthiella
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#12Booksin2021

I love Murderbot and I love mysteries, so this fourth novella in the series was perfect for me. A body is found on the normally murder-free Preservation station and Sec Unit aka Murderbot is tasked to assist the humans in investigating.

Andrew65 Sounds good. Stacked. 11mo
Ruthiella @Andrew65 It is fun. And the novella length is perfect. 11mo
Andrew65 @Ruthiella I am looking to read more science fiction next year. 11mo
Centique 😍🤖😍 #murderbotfanclub 11mo
Ruthiella @Centique Must remember to use that tag next time I post about this series! 😂 11mo
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julesG
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Andrew65 Looks good, I want to read more SF next year. 11mo
julesG @Andrew65 The Murderbot series is great. The first novella is 11mo
Andrew65 @JulesG Thanks will explore it, between you and @Lizpixie got the people to guide me in Science Fiction. (edited) 11mo
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shanaqui
Fugitive Telemetry | Martha Wells

Glad I'm finally getting to this one! There are a couple of brief moments so far that make me think a whole book of Murderbot hanging out with Ratthi and Gurathin would be hilarious.

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AshleyKorinE
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I love good novellas, especially when they can tell a full story, get you attached to the characters, and end the story too. Fugitive Telemetry is a Murderbot murder mystery and now they have been signed up to helping solve a murder they were kind of accused of committing. The character dynamic in this one opened up emotions we haven't gotten to see yet from Murderbot, especially the desire to fit in. I loved it and want so many more!

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tealwish
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"As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure."

I am so sad to have reached the end of the Murderbot books - A snarky, depressed, anti social, sentient killer robot who just wants to be left alone so they can binge watch shows but instead keeps getting into dangerous situations and needing to save humans. These brought me all the scifi joy!

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BehindthePages
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The beauty of this novella was watching Murderbot earn respect and a myriad of trust from humans. Of course, Mensah‘s crew knows to trust Murderbot, but everyone else judges it by sight. I also appreciate the fact that Martha Wells doesn‘t treat being an introvert like a character flaw. Instead, she embraces it and shows how it can be an asset. #scifi
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BkClubCare
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Yesterday, Libby finally told me it was ready for me to borrow; today I return it. Very quick engaging read. You are most welcome, next person in hold line!

Fastest I have EVER read through a series!

Ruthiella I ❤️ Murderbot. 13mo
BkClubCare @Ruthiella - Me, too. NOW I HAVE TO WAIT FOR HER TO WRITE MORE! 😭Hey, have you seen the movie Chippie?! I‘m. . . Curious (edited) 13mo
Ruthiella I‘ve not seen that movie. Do you think it appeals to Murderbot fans? 🤔 13mo
BkClubCare @Ruthiella - perhaps, methinks maybe. Except more cute than sarcastic? (edited) 13mo
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BkClubCare
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Murderbot! This satisfies the #Murder prompt for today‘s #Scarathlon #PhotoChallenge (On my Oct BookSpin lost.)
I have been waiting for a couple of months and admit I get annoyed with those ahead of me who check out books and then dawdle. Read and return the hot books! People are waiting!!! Plus, I have heard this is a quick read; come ON. I have been NEXT on the list for 2 weeks and it estimates another 2 weeks? Sigh.

Nutmegnc Great title!! 14mo
BkClubCare @Nutmegnc - this is the last book; check out All Systems Red - it‘s very short. Supposedly this 6th book fits between book 4 & 5 in chronology. And the 5th book is longer, most are under 100 pages, or seem to be! 14mo
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NicoleCeBallos
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I just love this series so much! Murderbot never fails to make me laugh out loud. I'm not sure what is says about me that I see myself in a snarky and antisocial AI, who calls himself Muderbot, but here we are. I can't wait for the next one to come out!

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Another enjoyable read - set before the events of book 5 (which I haven‘t read yet) Murderbot joins a murder investigation - with some reluctance as a SecUnit‘s presence isn‘t particularly welcome and an investigation like this really cuts into time that could be spent watching the entertainment feeds.

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BookInMyHands
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I have a friend who is a big fan of Murderbot, so when one of the series came up on Audible‘s Daily Deals I went for it.
The sarcastic internal dialogue was so damn funny. This was a great story, I just wish it was a little longer. I‘ve put the rest of the series on hold at the library. I think I jumped in at book six, but it was still a good stand alone.

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RainyDayReading
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I loved this so much! This just cements Murderbot as being one of my all time favorite characters. The mystery was fun, the snark was great and I really loved spending more time with Murderbot. The only downside is the confusing timeline. This was published after the novel Network Effect, but actually, chronologically, takes place before Network Effect. So you would need to read this before the novel if you want to follow the timeline.

BookDadGirlDad Ok...so the Litsy reviews say this is a series to read. Where would I start? 1y
HeyT Blorp was the best bits. 1y
RainyDayReading @BookDadGirlDad Start with the first novella which is called All Systems Red. Then read the rest of the novellas (Artificial Condition, Rogue Protocol, Exit Strategy, and Fugitive Telemetry) and then the novel Network Effect! 1y
BookDadGirlDad @RainyDayReading Got it!! Thanks!!! 1y
RainyDayReading @BookDadGirlDad You‘re welcome!! I hope you enjoy them!! 1y
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HufflepuffBruja
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😍Murderbot murder mystery😍
(And no Murderbot didn't kill the human 😂)

And that's another book done from my physical TBR 😎

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Hooked_on_books
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What‘s not to love about the Murderbot series? The latest is a satisfying installment, and I loved the conclusion to this one.

#dogsofLitsy #Bindi

BkClubCare Beautiful pup! 1y
TheSpineView Love Murderbot and the fur baby is too cute! 💙📖💙🐾 1y
dylanisreading What a beautiful doggo! 1y
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rmaclean4
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I ❤ Murderbot. A fun novella but did not move the narrative of the sequel very much. I will read anything Martha Wells writes! 3 🌟

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DeviCT
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I love this series for its deadpan humor. I also love the fact that this is a “coming-of-age story“ for an augmented human/machine. Read this, and laugh. This particular book is a bit short and perhaps a bit more tame than the others in the series. So, For the most fun start at the beginning of the series.

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RamsFan1963
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Another fun Murderbot adventure!! I definitely prefer the shorter novella format stories to the longer one like The Network Effect. All the elements readers have come to love about this series are in full effect. I really enjoy the narration by Kevin R. Free. 4 👍👍👍👍

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vlwelser
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I love Murderbot. But this was not my favorite episode. I'm still calling it a pick though. And it works well as an #audiobook.

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Pedrocamacho
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I‘m always sad when a Murderbot installment ends and this was no exception. More Murderbot please, Ms. Wells.

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Mogoeg
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Absolutely DEVOURED this one in a single sitting - so whoever's next in the library queue - you're welcome!

In this novella we get to know Preservation Station &, by extension, the wider universe both inside & outside the Corporation Rim, a bit better.

And while this chapter wraps up neatly, things are increasingly ominous in the background & around the edges. Murderbot senses it & knows that the sh*t's going to hit the fan sooner or later.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I LOVE this series! 1y
Ruthiella Plenty of stupid humans to keep our favorite SecUnit busy! 😂 1y
rachelm I‘m in line for this!!! 1y
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Laughterhp
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Murderbot does not disappoint! 💚

I think I like the novellas more than the full length book, but I‘ll take any Murderbot I can get.

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BookFreakOut
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A great new novella, it felt more like a detective/CSI story than previous books, the sci-fi elements seemed less emphasized, it was fun, just felt a little different. Though the core story could stand alone pretty well, it still draws a lot on character development and event arcs from previous books, so I think reading it in isolation would not be as cohesive. Also, I love JollyBaby. 🥰😄🤖

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Weisubei
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3.8 ⭐
I'm a little disappointed that it's not a novel but a novella, somewhere between 4th novella and the novel. Murdebot gets a murder mystery to solve. In Preservation, a dead body is disturbing news for everyone, and Murderbot jumps in the investigation fearing Graycrist is back.
IMHO, Murderbot is a bit 'tame' here, a somewhat law abiding AI, which is not as fun in other series.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks
@Andrew65 #joysofjune

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 1y
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Weisubei
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"THE DEAD HUMAN WAS lying on the deck, on their side, half curled around."

#firstline #currentlyreading #scifi

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Centique
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I have been stymied, stagnating and sluggish in a mire of non fiction for the past month. (I love it but it slows me down so much 🤷🏻‍♀️) Murderbot just came along and blasted an escape route for me. If you don‘t know Murderbot and you need a sarcastic AI with a heart of gold in your life, start with All Systems Red. For those already hooked this is just a perfect adrenalised thrill ride 😍

rockpools I do get what you mean with the nf. I keep *meanin* to pick up something light and fluffy, and ooh look, a history of Cambodia 🤨. Maybe I need some murderbot in my life! 1y
Ruthiella Murderbot to the rescue ! ❤️ 🤖 1y
Centique @rockpools you get through some amazing NF though! Still everybody needs some Murderbot 💕 1y
Centique @Ruthiella we‘re the uber fans! 😂😍😍😍 1y
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Well-ReadNeck
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Another fun installment of the Murderbot series. Back to the novella format, which I‘m on board with! #ARC #Edelweiss

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effani
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I only finished three books in May, but I really liked all of them. I'm on a bit of a sci-fi kick right now, and struggling to read anything that feels more like homework. #MonthlyWrapUp #MayWrapUp

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effani
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Another great installment in my favorite current series. Murderbot solves a murder mystery! This one is a step back to the novella format and a simpler plot, and I don't think it's destined to be one of my favorites in the series, but that's a high bar.

effani There's an irony to my photo background since the whole book takes place on a space station and Murderbot is on record as hating planets, but my yard is so pretty right now! 1y
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Jari-chan
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In May I read 30 books in total, 4 of them were audio books, and 8 were on my TBR list. I may or may not finish another audio book today, not sure about that one yet.

It was sort of a weird reading month. A lot of books that were around 2.5 - 3 stars, so nothing really good or bad, and some really, really great books with 4 or more stars. Hopefully, June will be a bit more balanced 😅

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SW-T
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Oh happy day! Three new Murderbots on the horizon! 😁

Soubhiville Oh yay! That‘s exciting news! 2y
Ruthiella Great news! I‘m a huge Murdetbot fan. 😀 2y
Centique Yay!!! You‘re a great source of good news for me 🙌🙌 1y
SW-T @Centique 😄 1y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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Yay!!!

TieDyeDude 😁 2y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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This novella actually backtracks a bit to Murderbot‘s time in Preservation, before the events of Network Effect. When a strange murder occurs at the station, which is highly unusual in Preservation, Murderbot is automatically worried it might involve GreyCris agents on the station and wants to be involved in the investigation, but Station Security has reservations about including a rogue SecUnit in their team or allowing them access.

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IhoardBOOKS
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Thanks to #netgalley I got to read this before it published in April, and I gotta say, I think this might be my favorite Murderbot novella yet. I was at first a little upset it wasn‘t a continuation from the full length novel that had published the prior year but set in between the fourth novella and the novel. Then I got sucked in and it didn‘t matter anymore.
Murderbot gets involved in a murder mystery and it‘s a ride.

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cdreincarnate
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I loved this book every bit as much as I loved the rest of this series ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

I really hope there‘s more on the way because I can never get enough of Murderbot.