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 isnt 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....
|Title||:||All Systems Red|
|Number of Pages||:||144 pages|
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All Systems Red Reviews
Magnificent. Tor.com continue to rock it with this fantastic tale of a self-hacked cyborg security unit with a gloriously bad attitude. It just wants to sit there downloading soaps but HEY HO SABOTAGE, PEOPLE TO SAVE, PEOPLE TO KILL.
Terrific writing, lovely characterisation, very funny, and there will be more! Consider me glued.
(4.25) I related to Murderbot a bit too much…
Murderbot is a half robot, half human construct who’s job is to be a security guard to protect some humans while they do their research on a planet.
Thing is, Murderbot doesn’t really like humans and would rather watch entertainment videos all day.
Fun novella, I just want moooore!
Ok, I read (listened) to this one way back in May. I put off reviewing it because I had really mixed feelings. But now I've put it off for so long I don't really remember what those feelings were.
Things I remember liking:
*Murderbot's apathy about everything except watching videos (I like me some tv too!)
*Murderbot's niggling conscience that wouldn't stay tamped down no matter how hard Murderbot tried
Things I was conflicted about:
I went into this book thinking Murderbot was fem...more
This is a novella nominated for several awards and I know why.
In this story, a security robot breaks its own company protocol, freeing itself from any restraints, thus allowing its personality to unfold. Through the eyes of "Murderbot" (she's named herself that way), we experience what it is like to work with and for humans, that humans come in all forms (good and bad and everything in between), what the company creating these robots programs them to do (and what not) - and, ultimately, we lear ...more
Murderbot is a part human (organic) and part machine being who works security for off-planet groups that do work and explore. The humans they are working for (the bot has no gender) experience trouble (like murder and sabotage and stuff) and Murderbot must save the day.
So this was entertaining and a very quick read. I am not sure what I was expecting, but it didn't quite live up to the hype for me. Murderbot is trying (through no fault of their own) to be more human or at least adapt to humanit ...more
Omg! I love MurderBot!! She’s awesome and she’s a she to me. <— that was all kinds weird and rhyming!
Anyway, I love MB’s personality! I don’t feel like rambling on so I’m just going to add a few quotes! They will contain some SPOILERS so be warned!
I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It had been well over 35,000 hours or so since th...more
When I heard the premise I expected a light robot killer story from the PoV from the robot. Probably a PI mystery kind of thing because that seems to be pretty hot right now. I can rattle off a handful of titles like this right now.
So. What did I get? A fun and light robot murderer who hacks herself to have free will and she stops murdering to watch SF sitcoms instead. :)
Honestly, that's pretty cool. Yeah, her official bruiser job is still there but her mechanical heart isn't really into it. Who ...more
All Systems Red is funny and sarcastic and it really will resonate with a lot of readers and introverts. This quote says it all for me, and it’s one of the best openers I’ve read in a long time.
"I could have become a mass murderer after I hacked my governor module, but then I realized I could access the combined feed of entertainment channels carried on the company satellites. It was well over 35,000 hour or so since then, with still not much murdering, but probably, I don’t know, a little und ...more