Book cover, The Murderbot Diaries: Network Effect by Martha Wells.Author: Martha Wells
Genre: Science fiction
Published: 2020
Pages: 350
Reading started: March 21st, 2023
Current progress: Page 350 of 350 (100%)
Reading ended: April 3rd, 2023. This book was successfully finished in 13 days.
Effective reading time: 9 hours, 17 minutes (1 minute, 35 seconds per page)
Number of sessions: 26
Average session reading time: 21 minutes, 26 seconds
Average session review score: 4.8 of 5
Final review score: 5 of 5


Author’s website: You know that feeling when you’re at work, and you’ve had enough of people, and then the boss walks in with yet another job that needs to be done right this second or the world will end, but all you want to do is go home and binge your favorite shows? And you’re a sentient murder machine programmed for destruction? Congratulations, you’re Murderbot.

Come for the pew-pew space battles, stay for the most relatable A.I. you’ll read this century.

"I’m usually alone in my head, and that’s where 90 plus percent of my problems are."

When Murderbot’s human associates (not friends, never friends) are captured and another not-friend from its past requires urgent assistance, Murderbot must choose between inertia and drastic action.

Drastic action it is, then.