Book cover, The Murderbot Diaries: System Collapse by Martha Wells.Author: Martha Wells
Genre: Science fiction
Published: 2023
Pages: 245
Reading started: December 3rd, 2023
Current progress: Page 245 of 245 (100%)
Reading ended: December 25th, 2023. This book was successfully finished in 22 days.
Effective reading time: 5 hours, 22 minutes (1 minute, 19 seconds per page)
Number of sessions: 14
Average session reading time: 23 minutes, 3 seconds
Average session review score: 4.3 of 5
Final review score: 4 of 5


Author’s website: Following the events in Network Effect, the Barish-Estranza corporation has sent rescue ships to a newly-colonized planet in peril, as well as additional SecUnits. But if there’s an ethical corporation out there, Murderbot has yet to find it, and if Barish-Estranza can’t have the planet, they’re sure as hell not leaving without something. If that something just happens to be an entire colony of humans, well, a free workforce is a decent runner-up prize.

But there’s something wrong with Murderbot; it isn’t running within normal operational parameters. ART’s crew and the humans from Preservation are doing everything they can to protect the colonists, but with Barish-Estranza’s SecUnit-heavy persuasion teams, they’re going to have to hope Murderbot figures out what’s wrong with itself, and fast!