Murderbot Diaries

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 6,512 ratings

All Systems Red Publisher's Summary

All Systems Red is the tense first science fiction adventure novella in Martha Wells' series The Murderbot Diaries. For fans of Westworld, Ex Machina, Ann Leckie's Imperial Raadch series, or Iain M. Banks' Culture novels.

All Systems Red tackles questions of the ethics of sentient robotics. The main character is a deadly security droid that has bucked its restrictive programming and is balanced between contemplative self-discovery and an idle instinct to kill all humans.

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 isn't 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.

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  • Book 1

    • All Systems Red

    • By: Martha Wells
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,877
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,601
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,602

    All Systems Red is the tense first science fiction adventure novella in Martha Wells' series The Murderbot Diaries. For fans of Westworld, Ex Machina, Ann Leckie's Imperial Raadch series, or Iain M. Banks' Culture novels. The main character is a deadly security droid that has bucked its restrictive programming and is balanced between contemplative self-discovery and an idle instinct to kill all humans.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I LOVE MURDERBOT

    • By Michael - Audible Editor on 11-06-17

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 2

    • Artificial Condition

    • By: Martha Wells
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,289
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,196
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,190

    It has a dark past - one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself "Murderbot." But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more. Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don't want to know what the "A" stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and fast!

    • By FA in Austin on 06-23-18

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 3

    • Rogue Protocol

    • The Murderbot Diaries, Book 3
    • By: Martha Wells
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 759
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 707
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 705

    Sci-fi's favorite antisocial AI is back on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayCris Corporation is floundering, and more importantly, authorities are beginning to ask more questions about where Dr. Mensah's SecUnit is. And Murderbot would rather those questions went away. For good. Martha Wells' Rogue Protocol is the third in the Murderbot Diaries series, starring a humanlike android who keeps getting sucked back into adventure after adventure, though it just wants to be left alone, away from humanity and small talk.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny and imaginative

    • By wonkyblox on 08-08-18

    Regular price: $13.99

  • Book 4

    • Exit Strategy

    • By: Martha Wells
    • Narrated by: Kevin R. Free
    • Length: 3 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 587
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 535

    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. Mensah - its former owner (protector? friend?) - submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit. But who's going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue? And what will become of it when it's caught?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Please ma'am, may i have moar Murderbot?

    • By Fitzwibble on 10-03-18

    Regular price: $13.99