Network Effect

Network Effect

eBook - 2020
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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. 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.
Publisher: New York :, Tom Doherty Associates,, 2020
ISBN: 9781250229847
Branch Call Number: e-book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (350 pages)
Alternative Title: Library2Go


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Sep 25, 2020

Network Effects’ novel length format is a lot of hacking, drone deploying, and adrenaline pumping action scenes, but the author keeps the series fresh with creative new ways to challenge Murderbot and by continuing its journey of self-discovery. This series works, because it explores what makes us “human”. Still cantankerous and sometimes childish, Murderbot learns to trust more, work with different humans and sentient entities, and accept - tentatively - being cared for. The ending leaves the door open to a whole new chapter in Murderbot’s progress toward self-actualization.

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Aug 03, 2020

I love Murderbot and I really enjoyed their first novel-length adventure. Good, space-opera-y fun. It won't stand alone, though: start with "All Systems Red."

KungFuAndrew Jul 31, 2020

I love the Murderbot character and enjoyed the novellas, but I found Network Effect to be long, complicated and sometimes far-fetched, even for a Murderbot story. Definitely read them in order as you will be (more) lost if you read this one first.

SCL_Justin Jun 24, 2020

The Murderbot diaries are now pretty much my gold standard for individual-focused space operaish fiction these days, and the first full length novel doesn't disappoint. If you've read any of the previous novellas you know that Martha Wells has given the protagonist an excellent voice, and that remains the case here. The action moved quickly and was described clearly, with the added in-character reasoning that SecUnit is just really really good at their job. Highly recommended, but I would read the first stories before this one so you know who all the recurring characters are.

Jun 15, 2020

Murderbot is back!

Another great Murderbot entry, the ending sets-up what is with any luck the next installment.

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