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The Murderbot Diaries

http://publishing.tor.com/allsystemsred-mart…/9780765397522/

A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that blends HBO's Westworld with Iain M. Banks' Culture books.

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.

It looks like you can preorder the "The Murderbot Diaries" novella soon, as soon as the various retail outlets update. It'll be out on May 2, with the sequel to follow in January 2018

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Thank you! I'm pretty excited about it.

That sounds different from your usual fare, but I enjoy your writing so much that I just pre-ordered on amazon.de.

I wish you great success!

Whee! I'm very hyped for this. It looks super cool. Can't wait to see how you work with a secretly self-aware robot for a character! Naming itself "Murderbot" - I think I love it already <3

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