Saturday 7 December 2019

Book Review: Artificial Condition (Murderbot Diaries #2) by Martha Wells (Sci-Fi)

Title: Artificial Condition (Murderbot Diaries #2)
Author: Martha Wells

Publication Date: 2018
Borrowed from the Library


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.

What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks… 

Artificial Condition was a quick and enjoyable read. I think it lacked a little of the spark of book one, perhaps because the character of Murderbot was now familiar and the stakes in this story didn't feel as high. Nonetheless, it was still a good tale and I liked the introduction of ART. I am still keen to read on to volume three, to find out what will happen next to Murderbot. 4.5 stars.

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