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The Resource All systems red, Martha Wells

All systems red, Martha Wells

Label
All systems red
Title
All systems red
Statement of responsibility
Martha Wells
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A murderous android discovers itself in "All Systems Red", a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial intelligence. 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
Member of
Summary
"As a heartless killing machine, I was a terrible failure," confesses the AI narrator of this fast-paced SF adventure. After hacking its own governor module and overriding its programming, security droid "Murderbot" ends up saving lives instead of ending them -- but only because letting all the humans die would interfere with its favorite activity: binge-watching some 35,000 hours' worth of entertainment media. All Systems Red's snarky protagonist and suspenseful, action-packed plot should have readers eagerly anticipating future installments of the Murderbot Diaries. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Alex Award, 2018.
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10556760
Cataloging source
CD5
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Wells, Martha
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Murderbot diaries
Series volume
book 1
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  • Life on other planets
  • Interplanetary voyages
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Androids
  • Robots
  • Human-computer interaction
Target audience
adult
Label
All systems red, Martha Wells
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn984130324
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
152 pages
Isbn
9780765397539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)984130324
Label
All systems red, Martha Wells
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn984130324
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
152 pages
Isbn
9780765397539
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)984130324

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