eBook, 149 pages

English language

Published by Tordotcom.

ISBN:
978-0-7653-9755-3
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ASIN:
B075DGHHQL

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4 stars (24 reviews)

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…

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Review of 'Artificial Condition (The Murderbot Diaries, #2)' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

This is a book you will love if you love Murderbot, which I assume you do, because otherwise why are you reading book two? Murderbot goes places, meets people (both human and construct) and does stuff, but my questions is, what is it about? Because I feel like it is about something, but what? What's the theme?

Maybe the theme is about extending trust against the possibility of betrayal. At one point, Murderbot points out to another construct that they can never really be friends, since a human could always order either of them to betray the other. Then there is the title, Artificial Conditions, which is directly referenced in the book: A character says "fear [is] an artificial condition. It’s imposed from the outside. So it’s possible to fight it. " (In the context spoken, Murderbot thinks, reasonably, that this is terrible advice.)

So perhaps this is …

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