All Systems Red by Martha Wells
Posted on June 19, 2018 at 11:17 am by Gene Ambaum
All Systems Red by Martha Wells. Gene loved this first book in the Murderbot Diaries series, and can’t wait to read the next books. You can find author Martha Wells and information about her books at marthawells.com
SecUnits are tough, heavily armed combinations of human and robotic components that keep people safe. Their behavior is controlled by a governor module.
This SecUnit is accompanying members of a planetary survey team. It has hacked its governor, and can pretty much do whatever it wants, which is secretly watching hundreds of hours of downloaded entertainment.
After a violent attack by local fauna, it becomes clear the survey team is being sabotaged.
On a world where the scientists don’t know who to trust, a hacked SecUnit that’s been protecting them of its own accord might be their best ally. But will they believe that? If they find out its secret, will it be recycled?