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Not too spoilery review of the next two stories in The Muderbot Diaries here: Review of Artificial Condition and Rogue Protocol

Wells brings a strong sense of character to Murderbot. Deeply socially anxious, immensely awkward about talking to Actual People, and constantly insisting that they don’t care (when it becomes obvious that they do), Murderbot is a very human sort of bot—despite their occasionally assertion that they’re not really a person.

Wells' pacing is sharp, and the world of the Murderbot Diaries is atmospheric and filled with cool shit. And the individuals who appear on the pages of these stories, however briefly, all feel like fully-rounded people. These are delightful books, and I sincerely hope that Wells writes many more of them—because I definitely want to find out what happens next.

And if you're nominating for the Hugo Awards, All Systems Red is eligible in the novella category, and the Books of the Raksura series is eligible in the series category because The Harbors of the Sun came out last year. Though this will be its last year of eligibility.

Date: 2018-02-06 07:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bubbleigh
is Murderbot Dairies eligible for best series as well? I know the 2nd novella hasn't come out yet but do you have to have two books out to be eligible for that one?

Date: 2018-02-06 09:01 pm (UTC)
muccamukk: Jessica standing on a high balcony, looking out. (JJ: Watching Over You)
From: [personal profile] muccamukk
I believe it has to be three books, and the word count is something like 120,000.

I'm nominating Raksura, anyway. Also, your book recommendation posts are the worst! My reading before 16 March list is just impossible now. :P

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