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Artificial Condition

Book 2, The Murderbot Diaries - The Murderbot Diaries

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


A USA Today bestseller

The "I love Murderbot!" —Ann Leckie

Artificial Condition is the follow-up to Martha Wells's Nebula Award-winning, New York Times bestselling All Systems Red

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…

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 11, 2018 – Wells follows the classically tight adventure pacing of All Systems Red with a slightly disorienting shift to self-exploration, making intense moments out of data dumps and matter-of-fact narrative out of fights to the death. Murderbot, a sentient artificial intelligence, is on the lam, hopping cargo transports and hacking security cameras on a quest to discover the truth of its own origin story as the villain of a massacre. Sounds like a rollicking time which it is, but not in the way one might expect. The real discovery is not about the horrific events Murderbot may have participated in some 35,000 hours ago, but the bonds it never intended to form with beings who were no part of its plan. The most endearing is ART, a wacky cross between 2001's HAL and Mycroft Holmes, who plays to Murderbot's Sherlock with acerbic and infinite superiority. The broadening of Murderbot's experience, however mundane, "make it harder for me to pretend not to be a person," and the dizzying, inarguable plenitude of personhood is what this dense novella most intimately explores. There's plenty here to entertain the many fans of the first novella.

Customer Reviews

Love this series

Unbelievably creative and witty too. Loved this book and love the entire series!


This story is a novella. Should be $2 at most.

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Artificial Condition
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Adventure
  • Published: May 08, 2018
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 176 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 2, The Murderbot Diaries
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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