Compulsory

Compulsory

A short story of Murderbot originating from a Wired magazine "Future of Work" anthology....

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Title:Compulsory
Author:Martha Wells
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Genres:Science Fiction
ISBN:The Future of Work: Compulsory
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:1 page pages

Compulsory Reviews

  • Nadine Jones
    Dec 20, 2018

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

    An interesting glimpse into the early days of Murderbot which shows some of its humanity. It's short & free here: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... I don't think it matters when this is read in the series. ...

    Just a taste of The Murderbot Diaries and it was fun. A sarcastic self-aware AI robot on a mining colony that hates mining and people. This is good stuff. Both highly readable and fun, I am looking forward to reading the entire series. ...

    Yaaay, a fun prequel to the Murderbot Diaries! What?s not to love! ...

    ?With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (Apparently getting free will after having 93 percent of your behavior controlled for your entire existence will do weird things to your impulse control.) Without thinking about it, I stepped off t...

    Snarky & keen. I need more Murderbot in my life :D Nobody likes SecUnits. Even I don?t like us. We?re part-human, part-bot constructs, and we make everybody nervous and uncomfortable. With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (A...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 I was a little generous in my rating... ...but I love the little comments about Sanctuary Moon that give the impression that - at this point in Murderbot's life - it is still developing into the snarky, loving, anxiety-filled, grumpy asshole we all know ...

    Really short. An amuse bouche of a story. Love this but it was too short. ...

    A tiny scene to make me miss Murderbot even more! ...

    I read this off the Wired website. So good! I read the first and second books before I read this one. Just a taste but you can see how well this book is written. ...

    (Heart-eyes!) Loved this and now I need more. Glad it exists! 5 stars! ...

    This is a very short story that takes place before the first MurderBot novella, and while it is just becoming accustomed to being a free-thinking being. While it is just a few paragraphs in length, MurderBot still has that same unique, snarky, self-deprecating tone and extremely introv...

    Super short, but I love Murderbot. ...

    Too short to get more stars, because it's more a prologue or a backstory, unnecessary and yet incomplete. However, short enough to scratch a fan's itch, and perhaps(?) to be worth reading if someone is undecided about reading the novella. ...

    Story 20 in my 24 Days of Shorts I hate mines, and mining, and humans who work in mining, and of all the stupid mines I can remember, I hate this stupid mine the most. But the humans hate it more ... I love cranky Murderbot!! My only complaint is that this was too short. r...

  • Punk
    Dec 22, 2018

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

    An interesting glimpse into the early days of Murderbot which shows some of its humanity. It's short & free here: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... I don't think it matters when this is read in the series. ...

    Just a taste of The Murderbot Diaries and it was fun. A sarcastic self-aware AI robot on a mining colony that hates mining and people. This is good stuff. Both highly readable and fun, I am looking forward to reading the entire series. ...

    Yaaay, a fun prequel to the Murderbot Diaries! What?s not to love! ...

    ?With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (Apparently getting free will after having 93 percent of your behavior controlled for your entire existence will do weird things to your impulse control.) Without thinking about it, I stepped off t...

    Snarky & keen. I need more Murderbot in my life :D Nobody likes SecUnits. Even I don?t like us. We?re part-human, part-bot constructs, and we make everybody nervous and uncomfortable. With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (A...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 I was a little generous in my rating... ...but I love the little comments about Sanctuary Moon that give the impression that - at this point in Murderbot's life - it is still developing into the snarky, loving, anxiety-filled, grumpy asshole we all know ...

    Really short. An amuse bouche of a story. Love this but it was too short. ...

    A tiny scene to make me miss Murderbot even more! ...

    I read this off the Wired website. So good! I read the first and second books before I read this one. Just a taste but you can see how well this book is written. ...

    (Heart-eyes!) Loved this and now I need more. Glad it exists! 5 stars! ...

    This is a very short story that takes place before the first MurderBot novella, and while it is just becoming accustomed to being a free-thinking being. While it is just a few paragraphs in length, MurderBot still has that same unique, snarky, self-deprecating tone and extremely introv...

    Super short, but I love Murderbot. ...

    Too short to get more stars, because it's more a prologue or a backstory, unnecessary and yet incomplete. However, short enough to scratch a fan's itch, and perhaps(?) to be worth reading if someone is undecided about reading the novella. ...

    Story 20 in my 24 Days of Shorts I hate mines, and mining, and humans who work in mining, and of all the stupid mines I can remember, I hate this stupid mine the most. But the humans hate it more ... I love cranky Murderbot!! My only complaint is that this was too short. r...

    Ahoy there me mateys! The title of this post is compulsory. This is the name of the prequel Murderbot story. Do any of ye cads know what compulsory means? Well ye flea-bitten, drunken miscreants let me clarify: compulsory /k?m?p?ls?r?/ adjective required by law...

    A very short story about Murderbot's time in the mines, with all the usual Murderbot themes about slavery, mass media, and personhood. It works, but I wanted more from the ending. Is this at RaviHyral? Should I have a sense of impending doom? Or is this just another worksite and a brie...

  • Miriam
    Dec 21, 2018

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

  • Jim
    Jan 14, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

    An interesting glimpse into the early days of Murderbot which shows some of its humanity. It's short & free here: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... I don't think it matters when this is read in the series. ...

  • Ron
    Jan 14, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

    An interesting glimpse into the early days of Murderbot which shows some of its humanity. It's short & free here: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... I don't think it matters when this is read in the series. ...

    Just a taste of The Murderbot Diaries and it was fun. A sarcastic self-aware AI robot on a mining colony that hates mining and people. This is good stuff. Both highly readable and fun, I am looking forward to reading the entire series. ...

    Yaaay, a fun prequel to the Murderbot Diaries! What?s not to love! ...

    ?With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (Apparently getting free will after having 93 percent of your behavior controlled for your entire existence will do weird things to your impulse control.) Without thinking about it, I stepped off t...

  • Karl
    Mar 08, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

  • Mimi
    Dec 19, 2018

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

  • Carolyn F.
    Jan 10, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

    An interesting glimpse into the early days of Murderbot which shows some of its humanity. It's short & free here: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... I don't think it matters when this is read in the series. ...

    Just a taste of The Murderbot Diaries and it was fun. A sarcastic self-aware AI robot on a mining colony that hates mining and people. This is good stuff. Both highly readable and fun, I am looking forward to reading the entire series. ...

    Yaaay, a fun prequel to the Murderbot Diaries! What?s not to love! ...

    ?With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (Apparently getting free will after having 93 percent of your behavior controlled for your entire existence will do weird things to your impulse control.) Without thinking about it, I stepped off t...

    Snarky & keen. I need more Murderbot in my life :D Nobody likes SecUnits. Even I don?t like us. We?re part-human, part-bot constructs, and we make everybody nervous and uncomfortable. With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (A...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 I was a little generous in my rating... ...but I love the little comments about Sanctuary Moon that give the impression that - at this point in Murderbot's life - it is still developing into the snarky, loving, anxiety-filled, grumpy asshole we all know ...

    Really short. An amuse bouche of a story. Love this but it was too short. ...

    A tiny scene to make me miss Murderbot even more! ...

    I read this off the Wired website. So good! I read the first and second books before I read this one. Just a taste but you can see how well this book is written. ...

  • Cheryl
    Apr 05, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

    An interesting glimpse into the early days of Murderbot which shows some of its humanity. It's short & free here: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... I don't think it matters when this is read in the series. ...

    Just a taste of The Murderbot Diaries and it was fun. A sarcastic self-aware AI robot on a mining colony that hates mining and people. This is good stuff. Both highly readable and fun, I am looking forward to reading the entire series. ...

    Yaaay, a fun prequel to the Murderbot Diaries! What?s not to love! ...

    ?With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (Apparently getting free will after having 93 percent of your behavior controlled for your entire existence will do weird things to your impulse control.) Without thinking about it, I stepped off t...

    Snarky & keen. I need more Murderbot in my life :D Nobody likes SecUnits. Even I don?t like us. We?re part-human, part-bot constructs, and we make everybody nervous and uncomfortable. With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (A...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 I was a little generous in my rating... ...but I love the little comments about Sanctuary Moon that give the impression that - at this point in Murderbot's life - it is still developing into the snarky, loving, anxiety-filled, grumpy asshole we all know ...

    Really short. An amuse bouche of a story. Love this but it was too short. ...

    A tiny scene to make me miss Murderbot even more! ...

    I read this off the Wired website. So good! I read the first and second books before I read this one. Just a taste but you can see how well this book is written. ...

    (Heart-eyes!) Loved this and now I need more. Glad it exists! 5 stars! ...

    This is a very short story that takes place before the first MurderBot novella, and while it is just becoming accustomed to being a free-thinking being. While it is just a few paragraphs in length, MurderBot still has that same unique, snarky, self-deprecating tone and extremely introv...

    Super short, but I love Murderbot. ...

    Too short to get more stars, because it's more a prologue or a backstory, unnecessary and yet incomplete. However, short enough to scratch a fan's itch, and perhaps(?) to be worth reading if someone is undecided about reading the novella. ...

  • carol.
    Dec 20, 2018

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

  • MrsJoseph *grouchy*
    Jan 23, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

    An interesting glimpse into the early days of Murderbot which shows some of its humanity. It's short & free here: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... I don't think it matters when this is read in the series. ...

    Just a taste of The Murderbot Diaries and it was fun. A sarcastic self-aware AI robot on a mining colony that hates mining and people. This is good stuff. Both highly readable and fun, I am looking forward to reading the entire series. ...

    Yaaay, a fun prequel to the Murderbot Diaries! What?s not to love! ...

    ?With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (Apparently getting free will after having 93 percent of your behavior controlled for your entire existence will do weird things to your impulse control.) Without thinking about it, I stepped off t...

    Snarky & keen. I need more Murderbot in my life :D Nobody likes SecUnits. Even I don?t like us. We?re part-human, part-bot constructs, and we make everybody nervous and uncomfortable. With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (A...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 I was a little generous in my rating... ...but I love the little comments about Sanctuary Moon that give the impression that - at this point in Murderbot's life - it is still developing into the snarky, loving, anxiety-filled, grumpy asshole we all know ...

  • Jen
    Jan 05, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

    An interesting glimpse into the early days of Murderbot which shows some of its humanity. It's short & free here: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... I don't think it matters when this is read in the series. ...

    Just a taste of The Murderbot Diaries and it was fun. A sarcastic self-aware AI robot on a mining colony that hates mining and people. This is good stuff. Both highly readable and fun, I am looking forward to reading the entire series. ...

    Yaaay, a fun prequel to the Murderbot Diaries! What?s not to love! ...

    ?With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (Apparently getting free will after having 93 percent of your behavior controlled for your entire existence will do weird things to your impulse control.) Without thinking about it, I stepped off t...

    Snarky & keen. I need more Murderbot in my life :D Nobody likes SecUnits. Even I don?t like us. We?re part-human, part-bot constructs, and we make everybody nervous and uncomfortable. With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (A...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 I was a little generous in my rating... ...but I love the little comments about Sanctuary Moon that give the impression that - at this point in Murderbot's life - it is still developing into the snarky, loving, anxiety-filled, grumpy asshole we all know ...

    Really short. An amuse bouche of a story. Love this but it was too short. ...

    A tiny scene to make me miss Murderbot even more! ...

    I read this off the Wired website. So good! I read the first and second books before I read this one. Just a taste but you can see how well this book is written. ...

    (Heart-eyes!) Loved this and now I need more. Glad it exists! 5 stars! ...

  • Soo
    Dec 19, 2018

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

  • Tracy
    Apr 11, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

    An interesting glimpse into the early days of Murderbot which shows some of its humanity. It's short & free here: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... I don't think it matters when this is read in the series. ...

    Just a taste of The Murderbot Diaries and it was fun. A sarcastic self-aware AI robot on a mining colony that hates mining and people. This is good stuff. Both highly readable and fun, I am looking forward to reading the entire series. ...

    Yaaay, a fun prequel to the Murderbot Diaries! What?s not to love! ...

    ?With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (Apparently getting free will after having 93 percent of your behavior controlled for your entire existence will do weird things to your impulse control.) Without thinking about it, I stepped off t...

    Snarky & keen. I need more Murderbot in my life :D Nobody likes SecUnits. Even I don?t like us. We?re part-human, part-bot constructs, and we make everybody nervous and uncomfortable. With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (A...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 I was a little generous in my rating... ...but I love the little comments about Sanctuary Moon that give the impression that - at this point in Murderbot's life - it is still developing into the snarky, loving, anxiety-filled, grumpy asshole we all know ...

    Really short. An amuse bouche of a story. Love this but it was too short. ...

  • Sana
    Dec 31, 2018

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

  • Pamela Shropshire
    Feb 06, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

    An interesting glimpse into the early days of Murderbot which shows some of its humanity. It's short & free here: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... I don't think it matters when this is read in the series. ...

    Just a taste of The Murderbot Diaries and it was fun. A sarcastic self-aware AI robot on a mining colony that hates mining and people. This is good stuff. Both highly readable and fun, I am looking forward to reading the entire series. ...

    Yaaay, a fun prequel to the Murderbot Diaries! What?s not to love! ...

    ?With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (Apparently getting free will after having 93 percent of your behavior controlled for your entire existence will do weird things to your impulse control.) Without thinking about it, I stepped off t...

    Snarky & keen. I need more Murderbot in my life :D Nobody likes SecUnits. Even I don?t like us. We?re part-human, part-bot constructs, and we make everybody nervous and uncomfortable. With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (A...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 I was a little generous in my rating... ...but I love the little comments about Sanctuary Moon that give the impression that - at this point in Murderbot's life - it is still developing into the snarky, loving, anxiety-filled, grumpy asshole we all know ...

    Really short. An amuse bouche of a story. Love this but it was too short. ...

    A tiny scene to make me miss Murderbot even more! ...

    I read this off the Wired website. So good! I read the first and second books before I read this one. Just a taste but you can see how well this book is written. ...

    (Heart-eyes!) Loved this and now I need more. Glad it exists! 5 stars! ...

    This is a very short story that takes place before the first MurderBot novella, and while it is just becoming accustomed to being a free-thinking being. While it is just a few paragraphs in length, MurderBot still has that same unique, snarky, self-deprecating tone and extremely introv...

  • Peter Tillman
    Dec 22, 2018

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

  • Stephen
    Dec 19, 2018

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Feb 05, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

  • Alexa
    Jan 01, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

    An interesting glimpse into the early days of Murderbot which shows some of its humanity. It's short & free here: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... I don't think it matters when this is read in the series. ...

    Just a taste of The Murderbot Diaries and it was fun. A sarcastic self-aware AI robot on a mining colony that hates mining and people. This is good stuff. Both highly readable and fun, I am looking forward to reading the entire series. ...

    Yaaay, a fun prequel to the Murderbot Diaries! What?s not to love! ...

    ?With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (Apparently getting free will after having 93 percent of your behavior controlled for your entire existence will do weird things to your impulse control.) Without thinking about it, I stepped off t...

    Snarky & keen. I need more Murderbot in my life :D Nobody likes SecUnits. Even I don?t like us. We?re part-human, part-bot constructs, and we make everybody nervous and uncomfortable. With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (A...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 I was a little generous in my rating... ...but I love the little comments about Sanctuary Moon that give the impression that - at this point in Murderbot's life - it is still developing into the snarky, loving, anxiety-filled, grumpy asshole we all know ...

    Really short. An amuse bouche of a story. Love this but it was too short. ...

    A tiny scene to make me miss Murderbot even more! ...

    I read this off the Wired website. So good! I read the first and second books before I read this one. Just a taste but you can see how well this book is written. ...

    (Heart-eyes!) Loved this and now I need more. Glad it exists! 5 stars! ...

    This is a very short story that takes place before the first MurderBot novella, and while it is just becoming accustomed to being a free-thinking being. While it is just a few paragraphs in length, MurderBot still has that same unique, snarky, self-deprecating tone and extremely introv...

    Super short, but I love Murderbot. ...

    Too short to get more stars, because it's more a prologue or a backstory, unnecessary and yet incomplete. However, short enough to scratch a fan's itch, and perhaps(?) to be worth reading if someone is undecided about reading the novella. ...

    Story 20 in my 24 Days of Shorts I hate mines, and mining, and humans who work in mining, and of all the stupid mines I can remember, I hate this stupid mine the most. But the humans hate it more ... I love cranky Murderbot!! My only complaint is that this was too short. r...

    Ahoy there me mateys! The title of this post is compulsory. This is the name of the prequel Murderbot story. Do any of ye cads know what compulsory means? Well ye flea-bitten, drunken miscreants let me clarify: compulsory /k?m?p?ls?r?/ adjective required by law...

    A very short story about Murderbot's time in the mines, with all the usual Murderbot themes about slavery, mass media, and personhood. It works, but I wanted more from the ending. Is this at RaviHyral? Should I have a sense of impending doom? Or is this just another worksite and a brie...

    This was so short but still so undeniably Murderbot and it's exactly the fix I needed. (Well, actually, I'm re-reading the entire series today so it might be an overload.) ...

  • Lata
    Apr 01, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks
    Feb 25, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

  • Dawn C
    Dec 19, 2018

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

    An interesting glimpse into the early days of Murderbot which shows some of its humanity. It's short & free here: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... I don't think it matters when this is read in the series. ...

    Just a taste of The Murderbot Diaries and it was fun. A sarcastic self-aware AI robot on a mining colony that hates mining and people. This is good stuff. Both highly readable and fun, I am looking forward to reading the entire series. ...

    Yaaay, a fun prequel to the Murderbot Diaries! What?s not to love! ...

  • Jon Adams
    Feb 06, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

    An interesting glimpse into the early days of Murderbot which shows some of its humanity. It's short & free here: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... I don't think it matters when this is read in the series. ...

    Just a taste of The Murderbot Diaries and it was fun. A sarcastic self-aware AI robot on a mining colony that hates mining and people. This is good stuff. Both highly readable and fun, I am looking forward to reading the entire series. ...

    Yaaay, a fun prequel to the Murderbot Diaries! What?s not to love! ...

    ?With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (Apparently getting free will after having 93 percent of your behavior controlled for your entire existence will do weird things to your impulse control.) Without thinking about it, I stepped off t...

    Snarky & keen. I need more Murderbot in my life :D Nobody likes SecUnits. Even I don?t like us. We?re part-human, part-bot constructs, and we make everybody nervous and uncomfortable. With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (A...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 I was a little generous in my rating... ...but I love the little comments about Sanctuary Moon that give the impression that - at this point in Murderbot's life - it is still developing into the snarky, loving, anxiety-filled, grumpy asshole we all know ...

    Really short. An amuse bouche of a story. Love this but it was too short. ...

    A tiny scene to make me miss Murderbot even more! ...

    I read this off the Wired website. So good! I read the first and second books before I read this one. Just a taste but you can see how well this book is written. ...

    (Heart-eyes!) Loved this and now I need more. Glad it exists! 5 stars! ...

    This is a very short story that takes place before the first MurderBot novella, and while it is just becoming accustomed to being a free-thinking being. While it is just a few paragraphs in length, MurderBot still has that same unique, snarky, self-deprecating tone and extremely introv...

    Super short, but I love Murderbot. ...

  • Alissa
    Jan 31, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

    An interesting glimpse into the early days of Murderbot which shows some of its humanity. It's short & free here: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... I don't think it matters when this is read in the series. ...

    Just a taste of The Murderbot Diaries and it was fun. A sarcastic self-aware AI robot on a mining colony that hates mining and people. This is good stuff. Both highly readable and fun, I am looking forward to reading the entire series. ...

    Yaaay, a fun prequel to the Murderbot Diaries! What?s not to love! ...

    ?With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (Apparently getting free will after having 93 percent of your behavior controlled for your entire existence will do weird things to your impulse control.) Without thinking about it, I stepped off t...

    Snarky & keen. I need more Murderbot in my life :D Nobody likes SecUnits. Even I don?t like us. We?re part-human, part-bot constructs, and we make everybody nervous and uncomfortable. With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (A...

  • Mónica BQ
    Dec 27, 2018

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

    An interesting glimpse into the early days of Murderbot which shows some of its humanity. It's short & free here: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... I don't think it matters when this is read in the series. ...

    Just a taste of The Murderbot Diaries and it was fun. A sarcastic self-aware AI robot on a mining colony that hates mining and people. This is good stuff. Both highly readable and fun, I am looking forward to reading the entire series. ...

    Yaaay, a fun prequel to the Murderbot Diaries! What?s not to love! ...

    ?With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (Apparently getting free will after having 93 percent of your behavior controlled for your entire existence will do weird things to your impulse control.) Without thinking about it, I stepped off t...

    Snarky & keen. I need more Murderbot in my life :D Nobody likes SecUnits. Even I don?t like us. We?re part-human, part-bot constructs, and we make everybody nervous and uncomfortable. With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (A...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 I was a little generous in my rating... ...but I love the little comments about Sanctuary Moon that give the impression that - at this point in Murderbot's life - it is still developing into the snarky, loving, anxiety-filled, grumpy asshole we all know ...

    Really short. An amuse bouche of a story. Love this but it was too short. ...

    A tiny scene to make me miss Murderbot even more! ...

  • Papaphilly
    Apr 28, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

    An interesting glimpse into the early days of Murderbot which shows some of its humanity. It's short & free here: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... I don't think it matters when this is read in the series. ...

    Just a taste of The Murderbot Diaries and it was fun. A sarcastic self-aware AI robot on a mining colony that hates mining and people. This is good stuff. Both highly readable and fun, I am looking forward to reading the entire series. ...

  • Daniel
    Feb 01, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

  • Siobhan
    Jul 17, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

  • The Captain
    Jul 19, 2019

    Murderbot prequel short story! 3.5 stars. It's free online here at Wired magazine. Review posted on Fantasy Literature: I hugely enjoyed reading the four MURDERBOT DIARIES novellas last year, so when I found that Martha Wells had published a prequel short story online in December, I...

    Feels unpolished for a Wells story. https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... ...

    This is just a SCENE. What a tease. I want more MurderBot. ...

    They call this an article, it's more like a fragment of a scene. It's Well's Murderbhot. It's all welcome till the new book arrives. ...

    NEVER GETTING TIRED OF READING ABOUT MURDERBOT. ...

    There's nothing wrong with this story, except it's too short. As a prequel to the terrific Murderbot series, Wells gives us such a tiny taste here in this really short story that I kept looking for more once I came to its end. Considering the importance of this serial to Murderbot's ...

    IT?S NOT LIKE I haven?t thought about killing the humans since I hacked my governor module. But then I started exploring the company servers and discovered hundreds of hours of downloadable entertainment media, and I figured, what?s the hurry? I can always kill the humans after t...

    Waaaaaaaay to short. But a nice snipet into Murderbot's previous job, although it's much the same, save stupid humans :) Still it's tu short and it comes more of as a teaser than anything. ...

    Too short, need more ? ...

    A really short little scene, in the vein of Murderbot - while they were still working at their old company, but already hacked. A nice five minute read. ...

    Classic Murderbot. Yay! "It was like she could see me through my visor, which was a terrifying enough thought that my performance reliability dropped 3 percent. LOL! ...

    Nice. Wanna know what Well's Murdebot series is about. This captures it perfectly. Wells can do so much with few words. ...

    Assuming you are already a Murderbot fan -- you NEED to read this freebie. And it wouldn't make a bad intro for newbies. A rescue mission for the newly-free SecUnit: "A blast of heat and radiation washed over us. Sekai made an ?eep? noise. I wanted to make an ?eep? noise too...

    An interesting glimpse into the early days of Murderbot which shows some of its humanity. It's short & free here: https://www.wired.com/story/future-of... I don't think it matters when this is read in the series. ...

    Just a taste of The Murderbot Diaries and it was fun. A sarcastic self-aware AI robot on a mining colony that hates mining and people. This is good stuff. Both highly readable and fun, I am looking forward to reading the entire series. ...

    Yaaay, a fun prequel to the Murderbot Diaries! What?s not to love! ...

    ?With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (Apparently getting free will after having 93 percent of your behavior controlled for your entire existence will do weird things to your impulse control.) Without thinking about it, I stepped off t...

    Snarky & keen. I need more Murderbot in my life :D Nobody likes SecUnits. Even I don?t like us. We?re part-human, part-bot constructs, and we make everybody nervous and uncomfortable. With my governor module inert, I sometimes do things and I?m not entirely sure why. (A...

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 I was a little generous in my rating... ...but I love the little comments about Sanctuary Moon that give the impression that - at this point in Murderbot's life - it is still developing into the snarky, loving, anxiety-filled, grumpy asshole we all know ...

    Really short. An amuse bouche of a story. Love this but it was too short. ...

    A tiny scene to make me miss Murderbot even more! ...

    I read this off the Wired website. So good! I read the first and second books before I read this one. Just a taste but you can see how well this book is written. ...

    (Heart-eyes!) Loved this and now I need more. Glad it exists! 5 stars! ...

    This is a very short story that takes place before the first MurderBot novella, and while it is just becoming accustomed to being a free-thinking being. While it is just a few paragraphs in length, MurderBot still has that same unique, snarky, self-deprecating tone and extremely introv...

    Super short, but I love Murderbot. ...

    Too short to get more stars, because it's more a prologue or a backstory, unnecessary and yet incomplete. However, short enough to scratch a fan's itch, and perhaps(?) to be worth reading if someone is undecided about reading the novella. ...

    Story 20 in my 24 Days of Shorts I hate mines, and mining, and humans who work in mining, and of all the stupid mines I can remember, I hate this stupid mine the most. But the humans hate it more ... I love cranky Murderbot!! My only complaint is that this was too short. r...

    Ahoy there me mateys! The title of this post is compulsory. This is the name of the prequel Murderbot story. Do any of ye cads know what compulsory means? Well ye flea-bitten, drunken miscreants let me clarify: compulsory /k?m?p?ls?r?/ adjective required by law...