Artificial condition (2018) 4 stars

It has a dark past - one in which a number of humans were killed. …

Review of 'Artificial Condition' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

4.5 stars for this one. I enjoyed it way more than the first one, though it nicely continues Murderbot's story. Murderbot has a hacked governor module, so is basically one of the dreaded rogues only known in media. It hacked it after a massacre in a mining pit on some moon. But Murderbot barely remembers anything about it, so instead of staying with the crew that adopted it, it runs off to travel to the mining moon to find out what happened.

On the way she 'befriends' ART, an asshole transport ship, and finds new humans to protect. Of course everything goes terribly wrong, and Murderbot has to do what it's great at: murdering.

Seriously, I enjoyed just about anything here. ART was great, the story about the surveyors wanting their data back was exciting, and it even included a non-binary character, and diverse relationships. Bring it on, modern science fiction, bring it on.