Author: Martha Wells
Title: Artificial Condition
Series: The Murderbot Diaries 2
Genre: Sci-fi; Fiction
Rate: 5/5 | Goodreads
While there’s many series I started that await continuation, I couldn’t help myself and grabbed Artificial Condition by Martha Wells, second book in The Murderbot Diaries.
About the Book: Murderbot has hitched a ride on a Research Transport, ART. Together, not having enough things to do to keep themselves busy, they watched series and discussed Murderbot’s possible past, the reason why his memory got purged. ART came up with a brilliant idea of Murderbot needing to pursue this further. You know, like humans do in series. And to do that it might as well pretend to be more human, and maybe start working with them as a private Security Consultant or something. Also, like in the series. So here’s Murderbot, uncomfortable in his modified appearance, once again guarding humans from their own suicidal plans, while they attempt to extract their stolen data, naively expecting it to be handed to them, just because it’s theirs… So very much like in the series.
My Opinion: I don’t know why it’s so mightily amusing to read about AI’s who are so much like human toddlers attempting to adult and getting frustrated when they can’t, but it is. Loved the new dynamics between ART and Murderbot, and loved Murderbot’s evolution of “I can say no, they don’t own me“, even if it failed most the time anyway.
It’s a very fun and interesting book. So far I’m really enjoying the series. A 5 out of 5 from me.