The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

3rogueprotocolThe Murderbot Diaries: Rogue Protocol
The Murderbot Diaries: Exit Strategy
By Martha Wells
2018

4ExitStrategyThis is a series of four novellas, the first two of which I’ve already reviewed, but I wanted to make at least a little post about the final two, which have now come out and complete the character arc. They are so good! They each stand alone, but they also all work together to be greater than any one part.

They’re also somewhat reassuring in the way that they are set in a dystopian universe but is still pretty blasé about the whole thing. The characters are trying their best, mostly, and while things do go well, mostly, it’s not world changing, except for the main individual who’s trying to figure out its own place in the world.

Life continues on, self-discover continues on, even when you’re wandering around in a world of corporate control and violent greed. And sometimes you can still have a realistically happy ending.

3 comments on “The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells

  1. Lisa says:

    I love the Murderbot Diaries! I can’t get enough of the snarky, somewhat misanthropic Murderbot. I wish these novellas were novels and there were more. Thanks for recommending!

    • Rebecca says:

      For real! They’re so good and complete on their own but I do want more. And I also want more about ART (asshole research transport) too.

      • Lisa says:

        I adore ART! Can’t wait to ready Exit Strategy. I’m working on some podcasts right now but that’s next on my listening list. (I read the audiobook versions–if you haven’t tried those, they’re excellent!)

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