Artificial Condition

The Murderbot Diaries #2

Martha Wells

fiction science fiction
adventurous funny tense fast-paced

158 pages | first published 2018

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…

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Moods

adventurous 88%
funny 82%
lighthearted 26%
tense 25%
dark 23%
mysterious 22%
emotional 18%
hopeful 9%
reflective 9%
challenging 2%
inspiring 2%
relaxing 1%
informative 0%
sad 0%

Pace

fast 83%
medium 15%
slow 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 45% | A mix: 43% | Plot: 10%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 7% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 2% | No: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 5% | N/A: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 81% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 7% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.28