Exit Strategy

The Murderbot Diaries #4

Martha Wells

fiction science fiction
adventurous funny lighthearted medium-paced

160 pages | first published 2018

"I love Murderbot!" —Ann Leckie

The fourth and final part of the Murderbot Diaries series that began with All Systems Red.

Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right?

Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah—its former owner (protector? friend?)—submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit.

But who’s going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue?

And what will become of it when it’s caught?

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adventurous 94%
funny 81%
emotional 36%
tense 32%
lighthearted 30%
hopeful 15%
mysterious 10%
dark 9%
reflective 8%
inspiring 6%
challenging 3%
relaxing 2%
informative 1%
sad 0%


fast 84%
medium 15%
slow 0%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Character: 26% | Plot: 17%

Strong character development?

Yes: 87% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 3% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 3% | N/A: 0%

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