Artificial Condition

Artificial Condition

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…

Title:Artificial Condition
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250186928
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About Martha Wells

Martha Wells has written many fantasy novels, including The Books of the Raksura series (beginning with


    Artificial Condition Reviews

  • Carol.

    "I was stalling. I would have to interact with humans as an augmented human... I had imagined it as taking place from a distance, or in the spaces of a crowded transit ring. Interacting meant talking,...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    An awesome sequel to the Nebula award-winning “All Systems Red.” I liked it even better than the first book! Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:The illicit adventures of Murderbot co...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    The good news is that I still love Murderbot and that I now also love ART.The bad news is that I unfortunately didn't like this book as much as the first one. I couldn't get into the story until half ...

  • Elise (TheBookishActress)

    I said, “Sometimes people do things to you that you can't do anything about. You just have to survive it and go on.”They all stopped talking and stared at me. It made me nervous and I immediatel...

  • Bradley

    These Murderbot Diaries are quickly becoming a go-to popcorn SF read for me. I love killer robots as much as the next bloke, but I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for this one.It's not just the...

  • Manuel Anto

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Star-gazing SecUnits: “Artificial Condition - The MurderBot Diaries 2” by Martha Wells“But you may have noticed that for a terrifying...

  • Gary

    When we first met the SecUnit Murderbot in Martha Wells’ “All System’s Red”, it had already hacked its governor module, which is ostensibly in place to prevent it from going on a kill-happy ra...

  • Karl

    Murderbot is a security robot (aka Secbot or Secunit). Murderbot is a name it gave itself after being involved years ago in a massacre of the humans it was supposed to be guarding on a remote mining m...

  • Jilly

    I love Murderbot!What's not to love about a depressed, soap-opera watching, socially awkward, killing machine? People are nervous of me because I'm a terrifying murderbot, and I'm nervous of them beca...

  • Gavin

    Martha Wells's fantastic sci-fi novella Artificial Condition was a worthy sequel to the equally awesome All Systems Red. This series is everything an AI sci-fi story should be and then some! It was th...