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Martha Wells

Autor(a) de All Systems Red

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About the Author

Martha Wells is an American author, born in 1964, based in Texas. She writes fantasy and science fiction novels, novellas, and short stories. Her first novel was, The Element of Fire, published in 1993. Her other work includes City of Bones, The Death of the Necromancer, The Fall of IIe-Rien mostrar mais trilogy, Books of Raksura series, The Murderbot Diaries series, and Stargate universe novels. She was awarded the 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novella for All Systems Red (The Murderbot Diaries). (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Martha Wells

All Systems Red (2017) 5,295 cópias
Artificial Condition (2018) 3,158 cópias
Rogue Protocol (2018) 2,854 cópias
Exit Strategy (2018) 2,519 cópias
Network Effect (2020) 2,386 cópias
Fugitive Telemetry (2021) 1,845 cópias
The Cloud Roads (2011) 1,260 cópias
System Collapse (2023) 906 cópias
The Death of the Necromancer (1998) 882 cópias
Witch King (2023) 843 cópias
City of Bones (1995) 834 cópias
The Wizard Hunters (2003) 656 cópias
The Element of Fire (1993) 622 cópias
Wheel of the Infinite (2000) 586 cópias
The Serpent Sea (2012) 539 cópias
The Ships of Air (2004) 468 cópias
The Siren Depths (2012) 415 cópias
The Gate of Gods (2005) 385 cópias
Razor's Edge (2013) 308 cópias
The Edge of Worlds (2016) 279 cópias
Emilie and the Hollow World (2013) 241 cópias
The Harbors of the Sun (2017) 222 cópias
The Future of Work: Compulsory (2018) 216 cópias
Reliquary (2006) 193 cópias
Entanglement (2007) 131 cópias
Emilie and the Sky World (2014) 101 cópias
Blade Singer (2014) 26 cópias
The Books of the Raksura (2013) 16 cópias
Machina (2020) 7 cópias
Sneak Peek for Witch King (2023) 4 cópias
Wolf Night (2008) 4 cópias
The Falling World {story} (2014) 4 cópias
Thorns {short story} (1995) 3 cópias
The Forest Boy {story} (2014) 2 cópias
Trading Lesson {story} (2015) 2 cópias
Holy Places 2 cópias
Dominaria Collected Stories (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
The Salt Witch 1 exemplar(es)
Night at the Opera {short story} (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Reflections 1 exemplar(es)
Bad Medicine 1 exemplar(es)
Witch King 2 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Elemental (2006) — Contribuinte — 175 cópias
The Gods of HP Lovecraft (2015) — Contribuinte — 120 cópias
The Other Half of the Sky (2013) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
Farscape Forever! Sex, Drugs, and Killer Muppets (2005) — Contribuinte — 94 cópias
Year's Best Fantasy 7 (2007) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
Take Us to a Better Place: Stories (2018) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2019 (2019) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
The Lone Star Stories Reader (2008) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Tales of the Emerald Serpent (2012) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
MECH: Age of Steel (2017) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
A Knight in the Silk Purse (2014) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Kobold Guide to Magic (2014) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
The Writer's Book of Doubt (2019) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 37: November/December 2020 (2020) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 54 (2020) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Tor.com Short Fiction: March - April 2021 — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Tordotcom: Wells, Tesh, Polk — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 163 (April 2020) (2020) — Interviewed — 5 cópias
BSFA Awards 2018 (2019) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


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This is the first in a sci fi series featuring a "murderbot" - part human, part robot (to simplify) - designed to provide security for humans. It seems to be sometime in the future when different groups of humans are exploring new worlds and places to live.

This is not my usual fare, but I bought it for my 14 year old son who usually likes sci-fi type books. I read it because he wanted to talk about it. Neither of us really liked this. We both felt that the author just dumped us in to the middle of the situation without giving enough background or time for world-building. Maybe if you read more of this genre there were cues that I didn't pick up on? It's very short, and to me it felt more like an outline of the major plot points of the story that then the author should have gone back through and filled out with detail, character development, flashbacks, etc. I also didn't find the murderbot charming or funny like I've heard places. I though of it as a woman, fellow Club Read-ers. :-)

Lots of people love this, so don't let me put you off!
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japaul22 | outras 334 resenhas | Feb 11, 2024 |
Another entry in the Murderbot universe, which is about rescues and escapes on several levels. Murderbot is part of an effort to rescue colonists from a dangerous planet as well as predatory corporate efforts to conscript them as slave labor.
It also has to escape the same corporation on a mission gone wrong, saving its own humans along the way.
Although I liked the book, I found it difficult to get immersed. The very abrupt start, picking up pretty much where the previous book ended, and the ongoing references to events in previous books, made me feel disoriented. As if the author (whom I generally adore) had broken the author-reader contract implicit in the kind of series named "Murderbot diaries", and that particular length (mostly novellas, and short novels) ie. books that are loosely connected but can stand on their own.… (mais)
amberwitch | outras 61 resenhas | Feb 10, 2024 |
Despite having run away from ProtectionAux and Dr. Mensah, our SecUnit continues to feel loyal, and as the lawsuit against GrayCris starts to fall apart SecUnit decides to go to another planet where GrayCris has done some shady terraforming and try to gather more evidence against them. No longer using the self-appellation Murderbot after finding out what really happened on the extra-galactic moon in the last book, SecUnit uses the alias of Security Consultant Rin to shadow an investigatory team headed for the partially terraformed, and now abandoned, planet of interest. She tries to dupe a "pet" robot named Miki that considers itself the team leader's friend in order to tag along in the shadows. But in exchange for not telling others about it, Miki makes Rin promise to help protect the humans in the team. Rin agrees and gets hip deep into the ensuing action.

I love the voice of "sci-fi's favorite antisocial." Murderbot/Rin is so sarcastic and funny, yet vulnerable at the same time. First with ART and now with Miki, you see MB struggle with what it means for a machine to be in relationships with humans. From pain-in-the-ass clients to colleagues to friends, are these types of relationships possible? For MB, even being friends with a nonhuman seems a stretch. Although I liked the interactions with ART in the last book, I liked this book more overall. The action was faster paced, and I could almost seem the wheels in MB's head turn as she watched the interactions between Miki and Abene. Great series!
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labfs39 | outras 177 resenhas | Feb 9, 2024 |
A fun story, and the twist of an A.I. just wanting to basically watch Netflix instead of doing it's job gives it a very unique flavour.

The action is engaging and the problems the characters face always keep things moving.

There are greater, meatier, questions about the nature of A.I. in this universe that I found myself asking, and though I can tell that this story isn't meant to or interested in answering them, I found myself asking them nonetheless, which caused a small hiccup for me. Not enough to avoid jumping to another book in the series, though!… (mais)
JasonMehmel | outras 334 resenhas | Feb 9, 2024 |


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