Jun 042018

Cover of Artificial Condition by Martha Wells.Tor.com: Martha Wells can always be relied upon for atmospheric novels with great voice and precise, gorgeously descriptive turns of phrase.

In the Murderbot Diaries, Wells’ enormous talent for voice and atmosphere has full reign in a space opera setting—and her deft facility with characterisation makes Murderbot an incredibly appealing character. Self-conscious, awkward, and self contradictory: we can all recognise ourselves in Murderbot’s struggles with acting like a person.