Do you like reading books with non-human protagonists? All Systems Red follows a sentient security bot, who calls itself Murderbot, as it protects a team of explorers on what’s supposed to be a peaceful mission which turns dark.
The story is told from the point of view of Murderbot and that made it really enjoyable. Murderbot just wants to be left alone to watch its TV shows but has to interact with humans and I’m sure some of us can relate to that. Written by Martha Wells, there are currently four books in The Murderbot Diaries series: All Systems Red, Artificial Condition, Rogue Protocol, Exit Strategy. A full-length Murderbot novel titled Network Effect will be published in May 2020.
As we wait for this full-length novel, I decided to create an All Systems Red character quiz. Are you the anti-social Murderbot, brave Dr. Mensah or soft Dr. Ratthi? Take the quiz to find out.
In case you’re wondering, yes I got Murderbot. No surprise there.
If you’re looking for more books with non-human protagonists, we’ve got a nice list here for you. Enjoy!