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Artificial Condition

Monday, February 1, 2021

Artificial Condition (2018) Martha Wells (The Murderbot Diaries)

Artificial ConditionMurderbot wants to go back to RaviHyral Mining Facility Q Station to see if it can figure out what caused it to go rogue and kill a bunch of humans.

My memory of the incident was partially purged.” SecUnit memory purges are always partial, due to the organic parts inside our heads. The purge can’t wipe memory from organic neural tissue.

What is Murderbot? It is a rogue SecUnit.

When constructs were first developed, they were originally supposed to have a pre-sentient level of intelligence, like the dumber variety of bot. But you can’t put something as dumb as a hauler bot in charge of security for anything without spending even more money for expensive company-employed human supervisors. So they made us smarter. The anxiety and depression were side effects.

But Murderbot doesn’t actually want to murder. It just wants to discover why the massacre on RaviHyral happened.

And watch the entertainment feed.

But when Murderbot offers to trade entertainment for a ride, it gets more than it expected.

I said, “Watch it yourself.”

I tried. I can process the media more easily through your filter.

That made me stop. I didn’t understand the problem.

It explained, When my crew plays media, I can’t process the context. Human interactions and environments outside my hull are largely unfamiliar.

And it seems to accidentally make a friend.

It will be simple, ART insisted. I’ll assist you.

Yes, the giant transport bot is going to help the construct SecUnit pretend to be human. This will go well.

This series is SO! DELIGHTFUL!

I am going to try as hard as a can to draw out how long it takes me to read through the series, because I don’t want it to be over too soon.

Publisher : Tordotcom
Rating: 8.5/10

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