Ex Libris Kirkland

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Subtitle Murderbot Diaries 2
First Written 2018
Genre Scifi
Publisher Tordotcom
My Copy audiobook library
First Read May 11, 2023

Artificial Condition

Super short, breezy continuation of the series. Funny, cute, disposable, feels like it's made for adaptation into some other medium. Like some other short scifi / action books I've read, it feels unserious even for its type. Pulpy, maybe? I don't know.

Something about this being SO unserious and a 'book' makes me feel weird about it. Like, if it was a fiction podcast series - which honestly would not be much shorter than these little 3-hour audiobooks - I would feel differently. Huh, Matt, meet your cultural status problems! Like, would I like this better, and think it was more successful, if it had a host-read Blue Apron ad in the middle of it?

Noted on May 16, 2023

Now that I knew something was hacking the security cameras to watch me, I could use countermeasures. I probably should have been doing that from the beginning, but as you may have noticed that for a terrifying murderbot I fuck up a lot.

Quoted on May 16, 2023

I liked protecting people and things. I liked figuring out smart ways to protect people and things. I liked being right.

Quoted on May 16, 2023

Humans should really do more research. There were operating manuals that would have warned her not to fuck with us.

Quoted on May 16, 2023

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