• Network Effect Catapults Murderbot into the Wider Universe: Spoiler-free Review

    Network Effect Catapults Murderbot into the Wider Universe: Spoiler-free Review0

    Network Effect is the fifth and as-yet longest installment in the adventures of Murderbot by Martha Wells, introduced in the multiple award-winning novella All Systems Red in 2017. The novel is a great addition to the series, giving readers exactly more of what we love from the Murderbot books: a beloved and sarcastic unreliable narrator,

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  • Machina Delivers Suspense and Robots

    Machina Delivers Suspense and Robots0

    Machina takes place in a near(ish) future, in which it has become increasingly clear that humans cannot stay on Earth longterm with any expectation of survival. That’s why rival tech companies are competing for a choice Government contract to send their AIs to Mars: to begin terraforming for humans to eventually migrate. Two rival companies

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  • 2019 Hugo Award Reviews: Novellas Part Two

    2019 Hugo Award Reviews: Novellas Part Two0

    Welcome to another instalment of our six-part series looking at this year’s finalists for the Hugo Awards! The previous post covered three contenders for Best Novella. Now let us round off the category by looking at the three that remain…

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