June is here and it's our "bridesmaid" month, meaning we pool all the 2nd picks from the previous five months and vote on a winner. This month's winner came from our recent robot themed month, we will be discussing All Systems Red by Martha Wells.
"As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure."
In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.
But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern.
On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid — a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.
But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.
Member or Non-member - this meeting is FREE.
Feel free to stay for our Graphic Novel discussion right after this meeting at 8:30pm!
Get the details on our Book Club here.