If you already love Murderbot, you’ll continue to love it. This newest installation still has the wonderful mix of snark, action, and Murderbot struggling with being a construct of free will. This book in particular, Murderbot is processing the trauma and learning to deal with its own extreme emotional responses. My only criticism of the book is that I wish I would have reread Network Effect before I read this one, because this book takes places immediately after and heavily leans on events that happened in that book. Overall, though, I loved it!
System Collapse by Martha Wells, (List Price: $21.99, Tordotcom, 9781250826978, November 2023)
Reviewed by Kelly McLeod, The Haunted Book Shop in Mobile, Alabama