Fugitive Telemetry

, #6

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Martha Wells: Fugitive Telemetry (EBook, 2021, Tom Doherty Associates)

eBook, 176 pages

English language

Published April 26, 2021 by Tom Doherty Associates.

4 stars (6 reviews)

No, I didn't kill the dead human. If I had, I wouldn't dump the body in the station mall.

When Murderbot discovers a dead body on Preservation Station, it knows it is going to have to assist station security to determine who the body is (was), how they were killed (that should be relatively straightforward, at least), and why (because apparently that matters to a lot of people—who knew?)

Yes, the unthinkable is about to happen: Murderbot must voluntarily speak to humans!

3 editions

reviewed Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells (Murderbot Diaries, #6)

Not as good as the first four

3 stars

Although this was published after "Network Effect" it's set before the events in that book so I decided to read it first. It's a murder mystery with Muderbot investigating which sounds like a fun premise. Unfortunately, I felt it fell kind of flat. It's not as well written as the first four novellas. Some of the descriptions feel cumbersome and there's a lot of stuff in parentheses which hampers the flow of the prose. The case itself is interesting, though, and had several twists I didn't see coming. All in all, an okay read.

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3 stars