Artificial Condition - Martha Wells

Artificial Condition

By Martha Wells

  • Release Date: 2018-05-08
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 578 Ratings


A USA Today bestseller

The "I love Murderbot!" —Ann Leckie

Artificial Condition is the follow-up to Martha Wells's Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times bestselling All Systems Red

It has a dark past—one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself “Murderbot”. But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more.

Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don’t want to know what the “A” stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue.

What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks…

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


  • Loved it

    By Sdzzzz
    Nothing like a rogue, smart-aleck, insecure murderbot to brighten my day!
  • Quick fun read

    By LBrooks2wd
    I would have rated it higher but each book in the series is short, so overpriced.
  • Artificial Condition- Made Very Real!

    By JC Cincy Kid
    Another great fun read- a very unique and creative science fiction story. I really enjoyed how the author uses an android as not only the main character but the 1st person “STORY TELLER”- Martha thanks again and I’m off to Book no. 3! Cincy Kid 68 (JB) Another 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • Short Story

    By Themepark Designer
    Great premise and story, fun read. Unfortunately these are very short stories sold as novels. If the publisher could bundle these, it might be worth it. Otherwise it’s an overpriced short story.
  • Overpriced , too short, but fun

    By Callanish7
    Extremely overpriced each one of these Martha Wells' Murderbot stories. I love the stories, but this is a rip off since they are incredibly quick reads. The whole series could be one book and each one a chapter!! So disappointing that you take advantage of readers this way. It is unethical to charge so much for so little!
  • Very intriguing read, but...

    By Gun gun bot kid
    I loved this “book”. It was very gripping through its entirety, yet was quite short, and which is why I am giving it 4 stars. This is mainly because the next 3 books are all overpriced for how much content they have. Rather, I feel like possibly they could have been made into one book. Or, since the new book is out (which is much longer than the rest), the first 4 should be put into a collection, so it isn’t so expensive to buy all of them. I am certainly going to wait and see.
  • I love Murderbot

    By rokinrev
    Murderbot has no idea what working with the transport (ART) will bring to light as that return to “the scene of the crime”. Since I read this out of order I know how the series resolves so much of this was redundant. The whole series is wonderful even if this is the weakest one of the four. I can’t wait for the Murderbot novel reported for 2020. 4/5
  • Great novella but priced like a novel

    By 90Benny22
    The writing is fantastic as are the characters and the premise but this book basically costs 10 cents per page. So far the 180 pages of the first two novellas are just sections of the same book meaning that if I chose to read the “whole” book (all 4 novellas) it would cost me $34 for a 400 page book. Just ridiculous.
  • Great Novella But...

    By Bubba Bill Jones
    I enjoyed the first novella and I seriously enjoyed this one as well. The addition of ART to the protagonist’s internal dialogue made this more of a page turner. This one is a completely different and new story. However it was published the same year as the rest of them and should have been made a collection. I don’t regret buying and reading it, but others might.
  • Too short

    By Ninjackalope
    Read it in two hours, the price is ridiculous.