Fugitive Telemetry - Martha Wells

Fugitive Telemetry

By Martha Wells

  • Release Date: 2021-04-27
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
From 307 Ratings


The New York Times bestselling security droid with a heart (though it wouldn't admit it!) is back in Fugitive Telemetry!

Having captured the hearts of readers across the globe (Annalee Newitz says it's "one of the most humane portraits of a nonhuman I've ever read") Murderbot has also established Martha Wells as one of the great SF writers of today.

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!


A new standalone adventure in the New York Times-bestselling, Hugo and Nebula Award winning series!

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


  • Good Short Story - but where is the Novel?

    By ANW
    Good short story disguised as a novel or novelette (novella?). I wish Ms Wells took the time to craft a more complex interwoven thematic structure and gave more thought and writing (and pages) to developing it. I like the Murderbot character in principle but I don't get a sense of much psychological or character development. Too much to ask for?
  • More Murderbot, Yay!

    By SaraTIFR
    This is only a novella, but a very good story, and great to learn more are Murderbot gets more complex (more human?!) Dr. Mensah is only a minor character here, and our free wheeling SecUnit/Murderbot protagonist is mainly involved with a Port Authority crew as they try to solve a murder. Fast paced and fascinatingly always. I thoroughly enjoyed the story.
  • Short but good

    By b0s5y
    Really short for $12
  • Not bad but what happened??

    By Turk12127
    The only thing I didn’t like is that it seems like the story set up by the last book was completely abandoned
  • Enjoyable but

    By Ph77
    Too short and not nearly as exceptional as rest of series
  • Another good addition to a great series

    By Sdzzzz
    The plot got a bit muddled at times but Murderbot remains the best written non-human, human character there is. Love this series.
  • Great... But Not Her Best

    By *til death do us part*
    I’ve read all of the books in this series so far and this one is definitely my least favorite. The first part was just a glorified sci-fi murder mystery. It felt very rushed, if not forced, and Muderbot spent a majority of the first half in a pissing contest with another character. Once the story picked up, it was really good—it felt as gripping as the previous installments. But all the action fizzled out as quickly as it came because the book is very short. I could mention the ridiculous price for such a short read right now, but at six books into the series, it’s a moot point. Lastly, I love the Murderbot Diaries but I’m getting tired of seeing the same aspects of the series being used again and again. Each book we’re introduced to a new character who, unsurprisingly, doesn’t trust Murderbot. And we spend half of an already short book trying to convince them that he’s a good SecUnit. It’d be nice to see something different in the next book—or at least get over that I-don’t-trust-SecUnits-just-because hurdle a lot faster. Still looking forward to the next book, but I definitely didn’t enjoy this one as much as the previous ones.
  • Price increase, page count decrease

    By MatthewVon
    The story line is as good as ever. But the price to engagement decrease is significant. Quit reading warhammer novels for same reason.
  • Love MurderBot but too short!

    By QuizzleStizzle18!
    I did realize this was a short story and expected a novel. Purchase last night and finished this morning and it simply wasn't enough MurderBot. Please please please write more!