Review of Network Effect: A Murderbot Novel (The Murderbot Diaries Book 5)

I just finished reading Network Effect: A Murderbot Novel (The Murderbot Diaries Book 5) by Martha Wells.📚

Murderbot accompanies a survey team to another planet, and on the earlier than planned return, the starship gets kidnapped by unknown aliens. Can Murderbot safe itself and it’s humans?

I still like the character of Murderbot in this installment of the series. Next to the main storyline, the author also expands the character and interaction in the universe quite a bit. It is starting to learn some more “human” feelings and behaviors like friendship in this book.

I’m still fighting to understand how the code and network technologies are working in this universe. It sounds like every data exchange is done with active code capable of containing viruses instead of a message :-) These sections managed to take me out of the reading flow at times, but I nevertheless enjoyed the book.


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