I read all four Murderbot Diaries novellas by Martha Wells last weekend. Well, actually it was about a 36 hour stretch from Friday evening to Sunday morning in between working on a big proposal. The fast read was due to two chief factors.
- The novellas start with the shortest one first and get longer as the series progresses; and
- It was a fun adventure story.
For science fiction books there is actually very little science fiction in the story. Those elements are often window dressing or “magic”, in the best sense in both cases.
I am excited for the first novel in the series, Network Effect, which is due next week. Tor Books, in preparation, offered the four novellas for free the week before I read them. I took advantage. I am glad I did.