SYSTEM COLLAPSE by Martha Wells

SYSTEM COLLAPSE by Martha Wells

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2024

Review by Abe Ziesing

This seventh instalment of our favorite cyborg's exploits is every bit as good as the rest of the series. It's impressive that Martha Wells manages to maintain such a high bar, combining the customary elements of the series' success - cyberpunk, suspense/thriller, humor - and injecting fresh ideas and plotlines that allow this stand-alone episode to shine.

In this latest adventure, murderbot finds himself planet-side in a world going through its third attempt at being terraformed. Ancient aliens have left behind some foundations of habitat that come with some deadly surprises. Can he rescue all of the humans despite their seemingly endless progression towards doom and death?

This book has a great mix of characters that you already know and some new personalities - the good, the bad, and the uncategorizable. If that's not enough to convince you, yes, A.R.T. is back baby!