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Martha Wells has written many fantasy novels, including The Wizard Hunters, Wheel of the Infinite, the Books of the Raksura series and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, and non-fiction
"I love Murderbot!" --Ann Leckie, author of Ancillary
The Murderbot series is a heart-pounding thriller that never lets up, but it's also one of the most humane portraits of a nonhuman I've ever read. Come for the gunfights on other planets, but stay for the finely drawn portrait of a deadly robot whose smartass goodness will give you hope for the future of humanity. --Annalee Newitz, author of Autonomous "Clever, inventive, brutal when it needs to be, and compassionate without ever being sentimental." --Kate Elliott, author of the Spirit Walker trilogy "Endearing, funny, action-packed, and murderous." --Kameron Hurley, author of The Stars are Legion
"Not only a fun, fast-paced space-thriller, but also a sharp, sometimes moving character study that will resonate with introverts even if they're not lethal AI machines." --Malka Older, author of Infomocracy
We are all a little bit Murderbot.--NPR "Wells gives depth to a rousing but basically familiar action plot by turning it into the vehicle by which SecUnit engages with its own rigorously denied humanity." --Publishers Weekly starred review "I already can't wait for the next one." --The Verge "Meet your favorite depressed A.I. since Marvin." --B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog "A great kick-off for a continuing series." --Locus
Wells imbued Murderbot with extraordinary humanity, and while this is a fun read, don't make the mistake of thinking it's not a profound one.--LA Times PRAISE FOR MARTHA WELLS "Martha Wells writes fantasy the way it was meant to be--poignant, evocative, and astonishing. Prepare to be captivated 'til the sun comes up." --Kameron Hurley, author of The Mirror Empire and God's War "The Cloud Roads has wildly original world-building, diverse and engaging characters, and a thrilling adventure plot. It's that rarest of fantasies: fresh and surprising, with a story that doesn't go where ten thousand others have gone before. I can't wait for my next chance to visit the Three Worlds!" --N. K. Jemisin, author of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms Breathtakingly surprising and fun. For readers who missed earlier entry points to this delightful series, now is the time to get on board. --The New York Times on The Edge of Worlds That rarity--a completely unique and stunning fantasy world. --Hugo Award-winning author Elizabeth Bear on The Edge of Worlds