• The Bossy Bookworm

Review of Fugitive Telemetry (Murderbot #6) by Martha Wells

Fugitive Telemetry is full of more wonderfully grumpy Murderbot, flummoxed by humans' behavior and saving their skins at every turn.

It's good to be back with grumpy Murderbot on Preservation Station. In Fugitive Telemetry, Murderbot attempts to solve the mystery of a murder--while generally annoyed and hindered by the slow humans and frequently dopey robots all around it.

Fugitive Telemetry is full of wonderful passages in which Murderbot is flummoxed by humans' social conventions; protects various parties from certain destruction with instantaneous decision-making and astute threat assessment; and retreats from overwhelming interactions to watch its favorite show, The Rise and Fall of Sanctuary Moon (although I might have liked more page time spent with Murderbot sorting through situations and humans' feelings; I found that I missed that aspect somewhat in this book).

There are sections of sometimes tedious-feeling logistics, but the pacing of Fugitive Telemetry kept me engaged throughout.

Do you have any Bossy thoughts about this book?

Have I ever mentioned Martha Wells's Murderbot books and how much I love them? Oh, I have?

Was it when I reviewed books 1 through 3 of the series? Or when I reviewed the next book, Exit Strategy? Or Wells's next one, Network Effect?

Are you a Murderbot fan?