Network Effect by Martha Wells

TITLENetwork Effect.
SeriesThe Murderbot Diaries #5.
Writer(s)Martha Wells.
RELEASE DATE: May 5th 2020.
PAGES: 350.
ISBN13:  9781250229861.
My Overall Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Exit Strategy by Martha Wells.


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26 thoughts on “Network Effect by Martha Wells

  1. Awesome, real glad to see you enjoyed this one, as did I. I may one day tire of Murderbot, but thankfully that day isn’t today, and may it never arrive. I’ve been very happy with the novella length of the previous stories but I also found myself very much enjoying the story as a novel with that extra time and space to develop characters and plot. And I didn’t feel the time and space was wasted. Can’t wait to read Fugitive Telemetry (though I don’t have that one yet).

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    1. Same here. I don’t think this series could and should go on forever but, for the time being, the doses of Murderbot we’re getting were appropriately entertaining. I can see it getting redundant in the near future but we’ll hope for the best for this robot’s sake! Hope you get around to trying Fugitive Telemetry soon, especially once it’s released, my friend! Thanks for reading! 😀


  2. Excellent review, I am convinced I have to read this one. The question is whether, I have to work my way through all the novellas first? Never got further than the first one, but I’m keeping an eye on, whether the audiobooks come up on sale (no luck so far). It’s funny, that the reason we all love Murderbot so much is, it’s oh so human…

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    1. Thanks for reading! I would strongly recommend going through the novellas first, especially the second novella which contains the “old friend who returns” here. It’s quite misleading that they mention in the blurb that this is a stand-alone full-length story if you ask me. As for audiobook sales… Gosh, I hope those aren’t too rare. I’ve seen the prices of those audiobooks and they are quite insane! Maybe your library has them for you!

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  3. Glad to see you enjoyed Network Effect! It was one of my favorite SFF titles from last year, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one. Annnd… Tor announced today that Wells signed a contract for another six books– three more Murderbot stories, and three new fantasy novels in a new world.

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  4. Delightful – and very heartfelt – love letter to Murderbot! 🙂
    You certainly nailed the comparison when you spoke of MB and ART as an old couple’s dynamic steeped in grumpiness that hides the deep reciprocal caring affection: I hope we will get more of it in the next installments…
    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for reading, Maddalena! I do hope that ART can make another appearance in the near future. Such a deceptive yet awesome character hahah I did seem to hear that Fugitive Telemetry wasn’t really set after Network Effect though but I’ll soon find that out for myself! 😀

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  5. Well one more very positive review for that series! I swear you all will wear me out one day and I’ll give it a chance LOL Wonderful review as usual lashaan!

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