All Systems Red

All Systems Red
Author: Martha Wells
Publsiher: Tor.com
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 0765397528
ISBN 13: 9780765397522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Systems Red Book Review:

Winner: 2018 Hugo Award for Best Novella Winner: 2018 Nebula Award for Best Novella Winner: 2018 Alex Award Winner: 2018 Locus Award One of the Verge's Best Books of 2017 A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial Intelligence. "As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure." In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid — a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

All Systems Red

All Systems Red
Author: Martha Wells
Publsiher: Tor.com
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-01-22
ISBN 10: 9781250214713
ISBN 13: 1250214718
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Systems Red Book Review:

Now available in hardcover, All Systems Red is the first entry in Martha Wells' New York Times and USA Today bestselling, Alex and Nebula Award-winning science fiction series, The Murderbot Diaries. "As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure." In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid—a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth. The Murderbot Diaries #1 All Systems Red #2 Artificial Condition #3 Rogue Protocol #4 Exit Strategy

All Systems Red

All Systems Red
Author: Martha Wells
Publsiher: Tor.com
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN 10: 9780765397539
ISBN 13: 0765397536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Systems Red Book Review:

Winner: 2017 Nebula Award for Best Novella Winner: 2018 Alex Award Finalist: 2017 Hugo Award for Best Novella One of the Verge's Best Books of 2017 A New York Times Bestseller A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction adventure by Martha Wells that interrogates the roots of consciousness through Artificial Intelligence. "As a heartless killing machine, I was a complete failure." In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety. But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern. On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid — a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is. But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it's up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

The Murderbot Diaries

The Murderbot Diaries
Author: Martha Wells
Publsiher: Tor.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 9781250784278
ISBN 13: 1250784271
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Murderbot Diaries Book Review:

"We are all a little bit Murderbot." - NPR on Martha Wells's The Murderbot Diaries...

Rogue Protocol

Rogue Protocol
Author: Martha Wells
Publsiher: Tor.com
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN 10: 1250185432
ISBN 13: 9781250185433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rogue Protocol Book Review:

Rogue Protocol is the third entry in Martha Wells's Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, The Murderbot Diaries. Starring a human-like android who keeps getting sucked back into adventure after adventure, though it just wants to be left alone, away from humanity and small talk. Who knew being a heartless killing machine would present so many moral dilemmas? Sci-fi’s favorite antisocial A.I. is back on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayCris Corporation is floundering, and more importantly, authorities are beginning to ask more questions about where Dr. Mensah's SecUnit is. And Murderbot would rather those questions went away. For good. "I love Murderbot!"--New York Times bestselling author Ann Leckie Murderbot Diaries #1 All Systems Red #2 Artificial Condition #3 Rogue Protocol #4 Exit Strategy At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Network Effect

Network Effect
Author: Martha Wells
Publsiher: Tordotcom
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 1250229847
ISBN 13: 9781250229847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Network Effect Book Review:

WINNER of the 2021 Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards! The first full-length novel in Martha Wells' New York Times and USA Today bestselling Murderbot Diaries series. An Amazon's Best of the Year So Far Pick Named a Best of 2020 Pick for NPR | Book Riot | Polygon "I caught myself rereading my favorite parts... and I can’t recommend it enough." — New York Times You know that feeling when you’re at work, and you’ve had enough of people, and then the boss walks in with yet another job that needs to be done right this second or the world will end, but all you want to do is go home and binge your favorite shows? And you're a sentient murder machine programmed for destruction? Congratulations, you're Murderbot. Come for the pew-pew space battles, stay for the most relatable A.I. you’ll read this century. — I’m usually alone in my head, and that’s where 90 plus percent of my problems are. When Murderbot's human associates (not friends, never friends) are captured and another not-friend from its past requires urgent assistance, Murderbot must choose between inertia and drastic action. Drastic action it is, then. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy
Author: Martha Wells
Publsiher: Tor.com
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1250185467
ISBN 13: 9781250185464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exit Strategy Book Review:

Martha Wells's Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, The Murderbot Diaries, comes to a thrilling conclusion in Exit Strategy. Murderbot wasn’t programmed to care. So, its decision to help the only human who ever showed it respect must be a system glitch, right? Having traveled the width of the galaxy to unearth details of its own murderous transgressions, as well as those of the GrayCris Corporation, Murderbot is heading home to help Dr. Mensah—its former owner (protector? friend?)—submit evidence that could prevent GrayCris from destroying more colonists in its never-ending quest for profit. But who’s going to believe a SecUnit gone rogue? And what will become of it when it’s caught? "I love Murderbot!" —Ann Leckie The Murderbot Diaries #1 All Systems Red #2 Artificial Condition #3 Rogue Protocol #4 Exit Strategy At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Harbors of the Sun

The Harbors of the Sun
Author: Martha Wells
Publsiher: Start Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017-07-04
ISBN 10: 1597805963
ISBN 13: 9781597805964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Harbors of the Sun Book Review:

A former friend has betrayed the Raksura and their groundling companions, and now the survivors must race across the Three Worlds to rescue their kidnapped family members. When Moon and Stone are sent ahead to scout, they quickly encounter an unexpected and potentially deadly ally, and decide to disobey the queens and continue the search alone. Following in a wind-ship, Jade and Malachite make an unlikely alliance of their own, until word reaches them that the Fell are massing for an attack on the Reaches, and that forces of the powerful Empire of Kish are turning against the Raksura and their groundling comrades. But there may be no time to stage a rescue, as the kidnapped Raksura discover that their captors are heading toward a mysterious destination with a stolen magical artifact that will cause more devastation for the Reaches than anything the lethal Fell can imagine. To stop them, the Raksura will have to take the ultimate risk and follow them into forbidden territory. The Harbors of the Sun, from celebrated fantasy author Martha Wells, is the thrilling follow-up to The Edge of Worlds, and the conclusion of a new Three Worlds duology of strange lands, uncanny beings, dead cities, and ancient danger.

Fugitive Telemetry

Fugitive Telemetry
Author: Martha Wells
Publsiher: Tordotcom
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN 10: 1250765382
ISBN 13: 9781250765383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fugitive Telemetry Book Review:

The New York Times bestselling security droid with a heart (though it wouldn't admit it!) is back in Fugitive Telemetry! Having captured the hearts of readers across the globe (Annalee Newitz says it's "one of the most humane portraits of a nonhuman I've ever read") Murderbot has also established Martha Wells as one of the great SF writers of today. No, I didn't kill the dead human. If I had, I wouldn't dump the body in the station mall. When Murderbot discovers a dead body on Preservation Station, it knows it is going to have to assist station security to determine who the body is (was), how they were killed (that should be relatively straightforward, at least), and why (because apparently that matters to a lot of people—who knew?) Yes, the unthinkable is about to happen: Murderbot must voluntarily speak to humans! Again! A new standalone adventure in the New York Times-bestselling, Hugo and Nebula Award winning series! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Edge of Worlds

Edge of Worlds
Author: Martha Wells
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 1597805955
ISBN 13: 9781597805957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edge of Worlds Book Review:

An expedition of groundlings from the Empire of Kish have traveled through the Three Worlds to the Indigo Cloud court of the Raksura, shape-shifting creatures of flight that live in large family groups. The groundlings have found a sealed ancient city at the edge of the shallow seas, near the deeps of the impassable Ocean. They believe it to be the last home of their ancestors and ask for help getting inside. But the Raksura fear it was built by their own distant ancestors, the Forerunners, and the last sealed Forerunner city they encountered was a prison for an unstoppable evil. Prior to the groundlings' arrival, the Indigo Cloud court had been plagued by visions of a disaster that could destroy all the courts in the Reaches. Now, the court's mentors believe the ancient city is connected to the foretold danger. A small group of warriors, including consort Moon, an orphan new to the colony and the Raksura's idea of family, and sister queen Jade, agree to go with the groundling expedition to investigate. But the predatory Fell have found the city too, and in the race to keep the danger contained, the Raksura may be the ones who inadvertently release it. The Edge of Worlds, from celebrated fantasy author Martha Wells, returns to the fascinating world of The Cloud Roads for the first book in a new series of strange lands, uncanny beings, dead cities, and ancient danger.

Robotics Through Science Fiction

Robotics Through Science Fiction
Author: Robin R. Murphy
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-12-25
ISBN 10: 0262350254
ISBN 13: 9780262350259
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robotics Through Science Fiction Book Review:

Six classic science fiction stories and commentary that illustrate and explain key algorithms or principles of artificial intelligence. This book presents six classic science fiction stories and commentary that illustrate and explain key algorithms or principles of artificial intelligence. Even though all the stories were originally published before 1973, they help readers grapple with two questions that stir debate even today: how are intelligent robots programmed? and what are the limits of autonomous robots? The stories—by Isaac Asimov, Vernor Vinge, Brian Aldiss, and Philip K. Dick—cover telepresence, behavior-based robotics, deliberation, testing, human-robot interaction, the “uncanny valley,” natural language understanding, machine learning, and ethics. Each story is preceded by an introductory note, “As You Read the Story,” and followed by a discussion of its implications, “After You Have Read the Story.” Together with the commentary, the stories offer a nontechnical introduction to robotics. The stories can also be considered as a set of—admittedly fanciful—case studies to be read in conjunction with more serious study. Contents “Stranger in Paradise” by Isaac Asimov, 1973 “Runaround” by Isaac Asimov, 1942 “Long Shot” by Vernor Vinge, 1972 “Catch That Rabbit” by Isaac Asimov, 1944 “Super-Toys Last All Summer Long” by Brian Aldiss, 1969 “Second Variety” by Philip K. Dick, 1953

Tor com Publishing s Summer of Space Opera Sampler

Tor com Publishing s Summer of Space Opera Sampler
Author: Spencer Ellsworth,Andrew Neil Gray,J.S. Herbison,Dave Hutchinson,Martha Wells,Corey J. White
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2017-05-16
ISBN 10: 1250169658
ISBN 13: 9781250169655
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tor com Publishing s Summer of Space Opera Sampler Book Review:

Blast off into adventure with psychic powers, half-human revolutions, haunted luxury spaceships, murderous sentient robots, and genetic experiments. Check out excerpts from five short works that will be lighting up the stars in Summer 2017. Starfire: A Red Peace by Spencer Ellsworth, The Ghost Line by Andrew Neil Gray and J. S. Herbison, Acadie by Dave Hutchinson, All Systems Red by Martha Wells, and Killing Gravity by Corey J. White. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Home Habitat Range Niche Territory

Home  Habitat  Range  Niche  Territory
Author: Martha Wells
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2021-04-19
ISBN 10: 125083886X
ISBN 13: 9781250838865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Home Habitat Range Niche Territory Book Review:

"Home: Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory" is a short story set in the world of Martha Well's Murderbot Diaries. This story was originally given free to readers who pre-ordered Network Effect, the fifth entry in the series. The events of "Home: Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory" occur just after the fourth novella, Exit Strategy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Wizard Hunters

The Wizard Hunters
Author: Martha Wells
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061827517
ISBN 13: 9780061827518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wizard Hunters Book Review:

Once a fertile and prosperous land, Ile-Rien is under attack by the Gardier, a mysterious army whose storm-black airships appear from nowhere to strike without warning. Every weapon in the arsenal of Ile-Rien's revered wizards has proven useless. And now the last hope of a magical realm under siege rests within a child's plaything.

Wheel of the Infinite

Wheel of the Infinite
Author: Martha Wells
Publsiher: Eos
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2001-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780380788156
ISBN 13: 0380788152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wheel of the Infinite Book Review:

In Duvalpore, where the Wheel of the Infinite must be remade every century or reality will suffer, the Wheel's guardians cannot cope with the damages that appear, and only the outcast Maskelle and Rian the swordsman can find the source of the problem. Reprint.

Artificial Condition

Artificial Condition
Author: Martha Wells
Publsiher: Tor.com
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 1250186935
ISBN 13: 9781250186935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Artificial Condition Book Review:

A USA Today bestseller The "I love Murderbot!" —Ann Leckie Artificial Condition is the follow-up to Martha Wells's Hugo, Nebula, Alex, and Locus Award-winning, New York Times bestselling All Systems Red It has a dark past—one in which a number of humans were killed. A past that caused it to christen itself “Murderbot”. But it has only vague memories of the massacre that spawned that title, and it wants to know more. Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don’t want to know what the “A” stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue. What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Black Book of Communism

The Black Book of Communism
Author: G. Peter Albert,Stéphane Courtois,Nicolas Werth,Andrzej Paczkowski,Jean-Louis Panne,Karel Bartosek,Jean-Louis Margolin
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 858
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780674076082
ISBN 13: 0674076087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Book of Communism Book Review:

Collects and analyzes seventy years of communist crimes that offer details on Kim Sung's Korea, Vietnam under "Uncle Ho," and Cuba under Castro.

The Death of the Necromancer

The Death of the Necromancer
Author: Martha Wells
Publsiher: Eos
Total Pages: 544
Release: 1999-07-01
ISBN 10: 9780380788149
ISBN 13: 0380788144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of the Necromancer Book Review:

Bent on avenging the execution of his godfather by a duplicitous count, master criminal Nicholas is diverted by a series of eerie events that forces him to confront an ancient evil. By the author of The Element of Fire. Reprint.

Bubbles Drops and Particles

Bubbles  Drops  and Particles
Author: R. Clift,J. R. Grace,M. E. Weber
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-04-22
ISBN 10: 0486317749
ISBN 13: 9780486317748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bubbles Drops and Particles Book Review:

This volume offers a unified treatment and critical review of the literature related to the fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and mass transfer of single bubbles, drops, and particles. 1978 edition.

The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections

The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections
Author: Kevin R. Reitz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 778
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN 10: 0190241446
ISBN 13: 9780190241445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections Book Review:

It is no secret that America's sentencing and corrections systems are in crisis, and neither system can be understood or repaired fully without careful consideration of the other. This handbook examines the intertwined and multi-layered fields of American sentencing and corrections from global and historical viewpoints, from theoretical and policy perspectives, and with close attention to many problem-specific arenas. Editors Joan Petersilia and Kevin R. Reitz, both leaders in their respective fields, bring together a group of preeminent scholars to present state-of-the art research, investigate current practices, and explore the implications of new and varied approaches wherever possible. The handbook's contributors bridge the gap between research and policy across a range of topics including an overview of mass incarceration and its collateral effects, explorations of sentencing theories and their applications, analyses of the full spectrum of correctional options, and first-hand accounts of life inside of and outside of prison. Individual chapters reflect expertise and source materials from multiple fields including criminology, law, sociology, psychology, public policy, economics, political science, and history. Proving that the problems of sentencing and corrections, writ large, cannot be addressed effectively or comprehensively within the confines of any one discipline, The Oxford Handbook of Sentencing and Corrections is a vital reference volume on these two related and central components of America's ongoing experiment in mass incarceration.