All Systems Red

Murderbot doesn't want to murder. Murderbot wants to watch TV. Unfortunately, Murderbot has to murder. Sometimes. Because Murderbot is a SecUnit, and its job is to protect whoever the company tells it to protect. As a point of discussion, Murderbot's pronoun is it. I'm not dehumanizing it. You could yell at Wells for dehumanizing Murderbot, but Murderbot isn't human. So don't @ me. Murderbot has no name. It thinks of itself as Murderbot because it's…

Sakura: Intellectual Property

Sakura: Intellectual Property is a cyberpunk novel set in near-future Japan featuring the heavy metal star turned assassin sentient android Sakura. The country has extremely high poverty rates; most of the populace is retreating further into an augmented reality world powered by the all-powerful American corporation simply called the Mall. Sakura must fight for her freedom and the freedom of her people. Zachary Hill wrote the first draft of Sakura: Intellectual Property. He intended it…

Android Paradox

I didn’t know what I was getting into when I picked up Android Paradox by Michael La Ronn. It was a brand new book, published just days before I bought it. I had never read any of his books before, and it was pure chance that I stumbled upon it. Browsing through selections of recently published sci-fi books, this book stood out. Rogue androids, special agents, and modern cover art drew me in. I instantly…