This novella continues the Murderbot’s saga. It’s a locked-room murder mystery, where Murderbot has to work with annoying humans and a useless droid, and all it wants to do is watch Sanctuary Moon. A well-written side novel to the series. The sixth installment doesn’t really take “the plot” (I don’t think there’s one any longer) forward. It felt more like an amusing story to enjoy while waiting for the elevator to come. That’s the thing. It is that standby tune you listen to while in line to somewhere. So, it was enjoyable (the melody is well composed), but empty and you forget it instantly as you step out. Okay, there’s a more significant meaning when the mystery is finally revealed, but I surpassed it with a shrug.
What can I say? I read it because I want to hang around with Murderbot, wishing to return to that best scene in the entire series when Murderbot met ART. And it was lovely to know that Murderbot has made real connections with humans despite the whole concepts freaks it out. And I will continue reading the series. I just wish the next has something substantial to give; some pondering about existing and AIs or why not about the meaning of life, and no, Murderbot, watching Sanctuary Moon isn’t a meaning of life. Hopefully.
Thank you for reading. Have an electric day ❤