Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4)Exit Strategy by Martha Wells
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“So, you’re a SecUnit.” She made a half-shrug gesture I didn’t understand. “Is that…weird?”

It was a complicated question with a simple answer. “Yes.”

this novella was meant to conclude the murderbot series, and while it does tie off the story that begins in book one and ends on a satisfyingly-ambiguous note for murderbot’s future; a perfectly reasonable tone for a full-series endpoint, i’m glad i read this knowing there are two more published after this (and more on the way) because i am not through murderbotting.

i do hope that mensah makes an appearance in the later books, because of how important she has been to dear murderbot on their journey to becoming their own person—a rogue murderbot burdened by their feels.

She wasn’t afraid of me. And it hit me that I didn’t want that to change. She had just been through a traumatic experience, and I was making it worse. Something was overwhelming me, and it wasn’t the familiar wave of not-caring.

Fine, I sent. I sounded sulky, because I was sulky.

I hate emotions.

life’s rich pageant, murderbot-style. keep ’em coming, ms. wells!


i am burning through these murderbot books the way we burned through our ozone layer and i fear my “wait, there’s no more?” wake-up call is going to be just as devastating when it comes.

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