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The Murderbot Diaries

2021 Hugo Award Winner for Best Series


Network Effect Tor.com, 2020

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.

Nebula Award Winner for Best Novel, Locus Award Winner for Best Science Fiction Novel, Hugo Award Winner for Best Novel, New York Times Bestseller.

System Collapse Tor.com, 2023

Following the events in Network Effect, the Barish-Estranza corporation has sent rescue ships to a newly-colonized planet in peril, as well as additional SecUnits. But if there's an ethical corporation out there, Murderbot has yet to find it, and if Barish-Estranza can't have the planet, they're sure as hell not leaving without something. If that something just happens to be an entire colony of humans, well, a free workforce is a decent runner-up prize.


All Systems Red Tor.com, 2017

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.

Nebula Award Winner for Best Novella, ALA/YALSA Alex Award Winner, Locus Award Winner for Best Novella, Hugo Award Winner for Best Novella, Philip K. Dick Award Finalist, New York Times Bestseller for Audio

Artificial Condition Tor.com, 2018

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.

Hugo Award Winner for Best Novella, Nebula Award Finalist for Best Novella, USA Today Bestseller, Locus Award Winner for Best Novella

Rogue Protocol Tor.com, 2018

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.

Locus Award Finalist

Exit Strategy Tor.com, 2018

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.

British Science Fiction Association Finalist for Short Fiction

Fugitive Telemetry Tor.com, 2021

Set before Network Effect. 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?)

Locus Award Winner for Best Novella, New York Times Bestseller

The Murderbot Diaries Tor.com, 2021

Special Edition hardcover compilation of the first four novellas plus "Home: habitat, range, niche, territory." Subterranean Press, March 2021. Cover art and illustrations by Tommy Arnold.

Short Stories

| "Compulsory" Wired Magazine January 2019
Set before All Systems Red

| "home: habitat, range, niche, territory" May 2020, reprinted April 2021 on Tor.com
Set before Fugitive Telemetry

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