Fugitive Telemetry (The Murderbot Diaries #6), by Martha Wells

May 8, 2021

Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I seem to be the odd one out but this new Murderbot novella simply didn’t work for me. At times, it felt very slow while, at other times, the story raced along – a very uneven pacing, unfortunately.

Mensah and the others hardly played any role and our beloved Murderbot pretty much acts as some random security consultant, trying to make sense of a murder.

Apart from the (here rather superficial) xenophobia aspects, all the moral aspects of the previous books in this series were largely neglected.

To be totally frank, most of the time I was actually bored reading this. Here’s to hoping for more than a “filler episode” next time and more exciting new adventures in the future.



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