Can’t Wait Wednesday: Artificial Condition by Martha Wells

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings. This is a weekly meme to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. The books I choose aren’t released yet and usually won’t be published for at least two or three months.

I love finding out about books which will publish in future months and I like to share my excitement about the books. I also like to find out about new books on other people’s blogs and hope they’ll sometimes find something to look forward to on my blog.

I’m excited to read . . .

Artificial Condition” by Martha Wells

Series: The Murderbot Diaries #2

Published by

Publishing date: May 8, 2018

Genre: Science Fiction, Novella

144 pages

Synopsis: 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.

Teaming up with a Research Transport vessel named ART (you don’t want to know what the “A” stands for), Murderbot heads to the mining facility where it went rogue.

What it discovers will forever change the way it thinks…


I read and enjoyed the first book in this series last spring. It is an interesting look at androids owned and controlled by a company. If they’re machines that’s understandable, but if they’re self-aware that’s slavery, isn’t it? And why does an android name herself “Murderbot?”

I want more about Murderbot!

Have you read the first book in this series? How did you like it? What books are you excited to get your hands on when they’re published?