Artificial Condition by Martha Wells
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…
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Dubious consent to sex work discussed*
- Blood & gore depiction
- Physical injuries
- Surgery for coerced body modifications
- Murder & attempted murder
- Mass murder recounted
- Gun violence
- Explosion mentioned
- Attempted plane crash
- Mind control discussed
*Note: Android sex workers have a limited or no ability to override their mind control-like regulating system and therefore are unable to truly consent.