Book Review: Fugitive Telemetry

Hello Bookworms!

I hope you’re having a great Juneteenth weekend. I got plenty of pool time (it’s hot as blazes in Kansas City, so it’s a necessity at this point) and am hoping to get some extra R&R time today.

Today I’m sharing my book review of Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells.

I’ve been a huge fan of Murderbot since reading the first one, so when I got an alert for this book’s release back in April I hit that preorder button. It’s one of the few series I feel I can trust to be engaging, entertaining, and worth a buy.

So how did I like the newest adaptation in the series? Keep on scrolling!



No, I didn’t kill the dead human. If I had, I wouldn’t dump the body in the station mall.

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?)

Yes, the unthinkable is about to happen: Murderbot must voluntarily speak to humans!




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The Review:

Murderbot + a murder mystery = A lot of fun!

I had a good time with this sixth installment in the Murderbot series.

In a nutshell, Murderbot discovers a dead body on Preservation Station and gets a sleuthin! Chaos ensues.

Overall, I felt that this book differed a lot from the other ones to date, in some ways good, some ways not so great.

Murderbot, as always, is extremely colorful in its words and thoughts, and I loved that. It doesn’t care what others think of it, and I found it really inspirational given the past year everyone has had in the real world. Murderbot really does care about its humans in a very reluctant way, and that was really entertaining.

That being said, I felt that in previous installments we’ve had some really great character progression. In this one, I didn’t quite feel that. This felt something more of an interlude progressionwise for our beloved protagonist.

The plot was fun and different. This book had a central murder mystery theme to it, and I thought it was refreshing given the crazy roller coaster rides we usually go on with Murderbot. At the same time, I felt that there was something missing from the equation this time around. The books typically have this epic feel that just wasn’t there for me this time. I also thought the who dun it reveal at the end was a bit underwhelming, but that’s just my opinion.

Overall, I don’t think this was the best Murderbot book to date, but it still had plenty of great action, mystery, and an abundance of reluctance and sarcasm from Murderbot to keep me entertained. Worth a read!


That’s a Wrap!

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