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SciFi Book Club July 2023 - Network Effect

Hosted by the Consul of the Global Book Club Group
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Fri 21 Jul 16:30 - 18:30

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Network Effect by Martha Wells

The Network Effect is a Protected content fiction fantasy novel written by Martha Wells. It was winner of the Protected content Award for Best Novel, the Protected content Award for Best Novel and the Protected content Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.

After a pretty traumatic life of being treated as nothing more than ‘an appliance for a team’, or a dangerous weapon that can be discarded and abandoned by its human associates, Murderbot is not too comfortable with feelings, affection and emotions. As a sentient killing machine Murderbot is having difficulties in expressing its emotions and prefers to keep this aspect private. So, when its human associates (never friends) are captured and another not-friend from its past requires urgent assistance, Murderbot must choose between inertia and drastic action. What follows is a story about the issue of personhood, interpersonal relations and friendship.