Is it only me? Or do we all like android stories and their unique take on our own ontology? Being in being, in other words.
This is simple, but great science fiction. A murderbot who isn’t quite right with murder.
Like Anne Rice’s ‘Interview with a Vampire’ it does that great thing of providing its central character – the android – with superhuman powers that it is not comfortable with.
Now sympathies engaged, we go on the second adventure in the Murderbot Diaries, eSeries, where our hero makes friends with a super AI transporter bot ART, running its own ship; then finds itself allowing its own physical transformation under ART’s sculpel-weilding intelligence; before regressing us to its own dark pit of ‘inspiration’, providing a perspective on being one enternal step removed from ever being wholly human.
And aren’t we all, at times, not feeling quite sentient enough?