Review: Home: Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory by Martha Wells

Author: Martha Wells
Series: The Murderbot Diaries #4.5
Publisher: Tor
Released: May 5, 2020
Received: Own

4 kitties

Oh my goodness! More Murderbot! How did I miss the release of this short story?!?

Home is the first story story set in the world of Murderbot Diaries that isn’t from Murderbot’s perspective. Instead, it is from the perspective of Dr. Mensah – one of Murderbot’s primary/favorite humans.

This short story is set sometime following the events of Exit Strategy, where Murderbot had to kind of go above and beyond in order to get Dr. Mensah safely out of the hands of GrayCris Corporation.

“There is no way to honestly answer that question without being insulting.”

Yes! Can I have more of this please? Not only do I really enjoy the way Dr. Mensah thinks (I love her subtle snark), but it was really fascinating seeing Murderbot/SecUnit from the perspective of a human.

It was kind of refreshing, but also (dare I say it?) endearing. Yes, SecUnit, the jerk that they are, is actually kind of endearing. Maybe that’s because I couldn’t see what they were thinking? No, that’s probably not it, considering how much I’ve loved Murderbot even before this point.

While this short story is exactly that – short, I really did enjoy it. I wouldn’t have minded seeing more from Mensah’s perspective (duh), but I’m also not going to complain. I will happily take any Murderbot story that I can get.


About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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