Home: Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory

eBook, 32 pages

English language

Published April 18, 2021 by Tom Doherty Associates.

4 stars (2 reviews)

“Home: Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory” is a short story set in the world of Martha Well's Murderbot Diaries. This story was originally given free to readers who pre-ordered Network Effect, the fifth entry in the series. The events of “Home: Habitat, Range, Niche, Territory” occur just after the fourth novella, Exit Strategy.

4 editions

A Murderbot story told from a different point of view.

3 stars

Chronologically set between the Murderbot books "Exit Strategy" and "Network Effect", this short short story is told from the viewpoint of one of Murderbot's clients. After having being held hostage, Mensah is suffering from mental and emotional issues from that episode, yet is unwilling to admit to anybody; except perhaps Murderbot, who can see what is happening and encourages her to seek help. This is also a prelude to one of the story threads told in "Network Effect".

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  • Fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Short story