Network Effect Second Printing

Network Effect Second Printing

Illustration By Tommy Arnold

Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Tommy Arnold.


  • There are no rights to other titles associated with the second printing of Network Effect.

About the Book:

We’re pleased to present Network Effect the first full-length novel about Martha Wells’ singular creation. This limited edition will be printed in two colors, on 70# Finch, the paper we use for higher end limited editions. The dust jacket will be printed on Mohawk.

SubPress favorite Tommy Arnold has contributed a full-color dust jacket, black-and-white endpapers, and a five full-page black-and-white-illustrations.  

Everyone’s favorite security unit Murderbot would much rather be watching new episodes of Lineages of the Sun, but is burdened, as usual, with clients who don’t trust their SecUnit’s situation assessment. And the situation in Network Effect, the first full-length novel in Martha Wells’ acclaimed Murderbot Diaries, quickly becomes dire.

It’s hardly Murderbot’s fault that its human employers are captured in, shall we say, heightened circumstances, but, of course, it falls to Murderbot to save the day. Again. And then a third party from its past enters the picture, also in desperate need of help. Will Murderbot never get a break?

Wells’ creation has amassed a devoted legion of fans whose minds were blown—figuratively—by the first four novella-length entries, which featured antagonists whose minds were blown—literally. Here readers will find a continuing masterful reinvention of the science fiction adventure story, with healthy doses of sardonic humor, high stakes interpersonal relationships, and some of the wittiest introspection to be found anywhere.

The Murderbot Diaries have been bestsellers and have won the coveted Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards. Now, in Network Effect, an instant New York Times bestseller, Wells takes things even further, shakes things up even more. This is a story that will satisfy both readers who’ve been along for the ride from the beginning, and those just jumping onboard the runaway space freighter that is the life of Murderbot.

Signed Second Printing: Sewn hardcover edition

Martha Wells
Tommy Arnold