Announcing SYSTEM COLLAPSE by Martha Wells

10th Jun 2024

System Collapse by Martha Wells

We're pleased to begin taking general orders for System Collapse by Martha Wells, the most recent novel-length entry in her Murderbot series.

Jamie Jones, who creates the striking covers for the trade hardcovers for series, has taken over illustration of our Murderbot limited editions, while giving the books a unique look that doesn't ape the more familiar depictions of everyone's favorite SecUnit.

About the Book:

Everyone’s favorite security unit Murderbot is still reeling from the events of Network Effect, so much so it is redacting information from itself. Who can blame it? Barish-Estranza has dispatched more SecUnits and supposed rescue ships, but the colony of humans on this planet may be in grave danger of becoming permanently indentured workers for the predatory corporation.

Meanwhile ART’s crew and the humans from Preservation are running interference to protect the colonists. But unless Murderbot’s operating parameters start functioning again, they may be a lost cause…

Martha Wells’ The Murderbot Diaries have been bestsellers and have won the coveted Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Awards. This seventh novel installment, System Collapse, was a New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today bestseller.

System Collapse more than thrills, delivering Wells’ trademark blend of action and humor with deep questions about what it means to be sentient, all told, of course, in the inimitable voice of Murderbot.

System Collapse will be:

  • Printed offset in two colors (black and Pantone®) on 70# archival quality paper in Opaque Bright White
  • Signed by Martha Wells
  • A full-color dust jacket seven pen-and-ink interior illustrations by Jaime Jones. (The dust jacket art will be included as a fold-out in the lettered edition.)
  • Smyth-sewn binding
  • 208 pages

The limited edition will be casebound in cloth, with foil stamping on the spine of the book. It includes a full color wraparound dust jacket.