40 pages 1 hour read

Martha Wells

All Systems Red

Fiction | Novella | Adult | Published in 2017

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Essay Topics


Titles help to establish a literary work’s tone and genre and focus the reader’s expectations. What does the title All Systems Red indicate about these aspects of the work?


In Chapter 2, Murderbot details the romantic relationships and intrigues that exist among the members of the Preservation team (30). These relationships rarely, if ever, come into play in the story. Why, in your opinion, does Wells include these details, and what is their significance in the narrative?


Science fiction draws on human interactions with technology on personal, social, and global scales. How does the portrayal of human-technological interaction in All Systems Red mirror how we interact with technology today? In what ways does it differ? Support your response with evidence from the text.