So maybe I stayed up way-way past my bedtime finishing this full-length Murderbot novel in one gigantic gulp like I used to with my favorite science fiction novels as a kid, sheet pulled over my head, flashlight in hand so I wouldn't get caught, but man, it was so worth it. Murderbot is in fine form in Network Effect, somehow right inside my brain thinking my own anti-social thoughts while flying its cloud of drones and saving its very stupid humans -- perhaps even starting to rely on its humans a bit (shocking) and having relationship (not a relationship, sorry, a peer-to-peer negotiated contract) issues with ART, the big meany. I absolutely could not stop reading. Eventually I had to feed the cat, but I picked it right back up again, like Murderbot would watching an interrupted episode of WorldHoppers between beating off another round of hostile Targets.
Can I just say, when they make the video game, I hope they reward me with a scene from Sanctuary Moon as a reward for hacking my Governor Module.