Kicking off the New Year in the middle of a quartet of novellas, ones I am very much enjoying: The Murderbot Diaries from Martha Wells are narrated by an AI "construct" (some human parts melded with a bot) which hacked the governor module which allowed it to be controlled; it gave itself the nickname "Murderbot" after killing a bunch of people it was supposed to be protecting. It is trying to figure out what happened in that incident, and doing its best to blend in as an augmented human while doing so. It's sarcastic, shy, and self-deprecating. The stories are fast paced and the relationships are good, and I really like Murderbot - as, apparently, does pretty much everyone else who reads it going by the number of awards it won in 2017 and 2018. Go Murderbot, go! (. . . hide out in your cubbyhole and watch videos like you really wish you could.) Happy New Year!