I read a book a few years back and I can't seem to find it again.

What I remember about the story:

  • In the beginning a couple of scavengers land on a moon or asteroid to scavenge an old military facility
  • there is one scavenger team and one lone scavenger who fight over the goods
  • a still functional combat android reactivates and starts to hunts the scavengers
  • I believe the combat android looked like a woman
  • the combat android kills the scavenger team and leaves with the lone one

The only other thing i can remember is that at some point the android goes into a tar lake which has an old battlefield under it to get its hands on materials for repairs.

That's pretty much all I can remember. Would be great if somebody could help me out.

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    I would like to read that one. Hope someone IDs it. Oct 26, 2017 at 18:51
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    Except for the android thing, there are a couple of Bolo stories that go in that direction.
    – LSerni
    Oct 26, 2017 at 19:10
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    @LSerni, that was my first thought, but it doesn't ring any bells. I hope someone IDs this one, I want to read it.
    – zeta-band
    Oct 26, 2017 at 20:38
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    @zeta-band Me too: I got some great reading suggestions here on SciFi.SE.
    – LSerni
    Oct 26, 2017 at 20:47
  • While looking for this book i noticed how hard it is to google for cyborg or android books. When i looked for "cyborg" i found pages of erotic literature with cyborg lovers. And as soon as you add "android" to the search you only get google playstore links or forums for android apps.
    – user66435
    Oct 27, 2017 at 18:24

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Ok. That's a bit embarrassing. Just found the book in my Amazon Kindle library. Looks like I bought, read and forgot about it.

It was:

My Outcast State (The Maauro Chronicles Book 1) by Edward McKeown


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Looks like there's even a second book out now.

  • I saw that. Still have to wait 19 hours. Thank you!
    – user66435
    Oct 27, 2017 at 23:19

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