Rogue Protocol

The Murderbot Diaries , #3

eBook, 131 pages

English language

Published Nov. 7, 2018 by Tordotcom.

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4 stars (5 reviews)

Sci-fi’s favorite antisocial A.I. is back on a mission. The case against the too-big-to-fail GrayCris Corporation is floundering, and more importantly, authorities are beginning to ask more questions about where Dr. Mensah's SecUnit is.

And Murderbot would rather those questions went away. For good.

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reviewed Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)

About The Same As Book 2

3 stars

While the previous book in The Murderbot Diaries focused a lot on dialogue, here there is a good mix of action and emotion, with another new bot/human relationship dynamic that added more to the world building.

The Murderbot story is interesting, the plot with GrayCris seems like it's going somewhere, but these past two books feel like a setup for the fourth book in a way that left both feeling incomplete. Murderbot still hasn't grown to like humans or see anything in a different light, but readers did get more insight of it's relationship with humans from it's reactions to Miki's relationship with it's leader.

Repetitive plots aside, I'm hoping that the fourth book will bring out new aspects of Murderbot as a character, shed some light on it's past, and take those final steps into the emotional impact of Murderbot's story.

3/5 for the humor, the fun action, the …

reviewed Rogue Protocol by Martha Wells (The Murderbot Diaries, #3)

Maybe too focussed on the action

4 stars

It started out as a page turner for me but lost a bit of steam during the various action scenes in the terraforming base. Not as thought-provoking as the previous installment and more action-oriented. We get to see a different human-bot relationship with Abene and Miki. I liked Miki, the naive robot, from the start. We also get to see another instance of GrayCris being ruthless. The ending is quite sad but leads to the finale of this story that the first four novellas cover.

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